There was a time when the athletes were the cool kids who got invited to all the parties and had the best-looking dates whereas the nerds were the smart kids who excelled in education and had geeky interests like comic books, video games, and lesser known cool hobbies, However, over the years, the lines between athlete and nerd have blurred with more athletes becoming nerds.
The athletes have retained their good looks and great shape but have grown to love video games, comic books, and outside interests that used to only exist in the nerd community. With that in mind let’s look at 11 gorgeous athletes who are secretly huge nerds in real life.
11. RONDA ROUSEY
Ronda Rousey has a massive obsession with Pokemon, calling Mew her favourite.
Rousey also loves to play MMORPGs and loves World of Warcraft, where she plays as a Night Elf Hunter. She also loves Mortal Kombat.
10. GINA CARANO
Gina Carano has dated Henry Cavill who plays Superman. She is also a movie geek and can quote Cry Baby, the 1990 cult film by John Waters.
9. JESSICA MENDOZA
ESPN and Marvel Comics turned gorgeous athletes like Mendoza into superheroes and named Mendoza’s character Major Leap.
8. AJ LEE
Former WWE women’s superstar AJ Lee is a tomboy and loves comic books, anime, and video games.
7. MICHELLE JENNEKE
Michelle Jenneke goes to Sydney University and is studying mechatronics, which is a mixture of mechanical and electric engineering. Jenneke has a strong affinity for robotics and autonomous systems.
6. EUGENIE BOUCHARD
Eugenie Bouchard’s favorite subject in school was math. She also collects teddy bears and is a massive fan of Big Bang Theory and Jim Parsons who plays Sheldon.
She claims that Sheldon is her favorite character since he is nerdy and reminds her of herself.
5. MIESHA TATE
Miesha Tate loves cosplay and dressed up as Wonder Woman and a sexy Batman.
4. JENNY PACEY
Jenny Pacey had a chance to star in a comic book movie where she spent weeks training.
3. LINDSEY VONN
Lindsey Vonn has new ski gear which is a Captain America body suit and helmet. She posted the images of her new outfit on Twitter.
2. ALEXA BLISS
Alexa Bliss is a total and complete pop culture geek. She loves cosplay and has dressed up as Harley Quinn. Bliss also loves video games and often challenges fans at comic conventions to try and beat her in a game of her choice.
1. DWYANE JOHNSON
The most successful Hollywood actor to go from the WWE to movies is easily Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. He has made more money in his films than almost anyone in Hollywood the last decade with films from the G.I. Joe and The Fast and the Furious franchises mixed in. He also has a role coming in the DC Comics Extended Universe where he will play Black Adam, the main villain of Shazam.