Watch Behind The Scenes Footage Of Mo Salah And Alessandra Ambrosio

13 October 2019
GQ Men Of The Year 2019, Mo Salah, Alessandra Ambrosio
GQ Middle East's Man of the Year and Fashion Icon enjoy special edition photo shoot

For some people, things just come naturally.

Mo Salah, it would seem, is as comfortable modelling designer suits as he is banging in goals for Liverpool and Egypt. And Alessandra Ambrosio looks like she’s as blessed with those legendary Brazilian football skills as she is with the looks that have made her one of the world’s most famous supermodels.

The two came together perfectly at the shoot for the GQ Middle East Men of the Year special edition covers. Fun was had by all and the results were spectacular.

Watch the behind scenes footage here:

Salah and Ambrosio featured at the GQ Middle East Men of the Year ceremony at the Louvre Abu Dhabi last week, with Ambrosio winning the Fashion Icon award and Salah walking off with the Man of the Year prize.

“I’m very happy to be the first one to get Man of the Year,” said Salah, who had graced GQ Middle East’s third cover last December. “I have to thank GQ for that and I have to thank everyone here.”

"I’d like to dedicate this award to my fans everywhere, especially those who are in Egypt,” he added.

Meanwhile Ambrosio reminded the crowd what it’s all about.

“Fashion to me it’s about bringing your personality, being who you are, having fun and don’t take it too seriously,” Ambrosio said. “So I guess thank you GQ again fro tonight, and let’s have some fun.”

There were other big winners on the night.

Mena Massoud nabbed the Breakthrough Talent award for his titular role in Hollywood blockbuster Aladdin. Tan France was named GQ’s International Man of Style. Syrian Poet Adunis was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement award. Lebanese director Nadine Labaki won Woman of the Year and Turkish superstar Cagatay Ulusoy took the Television Star of the Year award.

To the delight of the crowd, Cheb Khaled received GQ’s Legend award and proceeded to raise the roof with a rendition of his smash hit single Aicha.

The night wrapped with the Salah, Ambrosio and Massoud joining guests and VIPs for an after-party at The Abu Dhabi Edition.