|"America's Sexiest Man" Scott Brown in his 1982 photo shoot for Cosmopolitan magazine. Photo from Cosmopolitan.com.
MANILA, Philippines - Newly-elected Senator Scott Brown became the butt of jokes on the internet recently after a photo of him posing nude for a magazine was posted on the web.
In September last year, Cosmopolitan magazine's official website posted a copy of the centerfold picture, taken 28 years ago, showing then 22-year-old Brown reclining on a floor with his arm strategically covering his private parts.
According to Cosmo, Brown won their "America's Sexiest Man" contest and appeared in its June 1982 issue.
In an accompanying interview, Brown revealed his political ambitions.
Brown was a law student at Boston College at the time of his photo shoot.
The nude photo garnered more interest from online users after Brown, now 50 years old, won as Senator of Massachussetts on Tuesday, becoming the first Republican elected for the post since 1972.
Brown defeated his opponent, Democrat state attorney-general Martha Coakley, by more than 100,000 votes on Tuesday.
He replaced Sen. Ted Kennedy.
Kate White, Cosmo's current editor-in-chief, said in a statement on their website that the magazine is "thrilled that one [of their bachelors] has gone on to become a politician."
The magazine's 2009 post even went on to suggest campaign slogans for the senator-elect: "Vote for Brown. He Has One Hell Of A Stimulus Package" and "Scott Brown: A Name You Can Trust, Abs You Can Believe In."
Brown has represented a district in Boston's southwest suburbs since 2004 as one of just 5 Republicans in the 40-member Senate.
He previously served 3 terms in the state House of Representatives.
An attorney who specializes in family law, he lives in Wrentham, Massachusetts, with his wife of 23 years, Gail Huff, a general assignment reporter with the local ABC affiliate.
The oldest of their two daughters, Ayla, was a semi-finalist in season 5 of the reality television show "American Idol."
Brown also modeled and appeared in television commercials prior to entering politics. He also competes in triathlons. With reports from Reuters.