Originally posted on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 10/22/11

If you saw the ESPN Magazine Body Issue, I’m sure you noticed the YOWZA picture of four time world surfing champion Stephanie Gilmore. In case you missed it, I included it here after the jump. You can thanks me later. The 23 year old, 5’10″ 147 pound native New South Wales, Australia is um, kind of accomplished in her sport.

And um, kind of attractive.

Wow! huh? But we have more pics….

Gilmore is much more than a really attractive accomplished young athlete. Then again all human beings are much complex than just a simple sentence. Gilmore survived an attack by a homeless man wielding an iron bar.

From the Daily Telegraph:

The girl universally known as “Happy Gilmore” insists the incident won’t diminish her free spirit. Nor will she be mired by the negatives. “It’s not something that’s going to change me as a person,” she said. “I have drawn so many positives out of this incident, which was such a terrifying thing.

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