English Rugby star Danny Cipriani is hoping to be the next David Beckham for the fashion label Armani. The Wasps fly-half was seen with glamour girlfriend Kelly Brook at the Milan Fashion Week, sitting in the VIP row with David for the Emporio Armani men’s Fall/Winter 2009/2010 catwalk collection.
The Beckhams have raked in an impressive £32 million in Armani advertising and a premiere spot on the celebrity A-list and now it seems celebrity couple Kelly Brook and Danny Cipriani fancy a slice of the action.
Cipriani will obviously won’t mind any offers from the label as his rugby career is not doing that great also. After suffering a serious ankle injury in May last year, he was ruled out of the team for at least six months. He has also been criticized for his constant appetite for social events and celebrity appearances.
He was dropped by England in November but the star feels that it was only beneficial for him as he’s ‘on the verge of recapturing his best form’.
“It’s not a question of if but when my form will return,” said Cipriani, who still has twice-weekly rehab sessions on the damaged ankle. “I’m very close to it. I’d like to think it might be this weekend. It’s going to happen soon. I feel much better within myself.”
Girlfriend Kelly Brook sits as a judge of the TV show Britain’s Got Talent.