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17 Male Athletes Who Model

Updated July 13, 2020 10.0k views17 items

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 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: 35
    • Nationality: Portugal
    • Birthplace: Santo António, Portugal
    • Teams: Manchester United F.C., Real Madrid C.F., Sporting Clube de Portugal, Portugal national football team

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  • Tom Brady has modeled for several companies including Stetson and UGG.
    • Age: 43
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: San Mateo, California, United States of America
    • Teams: Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New England Patriots, Michigan Wolverines football

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  • Tim Tebow
    Photo: Sports Spectrum / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 4.0
    Tim Tebow has modeled for several companies including Nike and Jockey.
    • Age: 33
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Makati, Philippines
    • Teams: New England Patriots, Denver Broncos, New York Jets, Florida Gators football

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  • David Beckham
    Photo: Paulblank / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY 3.0
    David Beckham has modeled for several companies including Armani and Adidas.
    • Age: 45
    • Nationality: United Kingdom,England
    • Birthplace: Leytonstone, London, United Kingdom
    • Teams: Manchester United F.C., Real Madrid C.F., Paris Saint-Germain F.C., A.C. Milan, LA Galaxy

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