By Meghan Kiesel
Aug 15, 2012 11:46am
Condoleezza Rice Makes Modeling Debut in NFL Jersey
Condoleezza Rice is a Browns fan – and she’s not afraid to show it.
The former secretary of state, who has sworn off a run for the White House, has jumped into another field entirely with her modeling debut. Rice, a long-time Cleveland Browns fan, is one of the many new female faces of the NFL and its clothing. She recently posed for the advertising campaign alongside powerful women from a diverse range of backgrounds, from Serena Williams to Melania Trump.
The “It’s My Team” campaign is intended to encourage women to get more involved in supporting their NFL teams. The NFL’s women’s apparel line includes clothing ranging from typical game-day t-shirts to more fashion-forward and even business casual items, such as team-spirited blazers.
“Forty-five percent of fans are female and that continues to grow,” said Tracey Bleczinski, vice president of NFL consumer products, according to NFL.com. “We do have something for everyone, and this campaign aims to communicate that if you are living and wearing football, you can do it every day, year-round.”
Rice posed for the advertising campaign in a Browns jersey – specifically #16, which belongs to Joshua Cribbs. The replica jersey retails for $94.99 online.
While her love for football is nothing new – Rice was engaged to football player Mike Upchurch in the ’70s – modeling is an untested frontier for the politician.