4 WMMA Fighters Who Could Become Breakout Stars

Women’s MMA is on the rise. This much is certain. Between the UFC, Invicta and other promotions accepting their place in the sport, stars are sure to be made.Ronda Rousey is easily the biggest star in the sport, though Miesha Tate, Cris “Cyborg” Justino and Gina Carano have also broken out into the spotlight.With the increased exposure, including Invicta on UFC Fight Pass and WSOF on network TV, who are some women that can become breakout stars? Let’s take a look at four women who could fit that bill.

Michelle WatersonThe atomweight division is probably the least popular and exposed of the main four WMMA divisions. Now that UFC Fight Pass hosts Invicta events, champion Michelle Waterson can really break out into the mainstream.Waterson, known as “The Karate Hottie,” has constantly found herself in outrageously entertaining fights.

Just watch her bouts against Lacey Schuckman and Jessica Penne. They rivaled the entertainment of any fight you can possibly think of.Then there’s Waterson’s looks. Her nickname isn’t an ironic one like the fat guy named, “Skinny Pete.” She is a model with the looks and charisma to shoot her stock through the roof.She could, in theory, become the next Gina Carano in terms of all-around star power.

via 4 WMMA Fighters Who Could Become Breakout Stars | Bleacher Report.

Michelle Wie wins 2014 U.S. Women’s Open

Michelle Wie wins 2014 U.S. Women's Open - fayobserver.com: U.S. Open

 

Michelle Wie wins 2014 U.S. Women’s Open

Posted: Sunday, June 22, 2014 10:48 am

PINEHURST – It’s the final round of the U.S. Women’s Open at Pinehurst No. 2, and we’ll be here until the winner is crowned this evening.

Check back often for updates:

5:55 p.m.

Michelle Wie had a three-shot lead on the 16th tee box, endured a double-bogey on that hole, but birdied the 17th to finish at 2-under-par win the 2014 U.S. Women’s Open at Pinehurst No. 2 Sunday.

It is the first major championship for the 24-year-old Hawaiian, who beat Stacy Lewis by two strokes.

Stephanie Meadow finished at 1-over-par to take third.

- Randy Capps

5:25 p.m.

The mammoth merchandise tent set up near the main gate of the U.S. Women’s Open will be empty come Monday.

“We pretty much go out of business,” said Mary Lopuszynski, the U.S. Golf Association’s director of merchandise.

What will happen to the merchandise that doesn’t sell?

Lopuszynski said a lot of it will be donated to programs the USGA supports.

“We do that every year,” she said.

The rest of the wares will be shipped back to the association’s offices in New Jersey.

But Lopuszynski said there won’t be much leftover from the back-to-back tournaments.

“We’ve had really, really good sales,” she said. “We had 25 trucks out back filled up and they are all empty now.

“The satellite tent has slim pickings.”

- Sarah Campbell

4:55 p.m.

Cleanup from historic back-to-back major golf championships is expected to begin just after the U.S. Women’s Open trophy is presented.

Reg Jones, the U.S. Golf Association’s senior director of U.S. Open championships, said vendors will begin removing items from the championship grounds tonight.

“We’ll have some of the vendors who will work pretty late,” he said.

Jones said about 300 trucks will move equipment and material off the site.

“Ultimately, it will take us six weeks to get everything torn down,” he said.

Workers spent about three months to build what amounted to a small city at Pinehurst Resort.

Jones said USGA officials want to get the grounds back in shape as soon as possible for the members and guests at Pinehurst. He said Courses 3 and 5, which have been operating as 17-hole courses because their first holes served as the driving range for the championships, likely will be fully open in a few days.

It will take longer to reopen the No. 1 and No. 4 Courses, which have been used for other support tents and services. No. 4 likely will be cleared by late July, while No. 1 will reopen in late August, Jones said.

- Steve DeVane

3 p.m.

Richard Hanson looked out at the 18th green Sunday morning, leaning casually against the railing of the nearby grandstand.

The word “relieved” rolled off the Stedman resident’s tongue when asked how he felt going into the final day of the U.S. Women’s Open.

Hanson has been a volunteer during the back-to-back tournaments, which means he’s spent plenty of time soaking up the sun.

“It’s been hot in Pinehurst the last couple of weeks,” he said.

Although Hanson’s happy to see the championships wind down, he’s been thrilled to be part of the historic events.

“It’s been awesome,” he said. “I’m an absolute golf junkie.

