For this list of athletes, it isn’t enough to excel at the sport of their choice. These guys must also excel off the field by dressing in killer clothes, marrying major babes and rubbing shoulders with the elite.
1. Tom Brady
Well, shouldn’t we just start with the most obvious? The wardrobe, the jawline, the model wife, Tom Brady looks better after a Super Bowl loss than 99% of men do on their wedding day. And every hairstyle change makes the next news cycle. Plus, he whines.
2. LeBron James
Much like the rest of the fellas on this list James love the attention he receives off the court almost as much as he loves the attention he gets on the court. I mean you don’t wear a full-on red tuxedo if you want to blend in, am I right? Oh, yeah and the cramps controversy doesn’t help.
3. Roger Federer
Well, for one, he’s Swiss. Also, Federer has perfect posture, a strict work-out regime and dons an impeccable ensemble both on and off the court. All that before I mention his A-list groupies from Bradley Cooper to Gwen Stefani. And let’s not forget the bizarre relationship he shares with Vogue Editrix Anna Wintour.
4. Mark Sanchez
Do we have to go any further than the headband? Yes? Ok, how about posing for GQ before he even took his first professional snap?
5. Dwyane Wade
I submit the above photo as “Exhibit A.” The outfit Miami Heat point guard recently wore to a Miami Heat playoff game against the Pacers. Wade has also been known to wear polka-dot capris, hot pink pants and carry a bright red “murse.” He’s also engaged to actress Gabrielle Union. I hope she doesn’t expect a lot of closet space.
6. Reggie Bush
It’s true Reggie Bush is always dressed to the nines, but I think we can blame the pretty boy image on his relationship with Kim Kardashian. Not to mention after they broke up he knocked up her doppleganger.
7. Alex Rodriguez
Who can forget A-Rod’s glossy spread in Details Magazine featuring a photo of him kissing himself in the mirror? And then there’s his love life. This super-star has had an A-List line-up of ladies from Madonna to Cameron Diaz. But nothing beats the prima donna behavior we were subject to over the steroids scandal.
8. David Beckham
No pretty boy list would be complete without David Beckham. I mean the man checks off every box; soccer star, fashionista, pop-star wife, advertising gold, abs! He even recently starred in the Opening Games of the Summer Olympics. Unlike his American counterparts, however, Brits can pull it off.
9. Henrik Lundqvist
I know the term “pretty boy” has a negative connotation and I find very few hockey players have diva-like dispositions – least of all Henry (even if he is known as the “King”). But I can’t help it… he’s just soooo damn pretty. Yes, even now with a playoff beard.
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