In the cutthroat world of modeling, agencies are always looking for the next “it-girl”. In baseball, executives have been searching for young talent, and a player that could be the face of MLB. Those worlds collided last night, as model Nina Agdal threw out the first pitch of Monday’s White Sox- Angels game. She then made her way to the dugout, where she met former AL MVP Mike Trout, arguably baseball’s best young player. This comes on the heels of Agdal getting close with Bryce Harper, baseball’s other best young player. Is baseball ready for this love triangle? And who’s this model that keeps showing up in MLB dugouts?
Here’s the scoop on Agdal:
1. She Has a Boyfriend
Relax, everybody. Agdal is happily in a relationship with Reid Heidenry, a slightly older male model and realtor. Heidenry, who is originally from St. Louis, sells real estate in Miami and occasionally models. He and Agdal have been dating since early 2014.
2. She Has Appeared on the Cover of Sports Illustrated
Agdal was born in Denmark in 1992, and made her first modeling appearance in Bazar in 2010. Like most international models, she got her big break when Sports Illustrated called for their annual swimsuit issue. Agdal first appeared in the mag in 2012, and has appeared in the annual issue each year since.
In her appearance, Agdal joins a list of famous models who have graced SI’s pages. Past cover models include Bar Refaeli, Brooklyn Decker, and multiple cover appearance from Kate Upton.
3. She Is Doing a Promotional Tour for MLB & New Era
Agdal is making news for throwing out the first pitch at last night’s White Sox-Angles game. After the pitch, Agdal made her way to the dugout, were she took a selfie with Mike Trout. In the caption on Agdal’s Instagram, she wrote: “Sorry Bryce, im cheating on you… Had so much fun with @MikeTrout @NewEraCap @Angels throwing the first pitch!”. In June, Agdal appeared in a video for New Era in which her and Harper competed in a series of friendly competitions.
The banter is fun, but Trout and Harper are both currently in relationships. Trout grew up with girlfriend Jessica Cox in Millville, New Jersey. Harper was scheduled to marry his longtime girlfriend Kayla Varner in January, but those plans fizzled and no future date has been set.
4. Nina Appeared in a Super Bowl Ad For Carl’s Jr.
For rising female stars, nothing says “you made it” quite like eating a giant fast-food sandwich on national television. Agdal appeared in a Super Bowl ad for Carl’s Jr., joining beauties like Kate Upton, Padma Lakshmi and Kim Kardashian.
While scoring big fashion shows and magazine covers is important to a modeling career, Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s can help Agdal go mainstream. Agdal appeared in the ad in 2013, and has gained a steady stream of work since then.
5. Her Net Worth is Around a Half-Million Dollars
Nina isn’t quite breaking the bank just yet. She’s experienced surge of popularity recently, and has been building a strong resume since appearing in SI in 2012. But for now, Agdal has a net worth of under one million dollars, according to sources. Her current tour with MLB should gain her plenty of exposure for future products.
The Harper/Trout/Agdal triangle would be a great move for her career. One of the world’s hottest young models involved with the two best young stars in baseball? No wonder the tabloids are all over this. Be sure to catch Agdal on Instagram or in an MLB stadium near you soon.