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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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  • 21 months ago


    he looks like Matt Damon...

  • 21 months ago


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

  • 21 months ago


    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).

  • 21 months ago


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

  • 21 months ago


    haters gonna hate

  • 21 months ago


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

  • 21 months ago


    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.

  • 21 months ago


    Norwegian Matt Damon

  • 21 months ago


    Big whoop.

  • 21 months ago


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

  • 21 months ago


    Ooookaaay.. :P

  • 21 months ago


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

  • 21 months ago


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

  • 21 months ago


    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?

  • 21 months ago


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

  • 21 months ago


    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.

  • 21 months ago


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

  • 21 months ago


    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

  • 21 months ago


    WTF is Snooker?

  • 21 months ago


    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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