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David Beckham,

celebrity British soccer player, was traded from Manchester United to Real Madrid in June. The Spanish team paid Manchester $41 million for the star midfielder. Beckham and his wife, Victoria, a former Spice Girl, rival the royal family in popularity and adoration. Beckham helped to popularize the term “metrosexual,” which refers to straight men who take pleasure in primping and shopping.

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