The term "WAGs" was coined by the British tabloid media to describe the wives and girlfriends of famous soccer players. Now that the World Cup is in full swing, most of the world’s WAGs have descended upon South Africa to show their support for their men...and to show off their bangin’ bodies.
10. Alex Curran
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Alex Curran is one of the leading WAGs of the England national football team. The 27-year-old is married to Steven Gerrard who plays for Liverpool. Curran has been described as an “uber-WAG” by the British tabloids and has capitalized on her fame by working as model, fashion columnist, and fragrance entrepreneur. In 2007 she launched her first perfume called “Alex,” which quickly became a bestseller.
9. Alena Seredova
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Alena is a Czech model living and working in Italy. She is currently living with the Italian national football goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon. In 1998 Alena was the Czech Republic’s representative in the Miss World beauty pageant. Alena placed fourth. Ironically Alena’s last name means “ugly person” in Czech. The far-from-ugly Alena has appeared on the covers of the European editions of Penthouse and Playboy. She also owns the Italian lingerie company Baci e Abbracci.
8. Bethany Dempsey
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Bethany is married to U.S. midfielder Clint Dempsey. The 26-year-old is a educational psychologist. She rose to widespread fame in the United States after posing in nothing but body paint for the 2010 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue as part of their World Cup wives feature. This was Dempsey's first time modeling and it took over 15 hours to apply the body paint.
7. Yolanthe Cabau Van Kasbergen
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The Dutch love Yolanthe Cabau van Kasbergen. The 25-year-old, who is dating Dutch player Wesley Sneijder, has been voted “Sexiest Babe of the Year” three times by readers of the Dutch version of FHM magazine. The model, television presenter, and actress was born in Spain on the party island Ibiza. Her incredibly long name is a result of the Spanish custom of combining both parents' names.
6. Sarah Brandner
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Sarah Brandner is the live-in girlfriend of German midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger. Sarah is a model who has lived and worked in Milan and New York. The 20-year-old was recently featured in Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue as part of their World Cup WAGs special. In the saucy shot she wears the German jersey painted on her naked body.
5. Sylvie van der Vaart
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Sylvie is a famous Dutch model and television personality. In 2003 she was named the Netherlands’ Sexiest Female. Her relationship with footballer Rafael van der Vaart cemented her fame and the duo quickly became one of the country's most famous celebrity couples. Their fame was so vast that in 2005 their wedding was broadcast live on television to huge ratings. When Rafeal moved to Germany to play for Hamburger SV, Sylvie became a German television personality, appearing as a judge on Germany’s Got Talent and participating in the German version of Dancing with the Stars.
4. Abbey Clancy
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Abbey Clancy is a British model who rose to prominence in the United Kingdom in 2006 after appearing on Britain’s Next Top Model. Judges thought she had more of a glamour model look than runway appeal and she was named the runner-up in the reality show. Also in 2006 Clancy started dating England football star Peter Crouch. She appeared in the stands during the 2006 World Cup until she was dumped by Crouch halfway through the competition and sent home to Britain. The two later reunited, are now engaged, and plan on have a “huge wedding.” Abbey keeps busy modeling lingerie and appearing on the cover of lad magazines. This year she was part of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
3. Sara Carbonero
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According to Spanish tabloid magazines ultra hot television sports reporter Sara Carbonero (considered one of the hottest sports broadcasters in the world) has hooked up with the Spanish captain Iker Casillas. The two were photographed kissing earlier this year, sending the country into a spin. Sara is a sideline reporter and presenter for Spanish television station Telecinco. She is currently in South Africa working on their coverage of the World Cup.
2. Charlene Suric
Charelene Suric is the better half of French defender Gael Clichy. The tall brunette joined six other WAGs to help promote a new line of World Cup jerseys from British sports company Umbro. Charlene said she was very excited to represent France in the shoot and is hoping her team goes all the way this time, which might be possible if they actually showed up for practice.
1. Irin Shayk
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Soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is known for bedding amazingly hot women and Russian model Irina Shayk is no exception. The two have apparently been dating since May of this year. Ronaldo has a reputation for loving and leaving the ladies, so who knows if the duo will still be together by the end of this World Cup? The 24-year-old has appeared in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue since 2007. This year she modeled two swimsuits she designed all by herself. Irina is the current face of Italian lingerie brand Intimissimi and has also modeled for Victoria’s Secret.
That Ronaldo is one lucky man.
Bonus: Cheryl Cole - The Hottest Estranged WAG
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There is no doubt Cheryl Cole is drop dead gorgeous. The British singer and television personality would've made the list if she hadn’t split from husband Ashley Cole. While they have yet to officially divorce, Cheryl announced earlier this year that she had left the perennial cheater and womanizer. While Ashley is said to be heartbroken and trying desperately to reunite, Cheryl has moved on and is looking better than ever.