World’s sexiest athlete Alica Schmidt turned down ‘high six figures’ sponsorship deal despite earning £611 a month

THE world’s sexiest athlete Alica Schmidt claims she’s turned down a “six figure” sponsorship deal despite only earning around £600 a MONTH.

Schmidt, 25, is one of Germany’s top sportspeople after becoming a popular track and field star.

Alica Schmidt turned down a six-figure sponsorship deal despite only earning £611 a monthCredit: Instagram / @alicasmd

She was part of the relay squad for the Olympic Games in Tokyo nearly four years ago.

And Schmidt has acquired a cult following as a result, boasting 4.9million fans on Instagram and a further 2m on TikTok.

But despite her popularity, she says she makes only £611 a month from sponsorship deals.

That entire fee streams from a German sports foundation called Sporthilfe.


And they only pay Schmidt because she is on the national team.

However, the fan favourite does earn income from her massive social media platforms.

And as a result, Schmidt was able to turn down a huge sponsorship deal worth six figures as she felt “uncomfortable” with the brand.

Schmidt told Bild: “Two months ago I received an offer from a well-known brand. But I wasn’t 100 per cent behind it.

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“I didn’t feel comfortable with that. That would have been in the mid-to-high six figures for a campaign.

“In principle, I have to say that it is not easy for most German track and field athletes to make a living from sport.

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“Of course there is money to be made from competitions. In most competitions you don’t make any money.

“Personally, I couldn’t live on these amounts alone, because for many competitions you still have travel and hotel costs, which aren’t always covered.

“Most of us study part-time in order to build up a second source of income, or even have mini jobs that we do on the side.”


Schmidt is one of Germany’s top athletesCredit: Getty
She competes in track and field for her countryCredit: Getty
Schmidt was part of the relay squad for the Tokyo Olympic GamesCredit: Reuters
Schmidt has acquired a cult following online
She has nearly five million Instagram followers
Schmidt also has two millions fans on TikTok
The German is very particular about working with brands

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