BEFORE THEY HAD STYLISTS: Athletes Trying And Failing To Dress Themselves

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Star athletes aren’t born with style.They seem to acquire it once their on-field success turns into off-field fame and fortune.

We took a look through the archives and found photos of what the world’s most stylish athletes looked like before GQ covers, modelling gigs, and teams of stylists turned them into fashion icons.

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title=”These athletes are fashionable too”
content=”SPORTY AND SEXY: Your favourite Athletes As Models >>
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