Body, Brains, & Beauty!

February 15, 2007 By:
Body, Brains, & Beauty!

Hottie Maria Sharapova is the latest celebrity to be appointed as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).The tennis star has agreed to use her celebrity status to gather support to fight against global poverty. The Russian tennis champ also donated $100,000 to help improve public service in parts of Eastern Europe most badly affected by the world's worst nuclear accident, the 1986 Chernobyl disaster.

She says, "My first step is to focus on the Chernobyl-affected region, where my family has roots. Today, it is poverty and lack of opportunities that pose the greatest threat for young people in the Chernobyl region."

While we're on the subject of Maria, enjoy some hot pics of her taken throughout the years.