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Too Beautiful To Play? 6 Things You Need To Know About Sabina Altynbekova

by @TaraLipinsky

Kazakhstan’s Junior Women’s National Volleyball team member Sabina Altynbekova, 17, is now an internet-sensation after charming fans during the Asian under -19 Women’s Volleyball Championship in Taipei, Taiwan.

Alas, there’s a downside; Sabina is now known as the girl who is too “distracting” to the crowds at the volleyball games.

It’s obvious from her photos she’s got a perfect figure and stunning features, but here are six things you probably don't know about this young, athletic beauty.

1. When it comes to social media, Sabina' on the "strong side."

Sabina's become a social media sensation: Although the only official account she uses is Instagram which has over 41,000 followers, she has more than 100,000 followers on her Facebook fan page, and get this, her YouTube videos are hitting the hundreds of thousands of page views! This video already has more than 600 thousand hits.

2. Her coach claims she's "hampering" his team.

Sabina’s coach Nurlan Sadikov and her teammates are the ones who are allegedly slamming her good looks. Sadikov told Tengrin News (which was translated by the Daily Mail) “It’s impossible to work like this. The crowd behaves like there is only one player at the championship.”

3. She's a triple threat.

Altykbekova is not only beautiful and athletic; she’s intelligent. Sabina’s mother told the Kazakhstan newspaper Vesti, the volleyball star went to a boarding school for gifted children and she hoped her daughter would attend law school instead of choosing a career in sports. 

4. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

Speaking of parental units… Sabina’s parents were both athletes. Her website reports dad was a skier while her mom was a track and field competitor.

5. Model Material?

Sabina is a-whopping six feet tall! Someone get Ford on the horn, stat.

6. She's got a good head on her shoulders.

The Daily Mail is reporting all the press has started to get to the beauty and she’s asked fans to stop setting up social media pages about her. "I was flattered at first but it's all getting a little bit much," she said. "I want to concentrate on playing volleyball and to be famous for that, not anything else."





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