Natalie Gulbis — Celeb Crush
Born and raised in Sacramento, CA, this 30-year-old pro-golfer is not only talented, but she’s easy on the eyes, too.
Natalie began playing golf at 4 years old, and by the time she was 7, she had already won a tournament. By age 10, she was breaking par. We didn’t even have to google what that means! She played as an amateur on the LPGA Tour at the age of 14, and was the top player on the boys team at Granite Bay High School, where she graduated at the age of 16. She attended University of Arizona on a full golf scholarship, and only attended for one season before summoned to the pros.
During her first few years playing professionally, she placed in the top 10 in four consecutive championships games. Her first official win came in 2007 at the Evian Masters in France, for which she claimed a $450k prize.
Natalie embraces being somewhat of a sex symbol in the LPGA; she released a calendar of photos just before the 2006 U.S. Women’s Open which included photos of her posing in swimwear. (We just searched on eBay, no luck). The USGA banned the calendar from being sold at the event, deeming it inappropriate. We deem them: lame.
She’s posed in and written for FHM Magazine, had her own reality TV show (who hasn’t?), appeared on ‘Celebrity Apprentice,’ ‘CSI: Miami,’ and has had endorsement deals with EA Sports, Michelob Ultra, Canon, and Lake Las Vegas Resort, to name a few of the many.
Our favorite thing she’s done, though? This Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition shoot, where she posed in a painted-on bikini. That’s not a euphemism: