Football star Ana Maria Markovic draws a line at ‘sexiest’ label

While football pro Ana Maria Markovic is thankful for the positive press she’s received, there’s one adjective she isn’t particularly fond of.

Markovic, who has been called the ‘most beautiful footballer in the world’, said in a recent interview with German publication 20min that she was not happy with a ‘sexiest’ description in an undisclosed piece.

“I liked the articles that called me the most beautiful footballer or one of the most beautiful because it makes me happy to hear that I am beautiful,” Markovic said, according to Britain’s Daily Star.

Ana Maria Markovic recently expressed in an interview why she is not fond of the "sexiest" label.
Ana Maria Markovic recently explained in an interview why she is not so fond of the ‘sexiest’ label.
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In an interview with the German publication 20min, Ana Maria Markovic said that she: "didn't like it" is described as "the sexiest footballer" in a story.
In an interview with the German publication 20min, Ana Maria Markovic said she “didn’t like” being described as “the sexiest footballer” in a story.

“But then newspaper articles appeared describing me as the sexiest footballer. I didn’t like that. Also because of my family. I think you should be careful what you write about people. Especially if you have people who don’t know. But overall it wasn’t that bad.”

The 22-year-old athlete currently plays for Grasshopper Club Zurich Frauen, which is part of the Swiss Women’s Super League, and regularly posts photos of herself in action on Instagram, as well as snaps featuring her travels and off-the-field ensembles.

Markovic added that in response to the story, in which she was reportedly referred to as a “blonde bombshell,” she received an influx of messages that didn’t sit well with her.

Ana Maria Markovic, who has more than 575,000 Instagram followers, said she received an influx of unwanted messages as a result of the story.
Ana Maria Markovic, who has more than 575,000 Instagram followers, said she received an influx of unwanted messages as a result of the story.
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In addition to sharing snaps from the field, Ana Maria Markovic also posts photos on Instagram featuring her travels and everyday looks.
In addition to sharing snaps from the field, Ana Maria Markovic also posts photos on Instagram featuring her travels and everyday looks.
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“After that, a lot of people wrote to me like they were managers, and I know exactly what they want from me,” explained Markovic, adding: “They’ve never seen me play football and only look at the outside. I think that’s a shame. I think such people should know more in advance and see what I can do in football.”

Besides Grasshopper Club Zurich, Markovic also plays for the Croatian national team. She has been playing soccer since she was 14, according to the Daily Star.

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