“I already gave up at becoming good, but I sure enjoy watching it.”

Gary Kamp of Pinehurst also is glad to see the end of tournament play. He’s been manning the 18th crossing for the past two weeks.

“I’ve seen enough golf to last me quite a while,” he said. “I feel like I need to get out and play a little instead of watching.”

- Sarah Campbell

12:05 p.m.

The U.S. Golf Association treated the back-to-back U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open championships as one event, but there were some differences.

The peak attendance during the U.S. Open was more than 52,000, according to USGA officials. Attendance figures have not been released for the U.S. Women’s Open, but USGA officials say they expect the top attendance days this weekend to be between 20,000 and 25,000.

The number of bleacher seats was reduced from 21,600 the first week to 18,200 for the last week. Most of the reduction occurred with the removal of grandstand seats by the 18th green.

About 6,200 volunteers worked during the U.S. Open, compared to about 4,600 in the U.S. Women’s Open.

While about 1,100 members of the media received credentials for the Open, while about 650 covered the Women’s Open.

Six concession stands that operated the first week were closed the second. USGA officials later used them as hydration stations when the weather got hot.

- Steve DeVane

10:30 a.m.

Michelle Wie was seeing stars Friday when actor Daniel Dae Kim stopped by Pinehurst No. 2 to watch her play.

Wie Tweeted out a picture of herself and Kim with the hashtag #HawaiiPride late in the day.

Kim starred as Jin-Soo Kwon on the ABC television series “Lost” and currently plays Chin Ho Kelly on the CBS remake of “Hawaii Five-O”

Both Kim and Wie live in Honolulu, Hawaii and appear to be quite friendly. Earlier this year, Kim made an appearance during a charity event hosted by the golfer.

The caption that accompanied the photo Wie Tweeted read “Thanks for coming to watch me play.”

Kim was doing some Tweeting of his own. He posted a video of Wie teeing off with the caption “Truly a swing of beauty. So happy to be able to watch @themichellewie tear it up at the #USWomensOpen in PInehurst.”

It’s possible Kim will show up for the final round today. Rumor has it he was still in Pinehurst on Saturday.

 

via Michelle Wie wins 2014 U.S. Women’s Open – fayobserver.com: U.S. Open.

 

Michelle Wie wins 2014 U.S. Women's Open - fayobserver.com: U.S. Open

Michelle Wie wins 2014 U.S. Women's Open - fayobserver.com: U.S. Open

Michelle Wie wins 2014 U.S. Women's Open - fayobserver.com: U.S. Open

Sports Illustrated model Jessica Gomes makes film debut in Hollywood blockbuster Transformers 4

DJs ambassador Jessica Gomes makes film debut in Hollywood blockbuster | dailytelegraph.com.au

JESSICA Gomes has landed her first big acting break with a role in the Hollywood blockbuster Transformers: Age Of Extinction.

The David Jones ambassador filmed a scene in the fourth instalment of the big-budget series and this week will find out if it made the final edit.

Optimus Prime in a scene from the film. Picture: Supplied

Optimus Prime in a scene from the film. Picture: Supplied

The 28-year-old is understood to be attending the film’s US launch in Los Angeles next week after its world premiere in Hong Kong on Thursday featured stars Mark Wahlberg and Nicola Peltz.

“I had such an amazing time working on Transformers,” Gomes told The Saturday Telegraphyesterday. “The opportunity to work with talents such as Mark Wahlberg and Stanley Tucci was a dream come true and an experience I am very grateful for and of course Michael Bay is an extremely clever director.”

Model Jessica Gomes models iconic Australian brand 'Glomesh' which relaunched last year a

Model Jessica Gomes models iconic Australian brand ‘Glomesh’ which relaunched last year after 30 years. It will return to David Jones this month.

Swimsuit shoot for Montana Cox, David Jones.

Swimsuit shoot for Montana Cox, David Jones.

The news follows Gomes’ recent appearance in a comedy web series with the Korean-American actor Steven Yeun, developed by the Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment to support diversity in Hollywood. She has been open about her desire to act,moving to LA to audition and study drama.

The appearance at the film’s premiere will coincide with the star’s latest shoot for Sports Illustrated magazine’s 2015 Swimsuit Edition.

With next year set to be her eighth appearance in the annual publication, Gomes will beat Anne Vyalitsyna’s record of the most consecutive appearances.

