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Magnus Carlsen among "Sexiest Men of 2013"

  • SonofPearl
  • on 4/11/13, 11:32 PM.

php8WdpRX.jpegMagnus Carlsen isn't just a phenomenon on the chess board, but increasingly so off it as well.

The UK edition of the women's magazine Cosmopolitan has published a list of the "Sexiest Men of 2013" and amongst the actors, singers and assorted other celebrities is the world's #1 ranked chess player!

Carlsen has done some modelling before for the Dutch designer clothing company G-Star Raw, and his profile in the general (non-chess) media continues to grow.

The magazine describes Carlsen as a "hottie", using the first studio shot below from Carlsen's official website as an illustration.

Is Carlsen's high media profile unambiguously good for chess, or is it a distraction? Also, is he really a hottie? Have your say in the comments! Smile

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  • 17 months ago

    garry56

    he looks like Matt Damon...

  • 17 months ago

    tiodan

    Magnus is a handsome guy, but the real question here is why anyone would care what Cosmo thinks

  • 17 months ago

    EternalChess

    Correction: Carlsen does not look like Bieber, but Bieber looks more like Carlsen.

    When Carlsen was in the chess scene Bieber was still in his diapers (yes in his diapers at 9 years of age).

  • 17 months ago

    fiac

    Seriously?! I mean, he doesn't even have a beard!

  • 17 months ago

    naturalproduct

    haters gonna hate

  • 17 months ago

    BeasleyChumwad

    chicks dig the long ball, fancy cars, and dollar dollar bills y'all. the higher your ELO the lower your mojo....

  • 17 months ago

    chrischess2012

    I'm a big fan of Magnus, he looks a bit like Justin Bieber, but the difference is Carlsen is a lot better looking person than Bieber.

     

    Magnus is such a cool handsome guy.

  • 17 months ago

    raowl

    Norwegian Matt Damon

  • 17 months ago

    ClavierCavalier

    Big whoop.

  • 17 months ago

    drumdaddy

    I heard that drumdaddy was in the top five for the 24th year in a row.

  • 17 months ago

    LaughingCoffin

    Ooookaaay.. :P

  • 17 months ago

    alpnj1

    Let the kid King of Chess enjoy his fame and his youth

  • 17 months ago

    chuckchess

    Anyone who can move two Bishops, a Queen and even a horse as well as he does has some kind of energy.

  • 17 months ago

    Shivsky

    Whether he is or isn't is a question that he can respond assertively to, or for that matter if he's even afraid to show it ... but does he know it?

  • 17 months ago

    johnpseudonym

    Carlsen may be the face of chess, but it is a tiny face that always looks pissed off. 

  • 17 months ago

    SpaceOddity

    When Magnus has a Tiger-Woods-esque scandal involving 20+ women, then we can talk.  until then, he's just a nerd like the rest of us.

  • 17 months ago

    Letssee

    He is a Legend...nd Hottie as well...:)

  • 17 months ago

    Yabbie

    if he showed me a thing or two with chess, i would show him a thing or two in the bed room as he seems to be lacking in that area

  • 17 months ago

    FakeName6

    WTF is Snooker?

  • 17 months ago

    RMDillinger

    Almost all sports require a figurehead to bring attention to the sport. With Snooker it was Alex Higgins and later Ronnie O'Sullivan, Golf was Jack Nicklaus and recently Tiger Woods. Players of such exceptional skill but also with a personality that makes people want to try to emulate them. Is Carlsen the chess equivalent? Time will tell...

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