Chris Mears Poses in Dan Ward For Winq Magazine

UK Magazine, Winq, launched last week and includes a feature on Olympic diver, Chris Mears, who may be giving Tom Daley a run for his money in terms of popularity.

The spread features Mears, a native of Reading, Berkshire, posing in swimwear by designer Dan Ward. Mears, who happens to be a DJ/producer as well, competed in the men’s 3 metre springboard individual and synchro events at the 2012 Summer Olympics. In 2013, he was named one of Attitude Magazine’s Hottest 100 Men on the planet.

This time around, he is lending his modeling talents to Winq, a gay lifestyle magazine. “This is a different kind of gay magazine for a community that’s increasingly developed, fast-maturing and at ease with itself. It’s more than time for a sector flagship publication that gathers together people, politics, current affairs, style, travel, culture and health into a relevant whole and speaks to a key demographic,” said Darren Styles, Stream Publishing Managing Director and Winq Publishing Editor. “I believe Winq fulfils that role, and then some. Our content delivers that, our first-rate editorial team delivers that and even our advertisers have delivered that. Many have come to the sector anew, given an environment that better reflects their brands and products.”

Check out Mears’ behind the scenes video below. Which swim look is your favorite? Let us know in the comments or by tweeting @underwearexpert.

Photo Credit: Winq Magazine