12. Alicia Schmidt
Schmidt is another beneficiary of social media because her followers skyrocketed in 2021. She made the German national team at the Tokyo Olympics but didn’t compete. The sprinter became known as one of the world’s gorgeous female athletes.
However, this title sits uneasily with her because she puts her sporting achievements first. She could easily be a model but loves science and competing more than anything else. Schmidt even worked with soccer club Borussia Dortmund as a fitness coach (via The Sun).