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The 30 Sexiest Male Athletes of 2013

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We're not  into sports, but we love athletic men. We may not know their stats, but we are hip to their red carpet looks or how fine they look while playing their perspective sport. Although we are happy with the men we have in our life, these pro-athletes are our guilty pleasure. Last year, we ranked the sexiest male athletes with David Oliver topping our list. Although he hasn't gotten any less cuter, he has more contenders that caught our eye this year.

Flip the pages to see which athlete ranked high or low on our list of the 30 sexiest male athletes of 2013.

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Amir Khan 

30. Amir Khan

We didn't know wrestling had such attractive players.

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29. Jon Isner

Hello tennis player Jon. A young face but attractive nonetheless, we're here for all Mr. Isner is hitting our way.

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Randy De Puniet

28. Randy de Puniet

Riding a bike never looked so sexy, unless you're Randy de Puniet and you get paid the big bucks to do it; one of the many reasons we love this sport.

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Fernando Verdasco

27. Fernando Verdasco

;A fine tennis player, who knew? Fernando isn't just a good match on the court, but also in the looks department.

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FLoyd Mayweather

26. Floyd Mayweather

Money Mayweather isn't just the top athlete out right now; he's also one of the cutest. His slick mouth and confidence is one of the main reasons we always root for him.

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Tom Brady 2013 Carnegie Hall Medal Of Excellence Gala

25. Tom Brady

When you're as fine as Tom Brady, the only person you can have on your arm to match your sexy is a supermodel. Another reason we're a bit envious of Gisele Bundchen for getting to lay next to this Patriots quarterback every night.

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Tally Hall

24. Tally Hall

We're starting to thing fútbol has the sexiest players of all sports; especially internationally.

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Mark Sanchez  

23. Mark Sanchez

Ladies, Mark Sanchez is still on the market and up for snags. The Jets may not be in the running for a superbowl win this year, but he's always winning in our books.

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Trey Burke

22. Trey Burke

This new comer to the pro athlete world is very easy on the eyes. Thanks to his good looks and impeccable skills, we won't have a problem tuning into the Utah Jazz games once in a while.

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Dwight Howard

21. Dwight Howard

Funny man may not get along with his reality show baby mothe,r but that doesn't affect how much we love his good looks and talent on and off the court.

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Shannon Brown Phoenix Suns Media Day

20. Shannon Brown

We love Shannon because of his love for family and his sport. We aren't sure who's luckier, Monica or her hubby, but watching them swoon over each other on IG makes us fall in love with him all over again with each post.

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19. Franklin Gutierrez

We weren't big fans of baseball until we discovered the Seattle Mariner's outfielder Franklin Gutierrez. Now we're in love with the game.

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Reggie Bush

18. Reggie Bush

Not only is Reggie Bush very attractive, but he knows how to make even cuter offspring.

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Carmelo Anthony New York knicks

17. Carmelo Anthony

We love the Anthonys which is the only reason why we're happy and not as jealous of Lala for taking this gorgeous basketball player off the market many moons ago.

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Aaron Ross "Sanya's Glam And Gold" Series Premiere 

16. Aaron Ross

This 2 time superbowl winner has been lowkey throughout his career. He's unfortunately taken but if you watch him on the field and on his reality show Gold n Glam with wife Sanya Richards-Ross, you'll become an instant Ross fan like we did.

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 Milwaukee Bucks v Chicago Bulls

15. Derrick Rose

Basketball may not be his #1 fan considering much of his career seems to be spent on the bench,  but we're always here for him and his good looks.

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Colin Kaepernick for ESPN Body Issue

14. Colin Kaepernick

Ever since he helped take the 49ers to the Superbowl and bared  all for Sports Illustrated, we've been rooting for this handsome guy. Plus being linked to beautiful Sanaa Lathan helps his suave player card in our books.

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13. Chris Paul

His love for family and the game will always make Chris Paul a winner in our books. Plus his eyes and smile always stop us dead in our tracks!

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Eric Decker 2nd Annual NFL Honors

12. Eric Decker

Thanks to Eric Decker, we're Denver Broncos fans. We aren't sure how his good looks slipped under our radar.

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Victor Cruz

11. Victor Cruz

We were so heartbroken to learn that our favorite salsa dancing pretty boy would be sidelined for the season due to knee injury. However, we're praying for a speedy recovery so that we can see him shut down more red carpets with his good looks and suave appeal.

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10. DeSean Jackson

He's a bad boy with a good game. One of the few football players that we see as much on the field as we see off and we aren't complaining one bit. This Eagles wide reciever knows how to play hard and dress well.

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9. David Beckham

Victoria Beckham is the luckiest woman alive. Not only is he a great soccer player. but he's a good father and spouse. Plus, we wouldn't mind growing old with him because he gets better looking with age.

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Cam Newton

8. Cam Newton

Mr. million dollar smile himself! We'd love to have this Panther's player in our corner.

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Dwyane Wade

7. Dwyane Wade

The fact that he finally put a ring on one of the hottest women in Hollywood , Gabrielle Union, makes him much more attractive. It's a catch 22 because we want him all to ourselves, but we just love the power couple!

