I think I speak for all women (well, and some men) when I say that soccer has some of the sexiest athletes. And it seems that these buff footie stars sizzle just as much on the field as they do on billboards.
Replacing the smoldering powerhouse duo, the Beckhams, Portuguese-born Cristiano Ronaldo poses in the Fall 2010 campaign for Emporio Armani underwear and jeans.
Ronaldo signed on in October to replace David Beckham as the face — well bod, really — of Armani undies, and Giorgio Armani himself had this to say about Ronaldo’s impeccable physique:
“Cristiano is a great-looking man with the perfect physique of an athlete. For me, he is the essence of youth — spontaneous, exciting, a real maverick. It is for his energy that I have chosen Cristiano to become the new face of Armani Jeans and Emporio Armani Underwear — for his youthful, exciting and yes, sexy, attitude.”
In anticipation of the upcoming campaign, Armani has released two images which show off the skilled soccer stud’s, ahem, assets.
One photo shows Ronaldo wearing a pair of Armani jeans while relaxing in a chair and, you know, just casually flexing his rock-hard abs — no complaints here! The other sexy image features a pensive, standing Cristiano, his perfectly chiseled body sporting a pair of yummy briefs.
Coming in September will be the release of a short film and online commercial to showcase the collections, so mark your calendars!
Hopefully Ronaldo can shine just as much in the 2010 World Cup as he does in the campaigns!