by Gayle Fee and Laura Raposa
Friday, May 3, 2002
What do Tom Brady, Mitt Romney and Nicole Kidman have in common? They are all on the list of People maggie's ``50 Most Beautiful People In The World.''
The QB/QT and the governor-wannabe are two of the few semi-civilians on the list of actors, actresses, models and pop stars.the Track. Meanwhile, Brady was more than happy to pose for People's cameras, wearing a T-shirt and tight jeans. Hidden amidst the blah-blah about Tom's lack of a beauty routine is the throw-away line that No. 12 ``recently broke up with a girlfriend.''Ah, hello???? Word is Tom and former Boston PR chick Laura Kinsman are, in fact, history. Well, it's hard to hang onto a guy when Miss Universe contestants and Mariah Carey are throwing themselves at him!``It was a long-distance relationship and the demands on his time took their toll,'' said a Friend Of Laura. ``They thought it was best for them to take a break.''Whatever. That, of course, leaves Tom free to party and pursue the thousands of babes who have been panting over him since he won the Super Bowl.We are reminded of what happened when the former QB, Drew Bledsoe, got a little wild after he was anointed The Franchise: The Pats airlifted his then-girlfriend, now-wife Maura in from Washington, enrolled her in Bridgewater State College and moved her into Drew's pad.Which leads us to ask: Without that kind of supervision, will Brady suffer from the infamous ``sophomore slump''?``The sophomore jinx is real,'' said former Bruin Lyndon Byers, who now does sports on WAAF. ``I know. I had it most of my career.''Byers said once an athlete hits it big - and Brady's the biggest - ``everybody wants something. Your priorities change.''``He has the hottest chicks in the world chasing him, every product wants his face on their box. I'm sure his agent gets a call every Monday for him to go play golf on the Pro-Am,'' Byers said. ``Things like that start to chip away and you get sidetracked.''But Byers said he thinks Brady will beat the curse.``The reason he was successful last year was that, when he got his shot, he was prepared,'' Byers said. ``I think he'll be all right.''
-philw (was also in the People issue)