4. Eileen Gu
Gu was the face of the controversial Beijing Winter Olympics. She grew up in the United States but opted to represent her mother’s native China because of the commercial opportunities. This proved to be a wise decision because she’s a superstar in the Middle Kingdom.
The downhill skier appeared on the front page of many magazines as she moonlights as a model. It’s no surprise because she is stunningly attractive. However, Gu discovered the hard way that Chinese fans are fickle when she made comments about using a VPN in the country (via Time).