In a recent interview on the OMR podcast, Alica Schmidt, the 25-year-old German track star known as “the world’s sexiest athlete,” revealed that she turned down a major sponsorship offer from a well-known brand. Despite having over five million followers on Instagram and a separate partnership with BOSS, Schmidt wasn’t fully on board with the proposed deal.
Schmidt noted that members of the German national team typically receive about $739 a month in sponsorship through Sporthilfe. This organization supports athletes, and Schmidt herself is aiming to make the team for the upcoming Paris Olympics in the summer.
Despite the physical demands of her sport, Schmidt emphasized the sense of accomplishment she feels after pushing her limits during training. She has experienced success at the European Athletics U20 Championships and European Athletics U23 Championships, earning silver and bronze medals respectively.
Schmidt’s decision to decline the lucrative sponsorship offer demonstrates her commitment to her personal values and priorities as an athlete. As she works towards her Olympic goals, she remains focused on achieving success while staying true to herself and her beliefs.