50 Most Ripped Female Athletes In The World

4. Jill McConkey

Professional Bodybuilder

Meet this Northern Irish lass in a bar and you might be tempted to try some flirting. Before you do, though, be warned: you’re messing with a muscle machine. While she’s always been fit and active, it wasn’t until a few years ago that she started weights training for real. The results have been spectacular, with a finely honed and highly toned muscle around every curve. After winning the Miss Northern Ireland title in 2011, she hasn’t looked back (it helps, of course, if you’ve got a mirror), racking up a string of wins against much more experience veterans of the scene. For her it’s not a hobby anymore – it’s a lifestyle. She still adores “the feeling of leaving the gym absolutely punctured and dripping in sweat.” We wouldn’t know what that’s like.