Social media has grown over the last decade and has become one of the most important aspects of the internet. You may not choose to join websites and apps like Twitter, Snapchat, and Facebook, but no matter how hard you try to put your head in the sand, these entities affect you because of the people around you. In some ways, this is a bad thing, the spreading of disinformation being a prominent recent example. But there certainly are some good things to come from it as well. If you are attracted to beautiful women, then the opportunity to see many of them looking fantastic is one of the most notable.
Out of all social media options, there is no doubt that Instagram is best set up for those looking to see pictures of beautiful things. Completely based on photos, if you find the right accounts, then you are bound to see some truly breathtaking stuff. For our purposes, we set out to find images of some truly gorgeous gals. It then occurred to us that in order to be an athlete at the highest level, you have to mold your body into a machine which also happens to result in a figure that is to die for. Realizing these two facts is what inspired us to put together this list of fifteen hottest female athletes you need to be following on Instagram.
In order for someone to be up for consideration here, they first and foremost need to be involved in a sport and be someone that the world became aware of for one reason or another. Next, they have to be an attractive woman who has an Instagram account under their name where they post photographs of themselves. Finally, we must point out that we can’t say with certainty that anyone listed here is the person actually posting the images. But as long as they are represented, that is all that matters.
15 Caroline Wozniacki
A professional tennis player who won the WTA Newcomer of the Year award in 2008, Caroline was a standout from the moment she made it to the majors. The person who was able to win the most singles titles in a year between 2008 and 2011, she was able to reign supreme six times in both 2010 and 2011. Having won a total of twenty-five WTA singles titles over her career so far, this Scandinavian athlete was ranked first in the world at one point. This only goes to show just how impressive she can be on the court. Also, somebody that is stunning to look at, she can be seen in bikinis on her Instagram but also looks enchanting when wearing a dress or everyday casual clothes.
14 Maria Sharapova
Arguably the most famous woman on this list, Maria is a tennis player too and has competed on the world stage several times over the years. Able to achieve a grand slam in tennis, that means she has won multiple major championships and absolutely has to be considered one of the best players of her generation. Competing on behalf of Russia at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, she took home a silver which is just one more medal on her mantle and another reason why she has been ranked number one in the world previously. Gorgeous enough to turn heads if she had never picked up a racquet, due to that and her fame, she has been featured in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in the past which is a highly coveted gig. It should, therefore, come as little surprise that her Instagram account is home to a plethora of appealing photos of her, both on the court and off.
13 Blair O’Neal
A Golfer who has played in the juniors, Blair was selected for the Junior Ryder Cup Team in Valderrama, Spain and medaled at AJGA Ping Phoenix Junior Championship. Able to win the Women’s 5A Arizona State Golf Champion medal, she received a full ride scholarship to Arizona State University where she was a two-time NCAA women’s long-drive champion. Becoming a professional golfer at the same time as creating a career for herself as a model, she stepped away from the game after a broken foot and ended up focusing on the latter career. Eventually stepping back into the sport as well as becoming a media personality, her skills and looks have opened a lot of doors for her. Those two passions are also well represented on her Instagram page where you’ll see images of her golfing, covering the sport, and most importantly for this list, looking amazing.
12 Lindsey Vonn
An athlete that has represented Team US many times in the past, Lindsey Vonn has represented herself well at the American Alpine Ski Racer World Cup. This is epitomized by the fact that she won titles at the event three years in a row (2008, 2009 and 2010), as well pulling off the feat again in 2012. One of only six women to have won world cup races in all five disciplines of alpine skiing, she has won an awe-inspiring seventy-seven races in her career.
Also tapped to be a correspondent for NBC News, working for them during the 2014 Winter Olympics while nursing an injury, it seems as though she will remain famous after her athletic career ends. Considering that her sport of choice takes place in the cold of winter due to its reliance on snow, it may seem like her Instagram would be dominated by shots of her all bundled up. Instead, she is oftentimes seen in bikinis on beaches or dressed up to hit the town and looking dazzling, which earns her a place here.
11 Aly Raisman
An American gymnast, Aly was the captain of their 2012 and 2016 Olympic teams which were first known as the “Fierce Five” and then rechristened as the “Final Five” at the latter event. An Olympic gold medalist who also has bronze and silver on her mantle, she was actually the most decorated gymnast at the 2012 event. In short, she is one of the best gymnasts in the world. Also well-known for being a splendid-looking woman, when not training or competing, she has taken part in a seemingly ever rising amount of photo shoots. We can’t blame the photographers either as she is a very photogenic person as evidenced by her Instagram feed where she looks fantastic while living her everyday life.
10 Kassidy Cook
An American athlete who is a member of the national diving team, if Kassidy had earned another fourth of a point, she would have competed at the 2012 Olympics which must have been an awful blow. Fortunately, for her, she didn’t suffer a similar setback in 2016 and ended up coming up 16th in the women’s 3-metre springboard event. That may not sound nearly as impressive as some of the accomplishments of the other women on this list, but let's keep in mind that she was up against the best in the world. Twenty-one years old at the time of this writing, she is very youthful-looking on Instagram where she seems to live a vibrant life and looks absolutely adorable and hot in every image.
