Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue’s Female Athletes Alana Blanchard, Michelle Jenneke, Ellen Hong, Eva de Goede
Kate Upton might be the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue’s covergirl, but lesser known female athletes stun within the issue’s pages.
Surfer Alana Blanchard, hurdler Michelle Jenneke and Dutch field hockey standouts Ellen Hoog and Eva de Goede are all featured alongside the better known model names of Katherine Webb, Hannah Davis and of course, Upton.
Blackchard, the only surfer featured in the magazine, hails from Kauai. The 22-year-old who won first place in the 2009 Reef Hawaiian Pro Speciality Championships, recently qualified for the elite 2013 ASP Women’s World Championship Tour, according to Surfer Today.
Jenneke, native to Australia, got her first taste of celebrity after a video of her pre-race dance routine at the IAAF World Junior Championship wound up on YouTube.
Hoog and de Goede were teammates on the Dutch field hockey time during the London Olympics. Although the entire squad received ample recognition for their attractiveness, it was just these two who were singled out for the shoot.