Usually, children follow in the footsteps of their fathers. It can be a bit tough to break out from their large ominous shadows and make a mark of their own. However, there are instances of these young girls breaking the glass ceiling and going on to make an individual mark.
It is a natural tendency for people to compare these girls with their illustrious parents. They form the impression that they should live up to the reputation of their illustrious fathers. However, it does not materialize very often. Very rarely do you find fathers and daughters shining in the same sport or discipline. These daughters have to break away from the mold and carve out an individual career. One can say that they do have an advantage in being a celebrity daughter. However, they have to do the hard work just like everyone else in this world.
We shall now look at the eleven famous athlete daughters right now. Their fathers have been champions in their sports as varied as soccer, baseball, NFL, and even badminton.
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11. Deiondra Sanders
At the No. 11 position, we have Deiondra Sanders, daughter of Hall of Fame NFL cornerback, Deion Sanders. The NFL is predominantly a male bastion, though the women do play this sport in recent times. Born to Deion Sanders and his first wife Carolyn Chambers, Deiondra has made a mark in a completely different field. She is a reality star and top quality entrepreneur. She has made appearance in the reality show, Deion’s Family Playbook. Creator of the hair extension line Love Me Extensions she is the joint owner of the online shoe boutique, House of Sole. She has a charitable side to her character as well having co-founded the ‘Anything is Possible’ foundation.
10. Bianca Gascoigne
From NFL we come to the traditional football or soccer as you call it more famously. Paul Gascoigne has been one of the greatest football players never to have won a World Cup title. However, he has a terrific reputation of being an all-time great. His adopted daughter Bianca Gascoigne gained popularity as a glamour model and television personality. Attaining the sixth position in the reality show, Celebrity Big Brother is no easy task. A good TV presenter, she auditioned for the ninth series of The X-Factor but could not make the cut. However, she does make her entry at No. 10 in this list.
9. Brooke Hogan
Every WWF fan must have heard the name of The Hulk Hogan. One of the best wrestlers to have ever set foot inside the ring, Hulk Hogan is a gigantic personality. It is very difficult to fit into his shoes. However, his daughter Brooke Ellen Bollea also known as Brooke Hogan has carved out a niche of her own. She had been a professional wrestler at one time but switched over to becoming an American reality TV star, songwriter, actor, and singer. It was quite difficult to break away from the overprotective cover of her father and excel in a different field. However, Brooke managed to shine in her chosen profession thereby enabling her to step in at No. 9 in this list.
8. Jordin Sparks
Jordin Sparks, daughter of professional football player, Phillippi Sparks, is a celebrity in her own right. She has the distinction of being the youngest winner of the American Idol when she won the sixth season of this famous series at the age of just 17 years. She is a versatile actor, singer, and a songwriter as well. Many of her albums regularly feature in the Billboard Hot 100 top-10 singles. One of her songs, ‘No Air’ has won her a Grammy nomination as well. Thus, you can see her achievements as far superior to that of her famous father. This talent is enough to win her the No. 8 spot in this list.
7. Cassie Trammell
At No. 7, we have an illustrious daughter of a different kind of a sports celebrity. Usually, one associates with the athletes and the main players in any sport. However, there is a category of people who play a great role in the success of these athletes and players. Their contribution to the athlete’s fame and fortune is priceless. We are referring to the cheerleaders. We have Cassie Trammell, daughter of the head choreographer of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, Judy Trammell. Cassie Trammell has represented herself in many episodes of the series, Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders – Making the Team. She is a celebrity in her own right. Now, one must admit that Cassie Trammell is one of the hottest athlete daughters with an admirable body and figure.
6. Jasmyn Wilkins
You can call the No. 6 personality on this list as a true beauty in many respects. Placed 4th in the Miss USA pageant in 2012, Jasmyn Wilkins is a full-time model today. She has an illustrious father representing the New York Knicks in the NBA. Her father Gerald Wilkins had a long and illustrious career spanning 13 years. This is a sporting family all the way with his brother being the Atlanta Hawks superstar, Dominique Wilkins. Jasmyn’s brother Damien Wilkins is a basketball player in his own right. At one point in time, Jasmyn Wilkins was Miss Georgia in 2012. Today, she is a successful model with several endorsements and commercials to her credit.
5. Paulina Gretzky
An American model and pop singer, Paulina Gretzky occupies the No. 5 spot in this list. Having illustrious parents Wayne Gretzky and Janet Jones, Paulina has lived a celebrity life since her childhood. Her father, Wayne is considered the greatest ice-hockey player ever. The leading scorer in the NHL, Wayne Gretzky is a Canadian married to American actor Janet Jones. Paulina is married to professional golfer Dustin Johnson, thus continuing her tryst with celebrity. Having played the role of Bikini Girl Daisy in Grown Ups 2, she was at one time ranked 59 on the list of the most desirable women in the world.
4. Laila Ali
At No. 4, we have one daughter who has literally followed into her father’s footsteps. However, it would be impossible to fill into his large boots. We are referring to Laila Ali, the daughter of The Greatest ‘Muhammad Ali’. Boxing is in her genes when you have such a great legend as your father. Though you cannot expect her to match her father’s performances, she has a record which even her father does not have. She has not lost a single professional bout in her life. When she retired from the sport in 2007, she held all the super middleweight titles in the world, namely the WBC, WIBC, IWBF, and IBA. She was also the IWBF light heavyweight champion at that time.
3. Stephanie McMahon
Here we have a daughter who has literally outshone her father at his own game. The No. 3 spot belongs to Stephanie McMahon, daughter of WWE CEO, Vince McMahon. Stephanie has been a WWE champion at one point. A professional wrestler and manager, she later on became the General Manager of the RAW faction of the WWE. She comes from an illustrious sporting family with her brother, father, and grandfather, all being professional wrestlers. She is the wife of Triple H, another illustrious professional wrestler in the WWE. Known for her manipulative skills, Stephanie has been in the forefront in the WWE for a long time now.
2. Kendall Jenner
The personality at the No. 2 spot, Kendall Jenner is the daughter of American decathlete Bruce Jenner. She is also related to the famous Kardashian sisters. A reality star and successful model in her own right, Kendall Jenner did not have to depend on her father to gain a foothold into the celebrity industry. After doing various ramp shows for corporate giants such as Tommy Hilfiger, Givenchy, and others, Kendall Jenner is a model in high demand. She has had her moments under the sun in the reality show, ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’.
1. Deepika Padukone
The No. 1 spot belongs to an eternal India beauty, Deepika Padukone. Daughter of the legendary badminton player, Prakash Padukone, Deepika is a highly successful film celebrity in the Bollywood film industry. She has recently tried her luck in Hollywood as well. Possessing one of the cutest smiles in the industry, she has a body figure men would kill for. Extremely tall by Indian standards, Deepika can make heads turn with her bewitching eyes and dimpled smile any time of the day. She has inherited the grace from her father, Prakash Padukone. He has been the greatest badminton played produced by India. He made waves in the badminton world when he won the All England Championship in 1980. Though Deepika is an accomplished badminton player herself, she is better known as the hottest film actress in the Indian film industry today.
You have just seen the 11 top famous athlete daughters. Barring a couple, you must have noticed that these star-daughters have made it big in a sport or career different from that of their illustrious fathers. This is because it is very tough being an offspring of a celebrity. People may feel that you are born with a silver spoon in your mouth, but it is not so.