This man here…there’s no one like Xabier.
Well, we found out why Iker suddenly showed up clean-shaven last week (with stunning results) and now we know why Xabi also shaved. He’s the new face of Gillette Energizer, a moisturizing aftershave, which he presented yesterday in Madrid (watch a video here).
Of course, he was asked about the team’s current situation. Of Pedro León, he said that he’s preparing for the game on Sunday, like everyone else, and that “we’re a team and when a teammate is going through uncertain moments, the rest of us support him.” He also expressed his desire that his goal shooting accuracy and those of his teammates would improve. Xabi said a lot more, but I’m not going to write about it here because it was boring football-related things. So, we’ll go on to the more interesting things that he said.
So, lots of fun things if you keep reading!
In an interview with ¡Hola! (who of course asked more interesting questions than the sports journalists), we found out that Xabi likes Gillette because “it’s a brand that helps me to feel comfortable with myself and face the challenges of the day.” Hello, script!
Q: Today you’re promoting a moisturizer (crema hidrante in Spanish). Are you thecrema of Mourinho?
A: (Laughs). I try to help him in everything I can. We have a very straightforward, good relationship.
Q: Do you like to take care of your appearance?
A: Of course, both inside and out. I’m not obsessed with it, but giving a good impression is important. [He doesn’t need to be obsessed, since he’s so fantastic looking to begin with, no?]
Q: How did you feel while shooting this spot?
A: Good, because it’s a natural, simple thing, and with a good product. It’s much better to promote a good brand.
Q: Did you like being a model? Would you do it again?
A: If I get offers from products that I like, of course I wouldn’t rule them out.