5 Olympians Who are Also Models

MODEL CHAMPIONS. They’re multitalented that way! See how these athletes pulled it off outside the sporting courts


1. Rafael Nadal



The Spaniard has appeared in Shakira’s music video for her single “Gitana” (watch above video) and the ad campaigns of Tommy Hilfiger and Emporio Armani Underwear. Together with Tommy Hilfiger, he has also launched the THFLEX Rafael Nadal Edition capsule collection.



2. Bradley Wiggins


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Just like Nadal, the British cyclist has done more than modeling. Wiggins is a long-time partner of Fred Perry and has collaborated with the brand for multiple capsule collections.



3. Pita Taufatofua


The taekwondo athlete became an overnight sensation when he went shirtless while carrying the flag of his country, Tonga, during the Opening Ceremony. Between practices, Taufatofua also models once in a while. And, as evidenced by the image above, he’s Adriana Lima-approved.



4. Miles Chamley-Watson



Not only an amazingly talented athlete (he’s the first American to win the fencing championships), Chamley-Watson is also a great model and has walked down the runways at fashion weeks in New York and Madrid.



5. Luca Dotto



The Italian swimmer is the former star of Emporio Armani Underwear & Eyewear and Acqua di Gio fragrance’s ad campaigns.




Nathan Adrian


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Adrian is also one of the faces of Tommy Hilfiger. Unlike Nadal, Adrian may not have a capsule collection (yet), but he has served as a guest editor on the brand’s blog.