Saturday, 27 March 2010

MAG NEWS: Asafa talks ‘sex symbol status’ and more with BUZZZ

MAN ON FIRE: Asafa Powell strips down for new issue of Buzzz magazine

Ladies, take a moment to compose yourselves.

Yes, you are seeing right. That is the notoriously shy Asafa Powell wearing just a small white towel, a silver chain and a wide smile – and gracing the April cover of Buzzz Caribbean Lifestyle Magazine. For the first time in his life, Asafa gets candid – and tells all – about his sex symbol status, his relationship with beauty queen-turned-fashion model Yendi Phillipps and playing his part to revolutionize the sport of athletics.

Plus, there’s lots of eye candy (he’s almost completely nude for God’s sake!) for his hordes of female fans. Talk about showing some skin! I wonder how his precious momma will react.

In a 10-page photo-spread and must-read interview (“Asafa Turns up the Heat!”), the 27-year-old superstar athlete holds nothing back as he gives thorough access to his personal life, while addressing the rumours and other negative issues he faces as a world-famous Jamaican and one of the top three sprinters in the world.

On rumours and gossip: “Being in my position, you have to be extra careful because some people are always looking for something bad to say or write or talk about. Being in Jamaica that is one of the main negative things to contend with.”

On criticism: “You can’t be who you are without the critics. But, at the same time, it helps to make me stronger and make me look into myself.”

On Yendi: “I think I have found the right person to have children with. She is genuine. She supports me 100 percent – more than how I support myself.”

On being a sex symbol: “Sometimes I don’t want to be seen that way, but I guess sometimes it’s good for the ego.”

To read more – and get all the juicy details – pick up your copy of the April issue of Buzzz at the nearest bookstore or pharmacy.

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