Yes, Canadian-American Tanith Belbin posed practically naked on the cover of Men’s Health, in celebration of the mag naming her America’s Hottest Athlete. And yes, she is H.O.T. But beyond her insanely good looks lies an ice dancer with a competitive streak, and she’s chasing the gold alongside her skating partner Ben Agosto in Vancouver this month.
Tanith, 25, moved to the States as a teenager from her native Canada to find an ice dancing partner that matched her skill level, and was granted expedited citizenship by President Bush in 2005 so that she could compete in the 2006 Winter Olympics, where they snagged the silver medal. Sure, Tanith is hot enough to melt the ice under her skates (we’re sure her rumored ice dancing flame Evan Lysacek would agree), but changing your citizenship to compete for the ultimate prize? Now that’s just mother-effin’ bad-ass…kinda like that sexy Men’s Health cover.