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Suzy Favor Hamilton In Knock Out Nike Commercial

Suzy Favor Hamilton, three-time Olympian and now the $600-an-hour call girl appeared in several commercials, a look back at two of our favorites. The Nike ad from way back featured the sexy Hamilton in a Friday the 13th-ish horror themed spot (Why Sport? You'll Live Longer) that was pulled off the air by NBC after receiving thousands of compliants making light of violence against women.

Her image could hardly have been better: Athletic. A knockout. All-American. So accomplished and so wholesome that Disneyland hired her for speaking engagements, the Big Ten named an award after her and the Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association made her their pitchwoman.

An "escape," she called it, that was really a way of masking an American Dream coming unhinged — a real-life tragedy that undercut the myth that success, wealth and fame is a surefire path to happiness.

"I do not expect people to understand," Favor Hamilton said in a frenzied burst of tweets after details about her secret life became public Thursday in a report on The Smoking Gun website. "But the reasons for doing this made sense to me at the time and were very much related to depression."

Suzy Hamilton looked great in the shower in this Pert Plus commercial (below), she also appeared in ads for Reebok, Clairol, Oakley, Kikkoman Foods, Nordic Track, Viactiv Calcium Chews, sadly she will now only be remembered as a high price call-girl.