Hockey Star Sean Avery: From Vogue Intern to Guest Editor!

06/24/2008 at 08:00 AM ET

Hannah Thomson/Vogue

Looks like hockey star and Vogue intern Sean Avery is climbing the publishing ladder with remarkable agility, advancing from lowly intern to guest editor at mensvogue.com in just a few short weeks. In an online diary for the site, the New York Ranger gets shirtless in the Vogue fashion closet and dishes about his unlikely passion. “To me it’s simple: I like clothes. Always have,” he says. “I don’t watch sports. I don’t read about sports… Over breakfast in hotels when the Rangers are on the road, I read the Style section in The New York Times.” And Sean, who swapped his million-dollar Rangers salary for minimum wage (for the summer, at least), reveals that money’s not everything, waxing philosophical about the creative reward he experienced assisting on his first photo shoot. “As I watched the shoot progress,” he writes, “I had to wonder: Was the feeling this designer had — the pride of having his creations shot for the pages of Vogue — anything like the feeling I had after we beat the Devils in round one?… Was a young woman’s anticipation of a night on the town in her favorite new dress just a different version of a 12-year-old boy watching his favorite player No. 16 dominate New Jersey in five games? The world may never know — but that’s what I think.” We have to say, we’d never thought of it quite that way — but Sean might be onto something. Check out the full diary for yourself by clicking here, or click here to see more photos of the athlete and budding fashionista.

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Jonathan Bodack on

I wish Hockey Star, Sean Avery, all the best for being a Guest Editor, after he was a Vogue Intern, etc.

Miss Stephie on

Handsome!

LB on

I like that picture. Jonathan Bodack is an idiot.

Jenny on

He is a loser and a disgrace to the NHL. He should stick to fashion and stay away from the skates because if he thinks that anyone has any respect for him, he’s crazy.
Screw Sean Avery.

CBC on

I agree 100% with Jenny. He is a disgrace to the NHL.

Eron 5 on

SEAN AVERY is a GOD……disgrace to hockey???…you girls are outtaaaaa your minds.

Way to keep the game dirty avs…I Heart YOU

betty on

ok…sean avery is THE biggist idiot in the history of NHL Hockey….you must really be hurtin for stories if you are reporting on this jerk. And the pictures? ew. hard on the eyes.

LoveBigBlue on

sean you are the man, i love the comment in vogue… “If you feel like teasing this hockey player about an obsession of his that you might think is a little unusual, go right ahead. Just know that you may get your ass kicked by a very expensive pair of shoes — and that they’ll probably match both my belt and my shirt.” ughh you rock my socks.. congrats on going for all your dreams, your beautiful!!

Susie on

I agree with Jenny. Does Sean Avery actually think that this will help his hockey career. Everyone in the NHL will think he is gay…and hockey guys dont like gay guys!!

alberta on

sean avery IS NOT a hockey star.

he’s a joke. you american publications are completely clueless.

Melissa C. on

Definitely not David Beckham…

Diane on

What an idiot!, all you fools that think he’s hot, are you kidding? Clearly we all can see how fashion concious he is, standing there looking like a total joke. The guy is a complete ass who thinks he’s better than everyone else, and has no respect for anyone, and apparently from the photo, has no respect for himself to let such a ridiculous looking photo be published.
Congrats to the budding “Fashionista”.

Jenny on

I bet he has blue PANTIES on underneath those blue shorts.

pensfan on

Sean Avery, thank you for proving to America that you truly are a TOOL!

Maybe you should focus on hockey instead of fashion; you might get farther in the playoffs.

Sarah on

Who cares if he’s gay or not. Geeeeez those comments bug me. Just because a male is into fashion doesn’t make him gay. And who cares anyway, you stick to your close-minded heterosexual holier-than-thou frame of mind and the rest of us will feel lucky we aren’t like you.

WingsFan on

It makes no difference if he’s gay or straight, but it does seem odd that he doesn’t follow sports, not even hockey? Maybe his game would be better if he paid more attention! Definately could not play in Hockeytown with that attitude!

Gotta Live the Game and Love the Game to Win the Game! Red Wings Rule!

MONI Q on

GOOD LUCK AND BEST WISHES MR HUNKY HOCKEY PLAYER

MONI Q on

YOU ARE A dope

antwerpisthenewparis.com on

You think this guy is a disgrace to the NHL? Well, his stint at Vogue is a disgrace to the fashion world.

Abby on

he’s on the beach here a couple times a year….HOT bod and the nicest guy. don’t f with him….gay or straight, he’ll kick your ass if you dis him. ….as well he should.

yo..respect

Abby on

thought my location would show….COSTA RICA is where he goes to get his surf on.

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Claudia on

One of the reasons I love hockey is because of Seans personality!! I want to see what he will do next.I wish that more men had style like him instead of just being atheletes. I would be proud to stand next to him. He is one hot, and wonderful looking man!!!

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