Athletes often have particular pre-game rituals, but a booty-shaking dance on the fashion catwalk isn’t one we’ve seen before. On Thursday night, Redskins nose tackle and defensive end Chris Baker participated with several other professional sports stars in Walk this Way, a charity fashion show at the Italian Embassy presented by anti-domestic violence nonprofit Becky’s Fund.
Dressed head to toe in Gant, a sportswear label with an Americana twist and a store on M Street in Georgetown, Baker got the crowd going with his moves, soaking up the attention and showcasing his robust physique. While the rest of the celebrity athletes—including fellow Redskins Pierre Garçon, Kai Forbath, and Andre Roberts; DC United’s Chris Pontius and Bill Hamid; and a handful of area champs like boxer Jimmy Lange, Olympic rower Giuseppe Lanzone, and Olympic swimmer Kate Ziegler—did their strut-and-pose, the title of “supermodel” goes to Baker. Maybe he was still celebrating last week’s win over the Cowboys? Either way, look out Vikings—Baker’s dancing his way to town on Sunday.