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It's no surprise that some of the hottest athletes are also models. Their awesome, fit bodies are sometimes perfect for modeling clothes, shoes, and jewelry. Many of these athletes / models even use their talents--and good looks--to be spokesmodels for the most popular brands, like Nike. Some of these athletes model for sportswear companies, while others model for high-fashion boutiques. Several famous athletes have modeled for the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition.

Who is the most famous athlete who is a model? Michael Jordan tops our list. Michael Jordan has modeled for several companies including Hanes and Nike. Cristiano Ronaldo has modeled for several companies including Jacob & Co and Tag Heuer. He also opened his own fashion boutique called CR7 in Madeira, Portugal in 2006. David Beckham has modeled for several companies including Armani and Adidas.

Several famous female athletes are also models. Maria Sharapova has appeared in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition. She also designs clothing in collaboration with Nike and Cole Haan. Amanda Beard's modeling work has appeared in FHM, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition and Playboy. Anna Kournikova has modeled for Berlei and she appeared in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Stacy Keibler wrote and modeled her own column "Getting Fit with Stacy Keibler" in Stuff magazine during 2005-06.

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Cristiano Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 18 Male Athletes Who Model
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Cristiano Ronaldo has modeled for several companies including Jacob & Co and Tag Heuer. He also opened his own fashion boutique called CR7 in Madeira, Portugal in 2006.

Age: 32

Nationality: Portugal

Birthplace: Santo António, Portugal

Teams: Manchester United F.C., Real Madrid C.F., Sporting Clube de Portugal, Portugal national football team

Also Ranked

#21 on The Best Soccer Players of All Time

#15 on Athletes Who Spark the Most Fan Arguments

#2 on The Best Current Soccer Players

#69 on The Funniest Professional Athletes

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Tom Brady is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 18 Male Athletes Who Model
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Tom Brady has modeled for several companies including Stetson and UGG.

Age: 40

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: San Mateo, California, United States of America

Teams: New England Patriots, Michigan Wolverines football

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#53 on Celebrities Who Should Run for President

#3 on The Best Michigan Football Players of All Time

#2 on Athletes Who Spark the Most Fan Arguments

#69 on People Who Should Be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame

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Tim Tebow is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 18 Male Athletes Who Model
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Tim Tebow has modeled for several companies including Nike and Jockey.

Age: 30

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Makati, Philippines

Teams: New England Patriots, Denver Broncos, New York Jets, Florida Gators football

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#35 on Celebrities Who Should Run for President

#6 on Athletes Who Spark the Most Fan Arguments

#66 on The Biggest First Round NFL Draft Pick Busts

#74 on The Best Quarterbacks of All Time

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David Beckham is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 18 Male Athletes Who Model
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David Beckham has modeled for several companies including Armani and Adidas.

Age: 42

Nationality: United Kingdom

Birthplace: Leytonstone, London, United Kingdom

Teams: Manchester United F.C., Real Madrid C.F., Paris Saint-Germain F.C., A.C. Milan, LA Galaxy, + more

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#63 on The Best Soccer Players of All Time

#28 on The Hottest Men Over 40

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#13 on Overhyped Athletes Who Still Performed

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