9 Rachel Wray
A former cheerleader who represented the Kansas City Chiefs, Rachel is an example of the fact that the people jumping and flipping on the side of the field are incredible athletes as well. Deciding to transition to another sport, however, she made the move to MMA in 2012 and by 2015, had competed in four fights, including two which she won. Despite the fact that when asked what her parents think of her change in career she said her “mom hates it,” it seems as though she is unwilling to let things stand in her way. Of course, it probably helps that her “dad loves” her becoming a fighter. Someone with a body that seems almost ungodly curvy, if you check out her Instagram page, it becomes clear that she takes a lot of pride in her figure, especially her rear.
8 Alana Blanchard
If movies have taught us anything, it's the fact that surfers are supposed to have the types of bodies that any woman would want to have and anyone attracted to the female form would likely adore. That is certainly a belief that is reinforced by the appearance of Alana Blanchard, a woman that splits her time between competing in surf competitions and modeling. Also well-known for designing swimwear and wetsuits for surfers, she seems like a rather intelligent and industrious person. When looking at her Instagram account, it is immediately clear that she feels at home in the water as there are many pictures of her swimming, surfing, or on a beach. Of course, a glorious side effect of that is that you get the opportunity to see her in swimsuits which provide a view of her body that we find highly desirable.
7 Anna Semenovich
It is important to keep in mind that competing in sports at even a national level is something that is truly impressive. That said, as far as the world stage is concerned, former competitive ice dancer Anna Semenovich didn’t do enough in her sport to become an international star. Thankfully, for her and lovers of women with curves, she would go on to find some success as a singer, actress, and model which is a career change that has provided us all with photos of her body. Someone with a bountiful chest, to say the least, for those of us that enjoy that attribute in a woman, her Instagram is one you’ll want to track down and follow as soon as possible.
6 Michelle Jenneke
An Australian hurdler who won a silver medal at the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics, Michelle Jenneke went on to compete at the full-fledged Olympic games in 2016. As cool as that must be for her, it isn’t her main claim to fame as she earned notoriety for something she does prior to her races. When footage of her doing a dance of sorts to warm up at the 2012 World Junior Championships in Athletics went viral because of how sexy it was, she became a sensation overnight. Going on to appear on The Tonight Show and working with the popular website, The Chive, she reached her pop culture zenith when she appeared in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Possessing a body that she worked hard to craft into an athletic marvel, that and her lovely facial features make her one of the sexiest athletes around which is evident on Instagram.
5 Soo Yeon Lee
When most people are asked to list sports, we’re guessing that ping pong would come up near the end of the discussion. We don’t think that that is any disrespect to those that practice it but is evidence of the fact that table tennis, as it is alternatively known, isn’t practiced as often. Just like other sports, however, it takes a huge amount of commitment to play at the highest levels, as is obvious by the insane pace the pros play at. Soo Yeon Lee is an international champion and her extremely fit body is a testament to the level of commitment to being the best she puts into everything. Also, somebody who has done her fair share of modeling, she looks amazing on film and isn’t shy about showing her body off on her Instagram, much to our delight.
4 Skylar Diggins-Smith
A member of the Dallas Wings, which is a WNBA team, Skylar Diggins-Smith can be seen on a basketball court regularly. A former National Gatorade Player of the Year and Gatorade Female Athlete of the Year, her athletic ability has been turning heads for years on end now. But that is the only thing she is notable for. One of the most exquisite women we’ve ever seen, she may have taken our top spot here if she showed more skin on her Instagram account. Instead, she is typically fully dressed and in decidedly PG situations, but she is a woman stunning enough to still come in the upper echelon of athletes on social media.
3 Allison Stokke
We can only imagine how bizarre it must have seemed to Allison Stokke when she became famous online seemingly out of nowhere. After photos of her were taken and published on a California track and field website became disseminated online, millions of people were taken aback by how attractive this unknown athlete was. Seventeen years old at the time, the pole vaulter couldn’t have possibly expected these events would come to pass, but that didn’t stop her from taking advantage of the situation. An accomplished athlete who broke records for high school pole vaulters, she is also a fitness model today. Fully an adult now, coming in at twenty-eight, there is nothing holding us back from admiring her body of work that is more often than not on display on her Instagram account.
2 Anastasia Ashley
The second surfer on this list that is also a model in her off time, Anastasia Ashley seems to be accomplished at both. At one time named Triple Crown Rookie of the Year, this talented athlete won her first major national title in surfing at the young age of sixteen after taking up a board at the mind-boggling age of five. Going on to appear in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, she has also been included in the pages of Maxim Magazine, a publication that is infamous for featuring sexy photos of women. Apparently, she is comfortable with sharing a view of her body with the world based off of the images that can be seen on her Instagram account. A beautiful woman with a booty for the ages, she seems incapable of taking a bad image based off of what we can see of her.
1 Leryn Franco
Javelin throwing isn’t exactly the most talked about sport in the world, but if you ask us, it is actually pretty cool. Seeing someone thrusting a spike of sorts into the air where it travels long distances is pretty impressive to look at. Even more impressive, however, is virtually any image of Leryn Franco, who competed in the sport at the 2004, 2008, and 2012 Olympics.
Going on to become a model, she too was tapped to appear in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and all we can say is that we bow down to the person that made that decision. A former beauty pageant participant, she was runner-up to become Miss Universo Paraguay 2006 and competed to become Miss Bikini of the Universe. Based off of how she looks on her Instagram account, where she often appears in bikinis and other outfits that reveal much of her body, how she failed to win every pageant she appeared in is beyond us.