Nacho Figueras

December 31, 2009 by USA Post 

Nacho Figueras:Nacho Figueras, born March 4, 1977 in 25 de Mayo, Buenos Aires Province, is an Argentine polo player with a handicap of six. As of September 2009, he is ranked as one of the top 100 polo players in the world. Sometimes called the “David Beckham of polo”, he usually plays in Argentina and in the U.S. as part of the Black Watch Polo Team. He has also been the face of Ralph Lauren’s Black Label line since 2005, and was recently chosen to represent the entire line of Polo fragrances.

Nacho has been married to Delfina Blaquier, a photographer and former model, since 2004. The couple currently has 2 children, Hilario and Aurora, with another son on the way.

Figueras’ modelling career began in 2000 for Ralph Lauren, all thanks to an introduction by photographer Bruce Weber, and he eventually become the face of Ralph Lauren Black Label in 2005. In May 2009, he was made the face of the World of Polo fragrances, including Polo Black, Polo Blue and Polo Modern Reserve. In June 2009, he was voted the second most handsome man in the world by the readers of Vanity Fair, just behind Robert Pattinson and just ahead of Brad Pitt.

Despite his success in the modeling arena, polo continues to be his passion. He says his mission in life “is to bring polo to the world a little more,” doing his best to raise the profile to the sport of polo however he can. To that end, he has helped organize matches such as the Veuve Clicquot Manhattan Polo Classic exhibition in Governor’s Island, New York; the most recent edition on May 30, 2009 also featured England’s Prince Harry.

On September 28, 2009 Figueras was a guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show in Chicago along with the “Oprah of China,” Chen Luyu and the most famous couple in the world, Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan. The show was titled “Meet the Most Famous People in the World”. In a special report Nacho gave Oprah’s reporter Ali Wentworth a private polo lesson. On the end of the show Oprah promised Nacho to come to Argentina to watch a polo match.(Wiki)

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