|Intern – Sydney R. Lawson
Some joke he resembles a young version of comedian Carrot Top, but 23-year-old pro snowboarder and skateboarder, Shaun White, is laughing to the bank after winning gold at this year’s Winter Olympics. He also scored his second Rolling Stone Magazine cover on their March issue.
Being an Olympic gold medalist and RS cover star, is not something most people achieve in a lifetime but Shaun first graced the cover of the iconic magazine in 2006 and has a total of three Olympic gold medals under his belt.
He may not be an obvious male sex symbol like Brad Pitt but he rocks his cover shirtless, sporting skin-tight American flag pants and lighting a snowboard on fire. A big music lover, Shaun says he was trying to channel Jimmy Hendrix, one of his favorites along with Led Zeppelin and Guns N’ Roses.
Shaun is truly growing into an internationally admired athlete. He sat front row at one of Milan’s Fashion Week shows and is one of the fresh faces of the Wheaties cereal box. Shaun has made several TV appearances on shows such as Oprah and the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. President Obama even mentioned him in a speech saying, “Shaun White’s secret training facility up on Silverton Mountain paid off.”
With all of that charisma and great head of hair, Shaun is uniquely sexy and of course there is something hot about a man who fearlessly shreds through those halfpipes and dominates one of the most dangerous sports in the world.