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Ryan Lochte6. Ryan Lochte

We can't stress enough how fine Ryan Lochte is in and out the water, plus after his rumored fling with K. Michelle, we know he could handle anything we bring to him.

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Matt Kemp

5. Matt Kemp

We're still debating whether or not he's an official rebound  (i.e. Rihanna and now Khloe Kardashian), but once he's done playing the side lines we'd love to make him next up to bat in our love lives.

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Peyton Siva

 

4. Peyton Siva

He may be a rookie on the courts, but we've been keeping an eye on him ever since he played for the Louisville Cardinals in his college days. Now that he's a Piston, our attention to the game grew just a little bit more.

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Cristiano Ronaldo

3. Cristiano Renaldo

Soccer has some of the finest guys on their field and Cristiano is leading the pack. We've been fans of him for years and our adoration only grows as he gets the hotter.

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Serge Ibaka

2. Serge Ibaka

He plays well on the court, but he cleans up better off. This 24-years old basketball starter also snagged one of the finest lady's in music which makes him a sure winner, even if we're jealous of Keri Hilson.

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1. David Oliver

There's no question why David Oliver is the sexiest athelete two years in a row. This olympic medalist is educated with a college degree and his smile could melt our hearts.

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Ella Mai On The North Face's 'Explore Mode' Campaign, New Music And Living In The Moment

Ella Mai is in her own age of exploration. Her eponymous debut album scored her a platinum plaque with her breakout hit, "Boo'd Up" earning her a Grammy for Best R&B Song. But the accolades aren't driving her creative path. The arc in her compass is all about the places she's traveled, the people she's met and the lessons learned along the way.

"To be honest, personally, exploration is like growth. I feel like if you don't explore new things, whether it's going outside, meeting people or trying new food, you won't ever grow because you're just stuck in your little comfort zone which can be super scary to come out of," she tells VIBE at The North Face's Explore Mode event in New York on Monday (April 15). The singer is one of three women (including model-activist Gabrielle Richardson and chef Angela Dimayuga) who teamed up with the brand to share a message of enjoying the outside world without digital confinement and the global initiative to make Earth Day a national holiday.

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That energy was brought to the Coachella stage with the festival being her biggest artistic exploration so far.

"My favorite part of the performance would have to be when I performed "Naked" and because it was dark, and I performed when the sun went down, I couldn't see how far the crowd actually went back. But during "Naked," it was such an intimate moment I asked everyone to put their lights up (phones) and when I saw how far it went back I was like, "Woah." That moment sealed it for me."

"Even there were two people in the audience, I still would've done my best," she added. "But just to see the crowd be so engaged, even if they didn't know the music, was a really good feeling. I had so much fun."

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"As weird as it sounds, you felt it," she said. "Even in the weather, it was super hot and then everyone got the news and it started raining. Just a weird energy shift." As a new L.A. resident, the singer says Nipsey's influence cannot be denied.

"I feel like the energy shift went both ways; everyone was really sad, grieving and mourning but everyone feels more inspired by what he was doing that they want to go out and do something and change in their community. It's still a very touchy subject in L.A., especially the people that I'm around since they were very close to him. I think everyone is super inspired to do better and try to be more like him, which is great to see. YG's whole set at Coachella was dedicated to him, I know Khalid had a dedication to Mac Miller. Everyone is super aware of what Nipsey was trying to do and how he wanted to change the world."

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"I'm such a live-in-the-moment person," she says of her lack of identity on social media. While she might share a thought or two on social media, Mai is interested in appreciating the world around her. "I feel like everyone is so consumed about documenting the day, you don't really get to live the day. You just watch it back but I like to have the memories in my head. Of course, sometimes, I'll take out my phone but I try to live in the moment as much as possible."

Part of that mission is ensuring Earth Day is celebrated the right way. With the support of Mai, Richardson, and Dimayuga, The North Face officially launched a petition to make Earth Day a national holiday.

“The North Face is no stranger to exploration and this Earth Day we are proud to join our partners and fellow explorers in a global effort to make Earth Day a national holiday,” said Global General Manager of Lifestyle at The North Face, Tim Bantle. “We believe that when people take time to appreciate the Earth, they feel more connected to it and are more likely to protect it. Explore Mode urges us to unplug from our digital lives to connect in real life to the world, each other, and ourselves in the effort to move the world forward.”

Mai hasn't hit her all of her exploration goals just yet. "I really want to go to Indonesia or Bali," she said. "That's one of my Bucket List places I really, really, really wanna go." For her essentials, the singer knows she has to bring along a windbreaker set and of course, a jester backpack. "I think the backpack is the most important thing."

In addition to a few trips around the globe, one destination includes the studio for new music. While she hasn't had time to lock down a moment to record, the inspiration is sizzling.

"When I work in the studio, I like to be like there for a good amount of time," she explains. "I like to block off two to three weeks at a time, I don't like to go to different studios and different places, it's just a comfort thing but I'm very excited to get back cause I have a lot of talk about. I've seen so many different places and met so many new people and a lot that I didn't get to experience last year."

Learn more about The North Face's petition for Earth Day here.

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