David Beckham Announces He's Selling His Underwear!
He's not just an underwear model anymore, he's now a designer! Soccer stud David Beckham announced Thursday, May 18 that he's starting his own bodywear line.
David said he got his inspiration for the line after modeling for Armani for four seasons. "I have had the idea of doing a bodywear collection for some time now. The push to do something of my own really came as a result of my collaboration with Armani," he told Women's Wear Daily. "They told me that their gross turnover in 2007 was around 16 million euros [$22.7 million at current exchange] and after the campaign in 2008 it went up to 31 million euros [$43.9 million] in 2008. It proved to me that there is a real market for good-looking, well-made men’s bodywear."
The soccer hottie's wife and fashion designer Victoria Beckham tweeted her excitement for her husband's new collection, writing:
"David announced today he is launching his own bodywear range!!! x vb"In addition to underwear, David will also be releasing a fragrance. Both the scent and the bodywear will be released under the label name David Beckham.
All these new business ventures should help pay for the Beckham's pricey summer home in Malibu, Calif. The family is renting a $27 million house complete with seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms. For the bargain price of $158,753, you too can rent the Malibu, Calif. 10,180 square feet single-family home. The sunny property is described by Trulia as: “Stunning, new architectural estate, constructed under strict green building standards, situated on 180 feet of bluff frontage overlooking Malibu’s widest premiere dry sand beach. Breathtaking ocean, island and sunset views. Gray whales hug the shore as they migrate around one of the West Coast’s great points.”