Yesterday, a ridiculously predictable press release came in from Spike TV about their "Guys Choice Awards" and one of the categories was for "Sexiest Athlete." Guess who's nominated?
Exactly. Miss Stokke, the young pole vaulter from California who caused a masturbating riot on the internet in 2007, will be going up against ping-pong vixen Biba Golic. Now, remember when all of this controversy bubbled up after Stokke's father, Allan, went to the Washington Post and said he was keeping a "watchful eye" on all the horny strangers admiring his daughter's ass on With Leather. To Allan Stokke, Matt Ufford was evil incarnate and should have been drawn and quartered for sullying his daughter's image. To Allison? She just wanted to pole vault and hated the attention that was coming her way:
"Even if none of it is illegal, it just all feels really demeaning," Allison Stokke said. "I worked so hard for pole vaulting and all this other stuff, and it's almost like that doesn't matter. Nobody sees that. Nobody really sees me."
Cut to two years later, and Miss Stokke, now 20, is part of this Spike TV event. But does she know about this? Or is this just another crop of creepy dudes capitalizing on her looks for their own gain without her knowledge?
I spoke with the marketing folks for Spike TV and, as it turns out, Allison does know about this. She's okay with it. And? If she wins... there's a possibility she will show up to the event to claim her prize as "Sexiest Athlete," Spike TV says. I hope Eli Saslow is penning a follow-up story right this minute.
Guys Choice: Sexiest Athlete [SPIKE TV]