How does Prince Fielder look naked? ESPN shows us. Twitter reacts.

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Prince Fielder at a Texas Rangers game -- with his clothes on.
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Even a pro athlete isn’t immune to having his body bashed. An unclad, strategically positioned Texas Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder is on one of the covers for ESPN magazine’s annual Body Issue, and the Twitterverse is reacting with shock and awe that a man so large is featured. (How large? According to, he’s 5 feet 11 inches and 275 pounds.). [Complex Sports]

But he looks amazing, writes Leigh Cowart at Deadspin. "...even though he’s currently the internet’s doughy punch line, he’s still miles beyond the average American, fitness-wise. Prince looks like he could rip trees out of the ground with his bare hands. He looks nothing like the soft office workers of America,” Cowart says. [Deadspin]

What does the man himself think? “You don’t have to look like an Under Armour mannequin to be an athlete,” he tells ESPN. [ESPN]

On to other news.


Eileen Ford, co-founder of the influential Ford Modeling Agency, died Wednesday at age 92. The modeling industry wouldn’t be the same without her, Los Angeles Times fashion critic Booth Moore writes. [Los Angeles Times]

Confidence about your looks dips at middle age, but then gets stronger once the “senior citizen” age sets in, according to a Gallup survey released on Thursday. The survey found that men and women 65 and older feel better about the way they look than younger people do, while those 34 to 64 feel less confident than younger or older age groups . [Time]

Maison Martin Margiela’s anonymous head designer has been revealed to be 30-year-old Matthieu Blazy. [The Cut]

Athletic apparel retailer Lululemon, which made headlines when it had to recall its black yoga pants in 2013 because they were too sheer, is raising eyebrows again with a manifesto printed on bags that reads “sunscreen applied to the skin might be worse for you than sunshine.” [Business Insider] 


Fashion publicist Kelly Cutrone is closing the L.A. office of her People’s Revolution agency. [Racked]

A comely Belgian soccer fan who was caught on camera cheering at the World Cup can be happy even though her team lost in the quarter finals. Her photo went viral and she’s been offered a contract with L’Oreal. [Business Insider]

Choupette, Karl Lagerfeld’s beloved white Siamese cat, is the inspiration for Shupette, a holiday makeup collection planned by Shue Uemura, WWD reports. And the kitty is also slated to be the “celebrity face” of the collection. [WWD]