CU Player Becomes College Ball’s First Pro Underwear Supermodel, Isn’t Shy About It
Just because he's the first professional underwear "supermodel," he doesn't let it go to his head. He brings jokes, along with a mullet, to the party.
It was in June of 2021, that college players became able to benefit from the use of their Name, Image and Likeness (NIL,) and Tommy Brown was one of the first to see success with it.
Tommy Brown is an offensive tackle or the Colorado Buffaloes, a grad student transfer from Alabama who joined the Buffs in the spring of 2021. His Crimson Tide career included that team winning the National Championship in 2020. Brown is a great addition to the Buffs.
Brown has even more to be proud of, for as of October 28, 2022, he is now the first professional underwear supermodel in college football history, after signing on with underwear manufacturer Shinesty. This is a very 'loose' underwear company, as they pride themselves as selling 'wearable aphrodisiacs.'
Though he's now a pro model, Tommy does not let it affect his ego. He's taking it all in stride with some jokes along the way:
“When you have a body this good, you deserve to be paid. ...As a college football player, I’m already used to millions of people seeing me in pants that leave nothing to the imagination. Might as well make some money while I’m at it.
When talking about becoming a professional model and it being a dream:
Well, it wasn’t really MY dream, but I’m sure someone dreamt of modeling underwear for a company, and now their dream has come true for me.”
The guy is pretty funny, right?
Though the financials weren't announced, Shinesty did say:
a big heapin’ pile. [of money]
Brown will be a part of Shinesty's new campaign, where they are recreating some classic print and video advertisements.
..[like ] a Calvin Klein ad, but with a better looking dude wearing underwear that’s actually comfortable.
Take a look at some of the photos that were part of the press release from Shinesty.