As rumors swirl that Marshawn Lynch may come out of retirement to play for the Oakland Raiders when the officially relocate to Las Vegas, the legendary running back appears to be focusing on his popular Beast Mode clothing label. Last week, Lynch’s agency unveiled a new collaboration with Gracie Carvalho, a sizzling Brazilian model with plenty of industry credentials.
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The Beast Mode brand is a natural fit for Gracie, whose popular Instagram page is often dedicated to her passion for Muay Thai. Although she initially dabbled in the sport as a form of self-defense, Gracie ended up developing a serious interest in it and has traveled to Thailand multiple times to train with the masters.
Believe it or not, Gracie was very wary about working with Lynch. “I was surprised when I met [Lynch],” Gracie recalled. “Normally, pretty much all of these sports guys have something going on with clothing or drinks. I thought, ‘Maybe he is just one more athlete who is trying to do something.’”
However, Lynch managed to impress the exotic vixen with his sense of professionalism and his passion for the Beast Mode label. Gracie even tried to get him to down to the gym to learn Muay Thai, but he was apparently too “shy” to take the plunge.