German athletics star Alica Schmidt turned down a profitable sponsorship supply

A German monitor star, who has been dubbed the “world’s sexiest athlete”, says she turned down a hefty payday from a “well-known” sponsor, regardless of barely incomes cash from her sport.

Alica Schmidt, 25, who has garnered thousands and thousands of followers on social media, says she lately turned down a sponsorship that might have paid out hundreds of {dollars} to her as a result of she wasn’t fully offered on the corporate, because the New York Publish reviews.

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“Two months in the past I acquired a suggestion from a well known model. However I wasn’t 100 per cent behind it,” Schmidt informed the OMR podcast in keeping with the German newspaper Bild.

“I don’t really feel snug with that. That will have been within the mid to excessive six figures. For a marketing campaign.”

Schmidt earns her earnings from social media, sponsors, partnerships and even a small wage as a member of the German nationwide staff.

In October, she revealed athletes on the nationwide staff solely receives a commission roughly US$739 ($1,133) a month in sponsorship offers that are streamlined by way of Sporthilfe, the German sports activities support basis that gives monetary assist to the nation’s high athletes.

On the time she additionally mentioned athletes can obtain cash by way of a staff or organisation they’re part of like Schmidt’s SC Charlottenburg, together with profitable prizes at races.

Schmidt, who’s at the moment enrolled in a distant studying course for media and communications administration, has additionally made her presence recognized within the modelling trade when not working or studying.

The influencer, who has a clothes line with trend firm Hugo Boss, walked the runway for the designer on the 2023 Milan Style Week.

Schmidt’s Instagram, which boasts almost 5 million followers, options a mixture of the 25-year-old working and competing in monitor occasions together with paid partnership posts that includes her marketing campaign with Boss.

The athlete, who went to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with the nationwide staff however didn’t compete, is hoping to qualify for the Paris Video games this summer season.

However she must drop her time by one second as her private greatest is 52.8.

“You must transcend your limits day-after-day. It additionally usually occurs that I throw up after coaching, as a result of that’s the way you undergo.” she informed the podcast.

“It’s additionally the very best feeling once you’ve executed it and pushed your self and seen that progress someplace.”

The German’s rise to fame got here within the fall of 2020 when she raced and simply received a 400-metre race in opposition to soccer star and compatriot Mats Hummels.

Schmidt was requested if she would beat different footballers in a race, together with French star Kylian Mbappé.

“I can’t say, it relies on the space,” she mentioned. “I’ve no probability at 100 metres as a result of I’m not the quickest.

“However undoubtedly at 400 metres. I’m virtually sure that I can beat any footballer.”

This text initially appeared within the New York Publish and was reproduced with permission