Calvin Klein’s steamy Ljungberg ad caused nightclub hell
Former Arsenal ace Freddie Ljungberg has revealed he was groped several times in nightclubs after his infamous underwear campaign for Calvin Klein.
He played the role of one of the brand’s most iconic models between 2003 and 2007, where he was one of the main faces of the company. 15 years after his last shoot with Calvin Klein, the Swedish legend, who won two Premier League titles and three FA Cups with the Gunners, is currently celebrating his 45th birthday.and birthday.
And those celebrations will likely take place as far away from a nightclub as possible, as the ex-Celtic ace once spoke of the multiple times he was groped by other women after the campaign. “I would go to a nightclub and the girls would come and take my penis. Just like that,” he said, as quoted by the Subway.
“There were hands everywhere. From behind, from the sides, pulling and pulling. I couldn’t do anything about it.
As Ljungberg stripped down to the Calvin Klein underwear he was promoting during those shoots, the Swede first suggested he was uncomfortable with the extra attention he was getting in 2003.
At the time, Ljungberg had already followed in the footsteps of Manchester United legends George Best and David Beckham to promote the fashion company’s underwear. At the time, he was a hugely talented 21-year-old prospect who was starting to assert himself for Arsenal.
However, Ljungberg said the extra attention and fame he was getting from his modeling was starting to make him very uncomfortable. “I’ve always been into clothes and shopping, and I have a few friends who work in fashion,” he said in an interview with the New York Times Review in 2003.
”But I am constantly surprised by the interest in my appearance. It’s flattering, but a little weird – at the end of the day, I’m a footballer.