The London 2012 Olympics may be over, but that doesn’t mean you’ll be seeing the last of the athletes. With gold medals in tow, the more popular ones will be scoring endorsement deals with major brands. Given that Michael Phelps is the most-decorated Olympian of all-time, naturally he’s going to land a few gigs.
Previously, he’s appeared in a Head & Shoulders ad. He’s certainly upgraded for his new gig. The 27-year-old is the latest pitchman for luxury brand Louis Vuitton. The swimmer is seen wearing a black Speedo while wading in a white tub. Next to him is a stylish LV tote bag. Even though Phelps didn’t make my 15 Hottest Olympic Swimmers list, I have to admit, he looks pretty sexy looking “model serious” in the tub. Check out the ad snapped by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz below.
Do you think Phelps will sell a whackload of tote bags for Louis Vuitton? I’m a bit surprised the brand didn’t decide to hire Ryan Lochte instead. He’s definitely the more fashion obsessed out of the two swimmers? Remember that garish patriotic grill?