The man who was born in Louisville, Kentucky as Cassius Clay and later went on to become one of “The Greatest” athletes in the world as Muhammed Ali often boasted that he was not only the best boxer, but the prettiest. Ali’s refusal to join the armed forces on religious grounds cost him his heavyweight title. His rebellious ethics and poetic swagger won him a symbolic spot in history as a hero of freedom of expression.
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With more gold medals than any athlete in history, Phelps is the quintessential face on the Wheaties box. Since retiring at age 27 in 2012, he’s been spotted out and about at fashion shows, graced the cover of GQ and appeared both in Vogue and in a Louis Vuitton campaign, shot by Annie Liebovitz. His secret to success? Don’t put a limit on anything: “The more you dream, the farther you get.”
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A native Californian, White went through two heart surgeries before he was one year old. He soon proved fearless rather than frail, adopting surfing, skateboarding and soccer nearly as soon as he could walk. Skateboarder Tony Hawk mentored White from the time he was nine, though it’s snowboarding for which he’s best known as an Olympian. Rumor has it, he’s chopped off his signature long, red locks in favor of a more mature look, and, more importantly, that he will attempt a frontside double-cork 1440, in which he rotates four times while doing two front-flips.
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GQ once claimed that Michael Jordan might be the worst-dressed man in the universe but we beg to differ. Jordan’s on-court bravado and the fact that he launched a cultural sneaker-phenomenon for Nike lands him high on our list. After all, what’s better looking than a man who can still dunk at age 50? Answer: A man who can still dunk at 50 and holds two gold medals: one from the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, the other from the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain.
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- Muhammad Ali
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