Maria Sharapova's looks

Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by heycal, Feb 9, 2007.

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How attractive is Maria Sharapova?

  1. EXTREMELY hot and sexy

    22.9%
  2. Way above average

    41.5%
  3. about average

    25.7%
  4. Not particularly attractive at all

    8.0%
  5. makes an old dish rag look good in comparison

    2.0%
  1. heycal

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    There's a hot debate raging right now in the "Reading the score" thread over Miss Sharapova's appearance, and I'd like to solicitate some other opinions. Vote here, and feel free to comment.
     
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  2. Andres

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    About average, to my eyes.
     
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  3. abenguyen

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    well i think you need to get those eyes checked!
     
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    wow u did it. i didnt think you actually would make a poll. gj for that. and i stand by my average girl who is airbrushed in everything we see except her matches where she really shows off that ten year old boy chest of hers.
     
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  5. LuckyR

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    Maria is an attractive young woman, but is not to Hollywood standards. Her claim to fame is that she plays tennis extremely well and has very good (not great) looks. It's the combination of both that makes her stand out, not pure looks.
     
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  6. Feña14

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    1. I don't like overly tall women.
    2. I don't like blonde women (much).
    3. I don't like her body.
    4. Shes a bit too pale for my liking.
    4. She's not all that pretty in my eyes.

    It's all about what you look for in a woman I suppose and Maria doesn't have anything particularly that I find attractive.
     
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  7. CanadianChic

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    Exellent post Fena - you just backed up my stance 100 percent.

    I voted that she is under par - but not unattractive.
     
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  9. Lakoste

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    She's not ugly by any means, but if she was a normal chick and was walking down the street, I wouldn't do a double-take to get a better look...
    Yea...I think we get your point...

    Maverick's type of girl: no one can confuse this with a 10 year old boy
     
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  10. fed_the_savior

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    ^^ 2 pounds of make-up, hair done up to death. She has kind of a girlish looking face. Nice hips and legs.

    I think she is what they call "marketed."

    Here's your stunner: http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/73176591.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=3449EC56B79F1D42007E5D58A2B85C85

    But here's a pretty fair picture: http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/731...00C081D9F47004EC89053202BBB4A74A7342140A0CF24

    My take: slightly above average, but I vote average to balance the marketing hype.
     
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  11. Fee

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    I've never understood the fascination with her looks, and I wonder if she would get any attention if she was a brunette. She's looks kind of undeveloped and fish faced to me, but she has great long legs. Still, I'd take Elena Dementieva any day, now that I've seen both of them relatively close up.

    Then again, Andy Roddick gets better looking every time he wins a match (so he says) so I guess there is something to be said for the 'persona' and the whole package.
     
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    To ad to f_t_s's comments, that pic is one of the most over-processed, over-photoshopped, over-airbrushed pics of a 'real person' I've ever seen. There's a soft filter on her whole body, and her midsection and legs look more like they've been drawn in PhotoShop to start with, as opposed to a massaged-photo.
     
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  13. Fee

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    Yeah, I have to agree. A lot of photo editing, and it wasn't even good photo editing. Overkill.
     
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  14. Feña14

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    lol it's actually pretty funny how much that picture has been edited. When I opened the link the picture was just of the body and it looked so fake. I hope the editing team who did that photo get payed for all the over time they must of had to put in to get it looking like that!

    What's going on with the mighty Australia aswell! England winning back to back matches and beating New Zealand, all in the form of the game that we could barely get a win against Bangladesh in .. Funny game eh? ;)


    Yeah she's not totally unattractive, looks wise she isn't the best but if she had a great personality then she would appear more attractive. The fact that she doesn't have the greatest personality means I seem to notice her flaws more than I would otherwise.
     
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    How is that a cheap shot? That's like posting a picture of [insert hot chick's name] and calling that a cheap shot. Maybe you found the girl in the picture to be unattractive, that doesn't mean everyone does.


    EDIT:I think I figured out why you found the picture to be a cheap shot, with the username Maverick and all.....sorry about that....
     
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    im not sure what that has to do with anything. how is my name associated with fat chicks.
     
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    Kournikova at marias age has her beat by long shot, but i dunno, those legs....
     
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    yea her butt and chest area could have a little work done but i mean she still is pretty.
     
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  19. dpfrazier

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    Yup - I'm sure she's attractive to a lot of people, just not to me...
     
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  20. Jet Rink

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    What cracks me up is the one guy who voted for the "dish rag" option...

    Yeesh.

    I picked the "extremely hot" option and ain't afraid to admit it.

    Jet
     
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  21. Mick

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    Sharapova is nice looking compared to other female tennis players. Of course if you compare her to some Vogue model, then she would look ordinary.
     
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    Sharapova is HOT! Period.
     
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    I never understood why people made such a big deal about Sharapova, or Dementieva for that matter.

    Kirilenko on the other hand... :grin:
     
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  24. Jet Rink

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    Alright brother - I went and did a search, based on your recommendation, and concur. Kirilenko deserves her own poll.

    Jet
     
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    I have just spoken to a 21 year old male who absolutely agrees with you. He thinks Kirilenko deserves more attention, to put it nicely.
     
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  26. Mick

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    Top = Maria Kirilenko
    Bottom = Maria Sharapova

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    Sharapova is OVER-rated

    Come on, guys! This girl is not all that. Hell, she's not even the best-looking of the Russian players (Dementieva gets my vote).

