Alex Rodriguez just put his inner “Blue Steel” to the test.
On Thursday, the former Yankees player was snapped strutting his stuff as he walked in the first-ever DICK’S Sporting Goods fashion show in New York City.
In the runway photo, Rodriguez appears model-focused as he commands the catwalk wearing a Nike puffer jacket over a flannel along with black sweatpants tucked into Timberland boots.
The fashion show — which the brand described as “the intersection of sport and fashion” — was held at the Cadwell Factory in N.Y.C. and featured everyone from star athletes to reality stars, modeling DICK’s brands such as Nike, Adidas, Patagonia and Champion.
Joining Rodriguez, 44, on the DICK’s runway was USWNT player Carli Lloyd, Bachelor in Paradise star Demi Burnett and child boxer and Euphoria star Javon ‘Wanna’ Walton.
Lloyd looked cozy on the runway wearing a pink down jacket over a workout outfit and accessorized her look with a neon soccer ball while Burnett looked cool in a winter hat, zip-up vest and leggings.
Walton stole the show in a red hoody paired over an Under Armour top with shorts and a black backpack.
“As lifestyle clothing and footwear continue to intersect with sports culture, it’s clear that more athletes than ever are leading the way in setting fashion trends,” said Rodriguez during Thursday’s show.
Llyod added that it is now “great to see athletes are now on the forefront of style, fashion and culture, and no longer just thought of for wearing workout clothes and uniforms.”
And while Rodriguez may have looked like a natural on the runway, no one could outdo the catwalk talents of his fiancée, Jennifer Lopez.
During Milan Fashion Week in September, the fashion icon shut down Versace’s Spring 2020 fashion presentation, closing the show fiercely strutting in an updated version of the iconic Versace “jungle dress” she famously wore to the 2000 Grammy Awards.
Following her epic show-closing walk, Lopez, 50, shared behind-the-scenes footage of the preparations leading up to the now iconic runway moment.
“A moment in time… ✨What an amazing few days in Milan,” she wrote on Instagram alongside a teaser clip of the video. “Now I get to take you guys along for the bts BEFORE & AFTER the catwalk. 💚”
The singer posted a full-length video to her YouTube channel, taking fans along for the ride. Arriving for her fitting, the singer makes her entrance in a Sally LaPointe look straight off the designer’s Spring 2020 runway.
The performer, who has been close friends with Donatella Versace ever since they met at a Met Gala years prior, hugs the designer who tells Lopez the dress and show is “going to be massive.”
And massive it was. Not only did fans freak out over the superstar’s surprise walk, but so did Rodriguez.
A day after the actress stole the show at MFW, the former baseball pro shared a behind-the-scenes photo of the day to Instagram.
Rodriguez posted a sexy mirror selfie that Lopez had taken backstage during the Versace fashion show. “This woman… 🌿,” he captioned the sexy snap.