#StrongIsTheNewSexy: 8 Powerful Female Athletes Who Are Totally Inspiring

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1. Alyssa Valdez

A dominating force on the court, this Ateneo Lady Eagle has captured the nation. Now, she’s got a number of product endorsements under her belt and a social media following that rivals some of the hottest celebrities. Don’t let her sweet smile fool you, she’s a beast when she’s in the zone!

2. Heather Cooke

A Fil-Am beauty who can bend it like Beckham, Cooke has got that good girl charm perfect for television. She was once a cast member of MTV’s The Real World: Las Vegas, but it’s her mad skills on the field that will have you wishing you didn’t quit the high school soccer team.

3. Rachel Anne Daquis

Known simply as “RAD” to her legions of fans, the former FEU Lady Tamaraw will be your new #fitspo once you see her in a bikini. Long toned gams: check. Crazy abs: check. She’s a lean, mean volleyball-spiking machine who’s unafraid of tapping into her sensual side, as seen on her October cover for FHM Philippines. Time to ditch that burger for a salad.

4. Maika Tanpoco

What’s the secret to being a solid tennis player? The answer: knowing how to serve with precision and accuracy. And with a 160th ranking by the ITF (International Tennis Federation) in the world junior women’s division, this pro is bound to just get better and better at her game.   

5. Gretchen Ho

This former Ateneo Lady Eagle is pretty, has tons of class, and is a heavy-hitter when it comes to all things volleyball related. So much so that she’s graced numerous covers of magazines and is a role model for a lot of young girls.  

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6. Lorraine Lapus

As one of the country’s most prominent female surfers, she has participated and placed in numerous competitions. But what her life as a surf ambassador can really teach you: how to be ultra-chill and just ride the wave of life.

7. Michelle Gumabao

The former DLSU Lady Spiker is proof that our country is semi-obsessed with captivating volleybelles. She later forayed into television starring in the much talked about season of Pinoy Big Brother: All In. Now as an ambassador for multiple brands, she is constantly showing the public that she is capable of a steady evolution. 

8. Rhian Ramos 

What most people don’t know: Not only is Rhian a talented actress, but she’s also a badass racecar driver. During the Toyota Vios Cup, Rhian becomes a speed demon, shattering the idiotic stereotype that women are subpar behind the wheel.

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