Skier Kristi Leskinen
Kristi Leskinen made a huge splash when she first went pro. She was the only woman athlete to qualify for the Big Air event and one of a handful who did the Superpipe. Kristi walked away with a silver medal, but she was a pioneer who made competitive skiing for women become mainstream.
In 2005, she made FHM’s list of the top 100 hottest women of the ear. Her looks, as well as her skiing abilities, earned her numerous sponsorship deals. She won first place in Dancing with the Stars and third place in The Amazing Race. She unofficially retired in 2010 after collecting about $1.5 million in prize money.