Friday, January 20, 2012

Fresh from signing a new two-year contract with the LA Galaxy, global soccer star and underwear model David Beckham flew to Silicon Valley early Thursday morning for an interview and Hangout at Google HQ.
The Hangout was the first on Beckham’s Google+ profile, which has just shy of 465,000 followers.

(By contrast, Beckham’s official Facebook page boasts more than 15 million Likes; Beckham does not appear to have an official Twitter presence.)

During the half-hour Hangout, Beckham spoke with fans as far afield as Ghana, London and Madrid.
That was his first Hangout, but Beckham vowed during an hour-long interview at the Googleplex in Mountain View, Calif., that it would not be his last. “I’m nervous,” he admitted, “but I’m looking forward to doing more of them.”

The interview, in front of an adoring crowd of hundreds at Google HQ (and hundreds more at Google offices around the world), touched on subjects such as Beckham’s charity work for UNICEF and his forthcoming “bodywear” collection with H&M  which will be officially launched with a second-quarter Super Bowl ad later this month.