The Hottest Male Athletes to Become Models

Over the past decade we've seen a startling number of athletes drop trou to model underwear for brands like Calvin Klein, Emporio Armani, and Lacoste, but the athlete-turned-model phenomenon dates back further than you might expect. Here, we round up the hottest jocks in Jockeys from the last 40 years in reverse chronological order.

Athlete: Michael Jordan, Basketball
Models for: Hanes, Nike
1990s-present

His Airness became a brand ambassador for Hanes in 1989, back when he was an up-and-coming player fresh out of UNC Chapel Hill, and he continues to model the company's T-shirts. Can't remember any of his 30+ commercials? Check out the game of underwear copy-catting in this oldie-but-goodie.

Photos courtesy of their respected brands.
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