    She is tall and blonde. No ****, no ass, vain, her looks are are as over-rated as her game, and she's a young girl trying to be all grown-up. I have been to Ukraine and to be honest 7 out of the 10 girls I dated there are >= Sharapova. And the other 3 I'd go for over Sharapova anyways.

    That said, if Maria just flung herself at me, it's on. Compared to fat, over-weight femi**** American women, Maria is way above average. But compared to her countrywomen, just average.
     
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    I'm not too familiar with Kirilenko since she's not good enough to make it to the televised rounds in the majors, but I was under the impression she was a major hottie. This the best picture you got of her?? Of these two photos, I'll take Sharapova.
     
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  29. Mick

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    I would take Sharapova too :)

    Here is video of Kirilenko on youtube:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dhig0RQhkBs
     
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    Of course you would Heycal, but we wouldn't want to add any bias to your little experiment of truth now would we??
     
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    As I pointed out in the "Reading the score" thread, Maria gets the most attention because she's the prettiest of the BEST players. Kirilenko, Ivanovic, Harlkeroad, and the other pretty girls don't get more attention because they're not very successful, not because of some pro-Maria conspiracy. Compare Sharapova to the other contemporary Grand Slam winners -- Clisters, Davenport, Henin, Kuzenstova, Hingis, Myskina, Mauresemo and the Williams sisters. Maria is prettier and sexier than all of them (with Hingis very close), and is perhaps the prettiest woman to have won a Grand Slam EVER in the history of the game.

    Pretty + great = 20 million bucks a year in endorsements and swimsuit calendars. Why is that hard to understand for some people?
     
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  32. Mick

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    i am on the same page with you heycal.
     
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    I wasn't putting my finger on the scale here -- I was serious in saying I was underwhelmed by the Great Kirilenko I've heard so much about. Maybe it was just a bad picture? I'll do some of my own research on this and get back to you...
    EDIT: Just checked some video of her. She's pretty cute, but not spectacular. I'd probably still go with Sharapova.

    To prove that I don't have some Sharapova bias, I'll happily admit that I'd rather take Ivanovic (judging from the photos), Harkleroad, and maybe another one or two others back to a Ruvu Hote-ru before I would Sharapova.
     
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    Get out of this thread Heycal, you are muddying the waters with your opinions. Not fair my friend - comment on the other thread, but you are affecting others here with the debate. I don't want to debate the validity of polls with you like I have to with Stormy so please Heycal!
    I will state though that tall and thin does not equal pretty if we are now discussing the top, say, dozen players. A meatball on a plate of spaghetti does indeed stick out.
     
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  35. Mick

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    have you seen the seinfeld episode where George Costanza is obsessed with the thought of making out with "giant" women ? :)
     
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  36. Kobble

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    She is a little above average in my eyes. I do feel she is getting better looking, though.
     
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    Yes, a classic. I believe I've seen all the Seinfeld episodes (but none top the nipple). Are you equating Heycal with George Cantstandya Mick? ;)
     
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    So 35 other people including you are allowed to "muddy the waters" with their opinions but not moi?

    As I said in the other thread, the results of this poll are meaningless anyway. Polls in general aren't always reliable, much less polls like this on TT. Besides, you are free to vote her "below average" in attractiveness if you want, but she's still going to make 20 million bucks a year based in large part on her good looks.

    I don't know who the hell Stormy is.
     
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  39. Mick

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    haha I am not sure about heycal but George got me thinking like that too :)
     
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  40. heycal

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    Exactly. Did you notice how her hind quarters were looking particularly fabulous at the AO?

    Oops. Not to muddy the waters or anything...
     
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    I actually laughed out loud at this post Heycal. You little innocent you. This poll was your idea to bolster your stance in the other thread, and I am keeping it alive as Phil is not around- how did that happen? I did vote, and I was referring to Stormholloway.
     
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    That's cool Mick - everyone has a role model I suppose - at least your's is nerdy George rather than Bunker. ;)

    Yes, Heycal, why don't you tell Mick all about your achiness??
     
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    I thought my post hinted to a formal(complete) analysis. Yes, all improvements were noted.
     
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  44. Mick

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    I think Maria Sharapova's mother must have been an incredibly beautiful woman because Yuri is not a handsome man but together they could still produce Maria Sharapova.
     
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  45. Fee

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    Kirilenko looks stunning in that photo. Thanks for posting it.

    By the way, this
    is a euphemism. Do you want to know what he really said? I won't post it here.
     
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  46. heycal

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    I don't need to tell Mick how Maria's tush at the Australian Open made me ache. He's got eyes, doesn't he? He can see quite clearly that Maria is a major ache-worthy hottie without me telling him so.

    I don't know who the hell Bunker is.
     
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    Archie Bunker, who else? Work with me here Heycal. :p
     
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    I taped all the Maria Sharapova matches from the AO that ESPN2 broadcasted but only one men's match (Federer vs Gonzalez) :)
     
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    I know who Archie Bunker is (I even had dinner with Carroll O'Connor once long ago, as it happens), but I have never once heard him referred to merely as "Bunker".
     
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    Heycal, you are absolutely killing me here. I'm not Phil - you don't have to pick apart every single thing I say do you? Sorry, I meant Archie Bunker, but it's late and I'm tired.
     
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