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Swedish supermodel sheds clothes for naked luge race

19 Feb 2012, 18:12

Published: 19 Feb 2012 18:12 GMT+01:00

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“With a lot of German beer and Jägermeister, I’ll be able to keep myself warm,” the former Calvin Klein cover model said in a statement prior to the event, held in the sleepy Lower Saxony town of Braunlage.

For the forth year in the row, the normally quaint mountain village found itself transformed into the global centre of naked luge at the weekend, as 25,000 spectators turned up to watch 17 men and 13 women tear off their clothes and hop aboard sledges before throwing themselves down the slopes as part of the 2012 Nude Luge World Championships.

Click here for more images from the 2012 Nude Luge World Championships

Despite the name, racers were not totally nude – competitors in the annual competition have to wear a helmet, shoes and a pair of undies. But this is not due to the nippy weather conditions – safety always comes first, organizers said.

A warm-up “ladies-only” round kicked off the event, allowing onlookers to see 25-year-old porn star Mia Magma sliding down the 89 metre long run not once, but twice.

Schenkenberg, 43, was the main attraction for the men’s competition, however, with organizers taking great pains to publicize the fact that the former “sexiest man alive” title holder and his famous washboard abs would be on display at this year’s competition.

Click here for a gallery from the 2010 event from The Local in Germany

Drizzle and near freezing temperatures failed to dampen the enthusiasm of fans, however, who cheered the winner, a 37-year-old man from Hannover, who walked away with the €1,000 ($1,300) prize.

Schenkenberg, meanwhile, finished fifth.

Celebrations continued into the night, with live music and nudity-enthusiast Micaela Schäfer entertaining the crowd with her DJ skills.

The event, organised by radio station 89.0 RTL, has been gaining in popularity - two years ago just 14,000 people turned up to watch.

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Your comments about this article

09:39 February 20, 2012 by mattiaslarsson
I wish I was there!
12:58 February 20, 2012 by EP
Any Swedish naked birds particpating in this or only this dude?
13:42 February 20, 2012 by philster61
Ah the Swedish born Dutch model..... Not one drop of Swedish blood....
13:54 February 20, 2012 by cooool
it's a bit crazy thing to do , but it's seemed to be fun to watch .
13:55 February 20, 2012 by big_blue
F*cking awesome!

Imagine how fast that fat guy was going!
13:57 February 20, 2012 by winterclassic
Seems like a fun event! Why don´t have this kind of event in Sweden? Would be fun , and I think that alot of people really would like to challenge them self by doing this.

I would definetely like to try this, but do someone know if it cost alot of money? Or is it just to come and try?

And to @philster61 well he is swedish so it doesn´t matter if he has "dutch blood"?

Sweden for the win !
14:02 February 20, 2012 by a girl
a very veird competition, but it had been fun to be there and watch it all!
14:03 February 20, 2012 by fotbollssås
arvid bergheden
14:05 February 20, 2012 by big_blue
Arvid "Arrrrre/bananen" Bergheden!!!!
14:46 February 20, 2012 by fotbollssås
Arre barre snarre karre larre darre Bananen!!!
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