Gold Medalist Swimmer Bares Butt, But Will He Bare It All?

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Ricky Berens

During the World Swimming Championships in Rome on Sunday, Olympic gold medalist Ricky Berens turned up the heat when he dove off the starting block, ripped the back of his swimsuit, and gave the audience quite a show. Despite this em-bare-assing wardrobe malfunction, Berens kept right on swimming.

Now that we’ve gotten a sneak peak, it’s pretty obvious to us where that butt belongs: starring in one of our iconic “I’d Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur” ads. So, while Ricky (and his bum) have the spotlight, we’ve asked him to consider joining others like Steve-O and fellow Olympic swimmer Amanda Beard, who have gotten naked to help the animals who are skinned alive for fashion.

I have a feeling that Ricky is going to like the idea of adding “champion for animals” to his growing list of accomplishments, but feel free to leave a comment and let him know you want to see that booty in full glory. If he agrees, we’ll be sure to post pictures for all you ladies.

Written by Liz Graffeo

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