I think it’s safe to say Carlos Vela is a handsome man. The Los Angeles Football Club star is rather press-shy, actually shy, and keeps his social media buttoned up and family friendly, but on Friday, GQ Mexico’s feature on the reigning MLS MVP, complete with photo spread, got people talking in both Mexico and the United States.
On the cover, Vela gives off some straightforward blue steel action.
"It was the best decision [to join #LAFC]. For a Mexican, it is very easy to adapt to the city... and it is very easy to feel at home."@11carlosV gets personal in an exclusive interview with @GQMexico.— LAFC (@LAFC) March 27, 2020
Here he is pulling off a Canadian Tuxedo with aplomb.
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!! pic.twitter.com/s5OBz5NZuA— Amelia Lopez (Stay Home!) (@AztecaAmeliaaa) March 27, 2020
I’m starting to think GQ’s art directors are trying to put him in ugly clothes to see if he still looks good. The second photo here, he’s basically wearing a Cleveland Browns fleece, and damn if he doesn’t look fine in it.
Mexico’s Finest pic.twitter.com/hgwZPocahy— valeria (@findingnebula) March 27, 2020
Ok, so this four-panel is all over the place — the black-and-white shots look amazing, the clothes look great, while the black-white-and-gold zig-zag polo also looks ridiculous, but hey, Vela still looks like a million bucks. It really just does not matter.
“Carlos Vela es el mejor jugador mexicano de futbol en el mundo y punto.” - Mario Villagrán, @GQMexico.— LÁFC (@SomosLAFC) March 27, 2020
Lee la entrevista completa con El Capitán de #LAFC, @11carlosV, aquí
So in case there was any doubt, Carlos Vela is indeed a handsome man, even if he’s wearing somewhat questionable clothing. You can read his feature in GQ Mexico now.
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