Not the Onion: Matt Birk wants to be a model [PHOTO]

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Birk before (left) and after (right).
As Matt Birk did the media rounds and blasted Obamacare a few months ago, many observers of Minnesota politics thought the newly retired NFL offensive lineman might end up being the Republican challenger to Sen. Al Franken in 2014.

SEE ALSO: Matt Birk refused White House trip because President Obama is pro-choice

We suppose that could still happen. But in the meantime Birk has gotten into... modeling?

Indeed. Just months removed from playing in the Super Bowl, Birk has lost 75 pounds and 10 inches from his waist. He's competing against a few other folks to become the next Body By Visalus Model (you can vote for him here).

In an interview with the Baltimore Ravens website, Birk said he knew he had to change his lifestyle when he retired from football.

"I wasn't going to go to Chipotle and get two burrito bowls at 9:30 at night anymore," he joked, adding that he used Visalus fitness program to slim down quickly starting in March.

"All I knew was being big. Now I'm not so big and I'm loving it," Birk, who isn't a paid endorser, told the Ravens website. "I think I've really developed a lifestyle that I can sustain now. I feel great physically, and I've got tons of energy. It really has changed my life that I used to know."

One thing's for certain: Now that he's the size of a wide receiver, we can rule out an NFL return for the 37-year-old Birk.

h/t -- RandBall

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17 comments
Crystal Starr
Crystal Starr

I met him years & years ago..... and got a signed helmet.

Patrick Kane
Patrick Kane

Douchebag. He is a pompous douchebag. Matt Birk, go away. Why are you relevant?

Stefanie Megan Brown
Stefanie Megan Brown

Wait he's a homophobe? Aw hell no you ain't even gonna get a photoshoot, boo!

scott.luse
scott.luse

Visalus is a stupid product and a scam. He will put weight back on. They all do.

Joe Lauseng
Joe Lauseng

jezus he could come back and play as a TE

Marlena Joy
Marlena Joy

Matt Birk. You're obviously "confused" about your lifestyle and the closet that of which you are hiding inside. Lol. Funny? No. ;p

Christian Johnson
Christian Johnson

Yeah, you might have to interact with homosexuals, Matt... SCARY

Brandon York
Brandon York

Wait THIS is the guy who hates the gays? Glass houses Matty B.

ChazDanger
ChazDanger topcommenter

Maybe there's more to life than being really, really, really ridiculously good looking?

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