With the advantage of a perfect solid body, plus a large number of fans, there have been many athletes becoming famous in the modeling area.
Over the last decade, major fashion brands such as CK, Emporio Armani and Lacoste have tended to hire famous athletes as models to represent them. The reason is because athletes often own an ideal body, handsome face and a large fan base.
However, in the past, athletes who tried in the modeling field even started before we even thought about it. Here are some of the most famous models who have been or have been athletes for the past 40 years.
Thom Evans, Rugby
Model of D.Hedral since 2013.
After retiring, the Scottish rugby began his modeling career as the face of D.Hedral, an Italian lingerie brand. Not surprisingly, he has previously appeared on the cover of Men’s Helth magazine, as well as Attitude magazine, a popular British magazine for gay.
Rafael Nadal, Tennis
Model of Emporio Armani from 2011 to the present.
Surely everyone knows this is a famous tennis player in the world of tennis, but few know that he is also one of the three models of Armani’s underwear and denim brand, behind only David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo. The image of the tennis star has appeared on the cover of New York magazine, as well as the Spanish version of Men’s Journal.
Cameron Newton, Rugby player
Model of Under Armor from 2011 to the present.
In 2011, the rugby player officially became a rookie for the Under Armor fashion brand as the face of the company’s new collection for boxers.
Hidetoshi Nakata, football player
Model of Calvin Klein since 2010.
The player and pioneer in the field of fashion became the first Asian model of the Calvin Klein brand in 2010. At the same time, the company also officially invited another rookie to be an athlete. Spanish tennis Fernando Verdasco is the face of the brand’s new product line.