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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: Jim Palmer, Baseball
Modeled for: Jockey
1970s-1990s

One of the first professional athletes to strip down to his skivvies was Hall of Famer Jim Palmer, who pitched for the Baltimore Orioles in the sixties and seventies. Most famously, he modeled the Elance bikini brief, the most provocative of the Jockey fashion line. Women went crazy over Palmer at the time, lining up at his in-store appearances to get his signature on their poster-size glossies (and on their own undergarments).

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