Legendary boxer Muhammed Ali once famously described himself as "pretty", and it seems his grandson Biaggio Ali Walsh has now inherited that title.

17-year-old Biaggio took to Twitter last week to announce his excitement at being signed to one of the world’s top modelling agencies Wilhelmina – the same agency who represent former Disney stars Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato.

The high school student wrote to his 13,000 followers: "So excited that I signed with Wilhelmina Models! Thank you and I’m excited to work with you guys!"

And Biaggio – who is the son of Ali’s daughter Rasheda – seems to have inherited more than his good looks from his recently deceased grandfather as he is also a talented athlete.

According to TMZ the teen is one of the best school-level footballers in the States and has already received dozens of scholarship offers from colleges.


Happy 74th Birthday Poppy! Blessed I was able to spend time with you on your birthday weekend. I love you

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With so much going for him, we're sure this won't be the last we hear of Biaggio.