Over the past decades sportsmen and women have been getting public attention like never before, thanks to the advent of technology. Some of the most successful athletes today are taking up modelling for big popular brands to promote their products. Here are Male Athletes Turned Underwear Models.
Here are the 10 hottest male athletes turned underwear models according to the very scientific research called ‘research-by-me’.
10 Male Athletes Turned Underwear Models
10. David Williams (Rugby)
Williams is a rugby league footballer from Australia. He plays for NRL’s (National Rugby League) Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles and has won the 2008 NRL Premiership. From 2008, Williams started sporting full beard and was nicknamed Wolfman. Later he acted in a short film called Darkness Comes in which he played a wolf man. Anyway after the NRL grand victory in 2008, his team mates removed his beard when he was sleeping. William models for Calvin Klein and has also modelled for a charity calendar called Gods of Football.
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9. Hidetoshi Nakata (Football)
Regarded as one of the greatest Asian footballers of our time, Nakata hails from Japan. He has played in FIFA World Cup thrice and twice at the Olympics. He was named the Asian Football Confederation Player of the Year two times in a row. In 2005, the Italian government made Nakata the Knight of the Order of the Star of Italian Solidarity. Pele named Nakata one of the top living footballers of our time. In his career spanning for 10 long years, Nakata has regularly been involved with the fashion world, wearing designer cloths and attending runaway shows. He is one of the Male Athletes Turned Underwear Models and has modelled for Calvin Klein.
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8. Nick Youngquest (Rugby)
Hailing from Australia, Yungquest has played for a number of Australian rugby clubs like the Bulldogs, St. George Illawarra Dragons, Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks and Penrith Panthers and some British clubs. Youngquest is a professional model too, working with agencies like Ford Models and DT Model Management. He has been involved in advertising campaign for Paco Rabanne fragrance. Nick Youngquest was also part of a controversial Naked Rugby League Calendar 2007-08 where he posed nude.
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7. David Beckham (Football)
David Robert Joseph Beckham is an English footballer who has player for a number of star clubs like Manchester United, Real Madrid and Milan. He also played for England’s national team and in his 20-year career has earned 58 caps. Named among FIFA 100 list of the world’s greatest living players, Beckham is legendary for bending free-kicks, crossing ability and a range of passes. He retired in 2013. Beckham is one of the Male Athletes Turned Underwear Models who modelled for Armani and has his own line of bodywear for H&M.
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6. Thom Evans (Rugby)
Evans was an international rugby union player from Scotland. In the initial stage of his career, Evans represented England (at the U16, U18 and U21 levels) but later he committed to Scotland. He had a bright career before him which ended when Evans suffered from a very serious neck injury that caused the alignment of his cervical vertebrae to shift grotesquely. Evans survived two fatal surgeries and following four months of intense rehabilitation announced his retirement from Rugby. Later Tom Evans returned to sprinting and competed in indoor competitions but soon gave that up too, to pursue a career in acting and modelling. Evans is the face of an Italian underwear brand, D. Herald and has appeared in the covers of Attitude and Men’s Health.