What happens when you put a NFL star and a Victoria’s Secret model on a farm together? You’re going to get some topless tractor wrangling and horseback riding. Eric Decker and Erin Heatherton star in Buffalo David Bitton’s new fall campaign, and let’s just say their photoshoot wouldn’t be out of place on the cover of a steamy farmer romance novel. Just take a look at some of the behind-the-scenes images.
The New York Jets wide receiver makes his modeling debut in the ads, and he says he wasn’t ashamed to ask for some tips from modeling vet Heatherton during the shoot. “I am very excited for everyone to finally see our Buffalo ads,” Decker said. “It was my first time modeling, so I was grateful to have Erin on set to give me some tips and make me feel comfortable.”
So did the new modeling pro take home anything from the set? He was tempted. “I really liked the ‘Flex’ jean — they almost felt like sweatpants, yet looked so cool. I can definitely see myself hanging out with Jessie and Vivianne in those.” (Decker and his wife, country singer Jessie James, welcomed their daughter earlier this year — and he got a little pre-shoot posing practice making a cameo in James’s latest music video!)
The football star poses in everything from vegan leather motorcycle jackets to thermal henleys and hoodies, while Erin goes for faux fur jackets, body-con dresses and slim-fitting dark denim. And as for those aforementioned topless moments? Decker shows off his abs and Buffalo underwear, while Heatherton is captured riding a horse in nothing but some tight jeans.
Catch an official teaser video for the campaign below. And tell us: What do you think of the photos? Are you a fan of the rustic theme? Share your thoughts below.