Gavin Henson: Wales Breeds Metrosexuals Too


Like David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo, Welsh Rugby pin-up Gavin Henson is another European athlete given to shirtless glossy mag covers and showing off: “I love rugby and I love watching soccer as well, but I hate the fact that soccer is known for being a bigger game than rugby. My goal in my rugby career is to try to get rugby bigger than soccer — and, if that means being really fruity, so be it. I don’t know about the fake tan, but there are a couple of boys who use sun beds now and shave their legs. It’s catching on.”

The Guardian asks, Is there more to come from the man who treats the international rugby stage like most young men treat the high street as he alternates between wearing gold and silver boots in which to parade his startling coiffures and faux tan? Henson: “There probably will be because I like being different. That’s a big part of who I am.” (photo via tottyland)

Addendum: Just Jared in with some Ronaldo photos from GQ Portugal…


Posted March 25, 2005 at 6:00am ETC by Andy Towle
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