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    Default Celebrities with Hidden Sporting Talents!

    As London is into the Olympic spirit we reveal some of the hidden
    sporting talents of fashion's biggest stars.



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    Brazilian beauty Gisele Bundchen was a keen volleyball player as a child, and intended to go on
    to play the sport professionally until the fashion world came calling.



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    Dutch Victoria's Secret Angel Doutzen Kroes aspired to be a speed skater when she was growing up
    and competed around Europe before she started to model.

    She appeared in US Vogue's 2008 Shape Issue alongside world champion in the sport, Apolo Anton Ohno.


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    Karlie Kloss
    practicised ballet throughtout her childhood and even credits her ability to dance
    en point as the reason she can walk the runway in super heels with great ease.

    She's pictured here with her former ballet group at Caston Ballet Academie, Missouri, and more
    recently during a shoot with Nich Knight in which she went back to her dancing roots.



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    US Vogue editor Anna Wintour famously plays tennis every morning before work.
    She's a friend of world champion Roger Federer and is often seen supporting him at major tournaments.



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    Model Soo Yeon Lee is a table tennis champion. She began training aged nine and
    quickly won major titles in competitions for her age group.

    She was later spotted as a model and now combines both disciplines, appearing here in
    a short film by Matthew Donaldson.


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    Paul Smith
    dreamed of being a competitive cyclist until an injury put paid to his plans and
    he decided to pursue fashion.

    He now regularly dresses Olympic cyclists Sir Chris Hoy and Bradley Wiggins for formal occassions.


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    Bridal designer Vera Wang began figure skating at the age of six and later competed in the
    1968 U.S. Figure Skating Championships. She decided to make her way into the fashion world after
    failing to get into the US Olympic team.


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    Baby-faced Russian supermodel Natalia Vodianova ran the Paris half-marathon earlier this year
    in aid of her charity, The Naked Heart Foundation, and still managed to walk in the Givenchy show on
    the same evening. That's dedictaion.


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    Shoe designer Christian Louboutin took up the trapeze after watching the film 'Wings of Desire'.
    He now has one installed in his atelier so the he can trapeze to his hearts desire whenever he may please.


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    Another Victoria's Secret model with a hidden talent. Erin Heatherton was the star player on
    her high school's basketball team thanks to her 5'11" frame.





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    Anna Dello Russo , swims every morning, which probably explains her incredibly lithe physique.
    According to this photo, which she posted on her blog, she likes to wear flippers.


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    Jodie Kidd
    's hobbies include polo, motor car racing, golf, and horse riding.
    She's taken part in several Gumball 3000 rallies and is apparently an expert polo player
    thanks to her polo-playing father, brother and boyfriend.


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    Canadian model Coco Rocha first publicly displayed her talent for Irish dancing at Jean Paul Gaultier's
    autumn/winter 2007 show (pictured left).

    She took up the hobby as a child and was even scouted by a model agent at an Irish dancing competition.

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