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Olympic bronze medalist Danell Leyva is basking in the stardom he's earned with his outstanding performance in gymnastics at the Summer Games in London.

His towel has also become a celebrity in its own right.

The 20-year-old Leyva won the medal in the men's gymnastics all-around final last night, with his blue and gray towel playing a key supporting role.

Between events, Leyva is often seen with his trademark towel on his shoulders; sometimes he also wraps it around his head to block out distractions.

Danell Leyva, Towel

After Leyva won the bronze, he talked about his struggles on pommel horse, his brilliance on the high bar, and his hopes of competing in the 2016 Olympics.

He was also asked about his lucky charm.

With 10,000-plus Twitter followers, @leyvastowel clearly has a fan base. "It's crazy," said Leyva, who isn't sure who owns the account. "But it's kinda cool."

The decidedly non-flashy towel is, in some ways, emblematic of Danell Leyva's humble beginnings - and has been with him for more than five years.

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U.S. gymnast Danell Leyva is making headlines this week, and not for his performance in the London Olympics, but for his antics with an iPhone.

Deadspin claims a woman came forward and asked if she could "submit some risque photos of Danell Leyva," asking for nothing in return. Why?

She says she had "some in underwear and some nudes" of the Miami native, who she says "sorta played" her on a promised photo exchange.

What that means is an open question, but here's one:

Danell Leyva Photo

NOTE: The rest of the Danell Leyva photos are more NSFW.

Before long, the woman the images to the sports/gossip site, adding that he has "done this to other women" as well, and potentially teasing more to come.

Whether she leaks more or they're any racier than the first batch remains to be seen, but if this is any indication, she is not a fan of Danell Leyva. At all.

Check out more of the risque shots - along with two others from ESPN the Magazine's Body Issue, which also featured Hope Solo nude - after the jump:

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