David Jones Autumn Winter Fashion for Mirella at the Victoria Room, Darlinghurst. Picture

David Jones Autumn Winter Fashion for Mirella at the Victoria Room, Darlinghurst. Picture: Nick Clayton

Jess Gomes wears lingerie for a Valentine’s Day shoot. Picture: Tim Carrafa

Jess Gomes wears lingerie for a Valentine’s Day shoot. Picture: Tim Carrafa

via DJs ambassador Jessica Gomes makes film debut in Hollywood blockbuster | dailytelegraph.com.au.

Michelle Wie leads at 2014 U.S. Women’s Open

PINEHURST, N.C. — Michelle Wie delivered the best comparison of all between the men and women at Pinehurst No. 2. She was threatening to turn this major into a runaway.

Wie made two big pars and closed with two birdies for a second straight 2-under 68, giving her a four-shot lead among those who played early Friday. In the afternoon, even with a brief shower, the field at the U.S. Women’s Open was in full retreat.

Late in the afternoon, Wie was at 4-under 136 and the only player under par.”End of the day yesterday, I was thinking if I just did this again, that would be nice,” Wie said. “Finishing with two birdies is always great. It’s a grind out there. It’s not easy. Really grateful for the par putts that I made and some of the birdie putts that I made. I can’t complain. I’ll take it.”

Lucy Li’s historic week as the youngest qualifier in the Women’s Open didn’t last long. She opened with a double-bogey for the second straight day and wound up with another 78 to finish at 16-over par, well beyond the cut line…

via 2014 U.S. Women’s Open – ESPN.

Lucy Li, 11, Tops a 78 With Ice Cream at the U.S. Women’s Open

PINEHURST, N.C. — Lucy Li’s historic United States Women’s Open debut was marred by two double bogeys and a triple bogey, which she handled with equanimity. The most disappointment Li showed all day was after her round of eight-over-par 78, when she had to hand over her pink ice-cream bar to her aunt to answer a videographer’s interview questions.

The 11-year-old Li, the youngest girl ever to qualify for the tournament, did the preteen set proud Thursday with her poise and performance on the 6,296-yard Pinehurst No. 2 layout. Her score left her well behind the leader, the two-time major winner and top-ranked Stacy Lewis, who carded a bogey-free 67.

But Li won many friends and no doubt influenced several pony-tailed girls walking alongside their fathers in her 200-strong gallery, easily the largest of the morning wave.“It was a lot of fun,” Li said. “I kind of struggled today, but it was great.”

She was standing on a box that U.S.G.A. officials positioned in front of the microphone stand to give Li, who is listed at 5 feet 2 inches, a boost. She was wearing a patriotic outfit she picked out for the occasion: a shirt with red and white horizontal stripes and a blue square on her chest filled with white hearts and a red-white-and-blue, knee-length skirt with silver sequined stars….

via Lucy Li, 11, Tops a 78 With Ice Cream at the U.S. Women’s Open – NYTimes.com.

UFC Girl Jessica Cambensy opens eyes with LSP hair and World Cup ads

Model Jessica Cambensy is starting to attract the attention of filmmakers and entertainment insiders as a result of her recent modelling appearances at the Sun Arcades World Cup event and her LSP commercial. 

JESSICA CAMBENSY LOOKING GREAT IN CHARACTER
Filmmakers are intrigued with her girl next door face combined with her sensational body. When a model who is endorse hair products in a Chinese print commercial can get men to look and talk about her picture because of how exceptional she looks in a pink sports bra that is an indication of a model who possesses the special intangible ‘It’ factor. This one print picture resulted in over 1700 ‘likes’ on her Instagram page and has American and Chinese companies who are looking for a brand ambassador very intrigued.
The interest in Jessica Cambensy in the United States and Asia has become even greater since pictures of her wearing a sexy Brazilian national team outfit at theSunarcade 2014 World Cup event were released on the Internet. When she posted this picture on her Instagram page it was ‘liked’ by over 3000 people. 
Jessica Cambensy modelling lingerie
JESSICA CAMBENSY MODELLING LINGERIE
Fashion and entertainment insiders look at her and think of her as an actress who can be a star in Asia and the United States as a model but also as an actress.
She has the looks, the growing popularity as illustrated by her FHM cover and Instagram followers and now all she needs is a television commercial or video which can show her acting ability to producers and directors.
Jessica Cambensy is a model on the rise who has the attention of entertainment insiders and filmmakers both in the United States and Asia.

via Jessica Cambensy opens eyes with LSP hair and World Cup ads | News | Fans Share.