By Michael Scotto
Derek Jeter has been a great player for the Yankees on the field & will one day end up in Cooperstown, but he deserves as much praise for his “play” off the field & in the dating scene. Jeter has over 3000 hits on the diamond, but he also had 10 diamonds in the rough off it. Here’s a look at the captain’s top 10 “hits” off the field.
1. Adriana Lima
The recently turned 30 year-old Brazilian model has been a Victoria Secret Angel since 2000. Yet, it’s her “good girl” image that makes her the most attractive bombshell. Lima is a devout Catholic who attends church every Sunday. In April 2006, she told GQ that she was a virgin. “Sex is for after marriage,” she explained. “They [men] have to respect that this is my choice. If there’s no respect, that means they don’t want me.” The current lucky man who “respects” her is husband Marko Jaric, who couldn’t score in the NBA, but certainly did with Adriana Lima.
2. Jessica Alba
This current 30 year-old Danish, French, Canadian, & Mexican mix got her start as the sexy lead actress in Dark Angel back in 2000. She then proved that her hips don’t lie in the dance film Honey in 2003. Alba continued her rise in 2005 starring in both Sin City & Fantastic Four. By 2006 she was voted No. 1 on AskMen.com’s list of “99 Most Desirable Women,” as well as “Sexiest Woman in the World” by FHM in 2007. A year later she met her current husband Cash Warren with whom she now has two children. Judging by his first name, Cash certainly is rolling in the Alba dough.
3. Mariah Carey
The 41 year-old Carey began her career back in 1988, or when most people reading this article were born. She was born in Huntington, NY as the youngest child to Patricia, a former opera singer and vocal coach, & Alfred Roy Carey. Like her music she is an interesting mix. Carey is Irish, African, & Venezuelan. For many years, just like her song title, she was a “Fantasy,” but is now married to Nick Cannon.
4. Jessica Biel
Biel, a 29 year-old actress was born in Ely, Minnesota of German, French, & English decent. While the climate in Minnesota was cool, she warmed up the temperature for viewers across the U.S. She is most noted for her role as Mary Camden from 7th Heaven & as Alex McDonough in the movie I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry. Currently, Biel has been linked to singer Justin Timberlake.
5. Minka Kelly
The 31 year-old Kelly started this list in the first place. Kelly is the most recent in a long line of former Jeter girlfriends. Kelly came to fame for her role as Lyla Garrity in the NBC series Friday Night Lights & recently landed a role in the upcoming series Charlie’s Angels. Kelly grew up in L.A. & is the only child of former Aerosmith guitarist Rick Dufay. If she starred in a baseball series, maybe things may have worked out for her & Jeter.
6. Vanessa Minnillo
The 30 year-old Minnillo’s fame began early in her life as a former Miss Teen USA. Over her career she’s been a TV personality & host, model, & actress. She is noted primarily for her work as a New York based correspondent for Entertainment Tonight & as a host of MTV’s Total Request Live. Minnillo is of Irish, Italian, & Philippine decent & recently married Nick Lachey earlier this year.
7. Vida Guerra
Guerra is 37, but still as stunning as ever. Her claim to fame directly stems from her looks. Guerra is a Cuban model who claimed fame in the U.S. back in 2002 with her first appearance in FHM Magazine. She’s also been a video vixen starring in videos such as: “Shake Ya Tailfeather,” by Nelly & P. Diddy (his name at the time), “The New Workout Plan,” by Kanye West, & “Obsession,” by Frankie J & Baby Bash among others. Guerra is a vegetarian, which may be the secret to her good looks at age 37.
8. Tyra Banks
The 37 year-old Banks is most noted for being the first black cover model for Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue & GQ. Banks also created America’s Next Top Model & is the co-creator of True Beauty. Currently, she is the host of her own talk show, the Tyra Banks Show.
9. Jordana Brewster
The 31 year-old Brewster began her acting career on All My Children an episode & then jumped to As The World Turns as Nikki Munson in a continuous role. Brewster’s claim to fame originated in 2001 from the film The Fast and the Furious. In 2009 she began a recurring role in the NBC show Chuck. Her most recent role was in the movie Fast Five this year. After her relationship with Jeter ended she dated & married Andrew Form in 2007.
10. Lara Dutta
The 33 year-old Dutta & former Miss Universe is an Indian actress & has spent time as the UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador. She rounds out the Top-10 list, which is all the more impressive for Jeter & his credentials as a bachelor.
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