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The Rookies
Adam Duerson
February 15, 2008
NBA ROOKIE Kevin Durant? Impressive, a near lock to own video-game covers and eight-figure shoe contracts for the next decade. The most recent major league baseball rookie class, which included Ryan Braun, Joba Chamberlain, Jacoby Ellsbury and Troy Tulowitzki? One of the most promising in recent memory. But we're a little more taken, we'll admit, by another collection of eye-popping newbies who are certain to generate even more excitement and enthusiasm. And we happen to think that just about any pulse-bearing male would agree.
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February 15, 2008

The Rookies

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BORN
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

RESIDES
New York City

The one thing that I'm absolutely obsessed with lately is ...
Gymnastics. I was a competitive gymnast for six years, and I still always flip around.

I feel a secret connection with ...
Tyra Banks. I look up to her so much because she was a curvy model and she struggled, but she followed her dream and proved everyone wrong. Also she and her mom are best friends, and my mom and I are best friends.

To impress a cute guy at a bar, I would ...
Always make eye contact and smileā€”but [then] act like I don't notice him.

I have a secret crush on ...
James Franco. His bone structure is nice, and his smile, oh, his smile, is so cute.

If I could be anything but a model, I would ...
Work in a hospital, probably be a nurse. My mom used to work in a hospital, and I'd visit her there. I always wanted to work there to help people.

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BORN
Sao Paulo, Brazil

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