I should admit upfront that not only am I a veteran Superromance author (the title of that June book, by the way, is Twice the Chance by Darlene Gardner), I’m a sports nut. I swear it’s not because I like to look at men. It’s just a happy perk.
I stole the idea for the blog from a feature called the 25 Biggest Pretty Boys in Sports on the website bleacherreport.com. The usual suspects were present – quarterback Tom Brady (No. 2), soccer star David Beckham (No. 3) and baseball slugger Alex Rodriguez (No. 4). Cristiano Ronaldo, another soccer player, took the top spot. The website said it was partly because of his underwear shoots with super models!
Rounding out the top ten were Terrell Owens and Chad Ochocinco of the Cincinnati Bengals, former NFL quarterback Joey Harrington, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez and tennis player Rafael Nadal.
I’m not sure why I’ve never used any of these guys as a model for a romance hero. My husband says it’s because all my heroes are based on him. :-)
So here’s the fun part. Do you especially agree with any of the athletes mentioned? Who else would be on your personal list? For the purposes of the Bleacher Report, pretty boys were those who paid attention to style and fashion. For ours, it’ll just be athletes who look good!