Posted: Tuesday December 19, 2006 5:26PM; Updated: Wednesday December 20, 2006 12:49PM
You have to love a beauty contest in which the judges are better-looking than the contestants. Every February, SI publishes its Swimsuit issue, a collection of the hottest models wearing the latest swimwear. Now, SI.com turns the tables in a way, enlisting a blue-ribbon panel of beauties -- Anne V, Brooklyn Decker, Marisa Miller, Fernanda Motta and Daniella Sarahyba -- to rank the best-looking male and female athletes in sports.
After cutting our initial list of nominees to 100 for each group, we sent photographs to our model judges. Each judge graded the athletes on a scale of 1-10 and then offered comments for their rating. "All these people are beautiful," says Brooklyn, "so if you give someone a 4, it's really like giving them a 14." Says Marisa with a laugh, "I'm going to hell for grading people on their looks."