Tomás Valdemar Hintnaus
|Pan American Games|
|Bronze||1983 Caracas||Pole vault|
|Olympic Boycott Games|
|Gold||1980 Philadelphia||Pole vault|
He is a son of Czech immigrants, Lubomir and Marianne, who moved to the United States from Czechoslovakia in 1960. His parents escaped from their home country to West Germany, but were unable to emigrate directly to the United States. As an intermediate stop, they moved first to Brazil, where Tom was born. They moved to the United States when he was two.
Hintnaus attended the now closed Aviation High School in Redondo Beach, California. He won the CIF California State Meet in 1976. As an American citizen he qualified first in the 1980 United States Olympic Trials. He won pole vault at the Olympic Boycott Games, but following the 1980 US Olympic boycott Hintnaus became estranged and represented Brazil instead, from 1983.
Hintnaus is also known as the first model in the underwear advertising campaign of designer Calvin Klein. The photograph by Bruce Weber of a well-muscled young man in white briefs, leaning against a thickly white-washed chimney on Santorini Island in Greece, became the iconic image of "male as sex object" in the 1980s. American Photographer magazine named the photo as one of “10 Pictures That Changed America.”
Featured as assassin Dante Barkov in the Hawaii 5-0 Episode Ha’uoli Lā Ho’omaika’i 
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- "10 Pictures that Changed America". American Photographer. January 1989. pp. 30–36. Retrieved 7 May 2013.
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