Did you hear the big news? Ryan Lochte, the notorious playboy and most eligible bachelor from the 2012 Summer Olympics, has finally settled on a girlfriend. Like, for realz. And the lucky girl? That would be none other than Miss USA 2012, Olivia Culpo.
No? You don’t really care? Well, neither do I. However, I do enjoy looking at the hot wives and girlfriends of famous athletes to distract me from the daily grind. And this new sports power couple opens up a window of opportunity to talk about a variety of sports WAGs that doesn’t get as much attention as other varieties.
You see, an awful lot of top athletes seem to have a predilection for supermodels—particularly those of the Victoria’s Secret variety. However, over the years, beauty pageants have also been a steady supply of sports WAGs. And why not, right? Often these women just as attractive as the models, but they’re classier—you know, because they wear tiaras.
So today, partly in honor of Ryan Lochte and Olivia Culpo, but mostly just because, we present you with this list of 15 hot beauty queens who dated athletes. Enjoy!