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Naked Athletes Featured in Upcoming ESPN Body Issue

Athletes Get Naked For ESPN

There seems to be a lot of nakedness going on in magazine land. First, Glamour had its "Beautiful Bodies Spread," which featured a photo gallery of seven plus-size models in the buff. Now, ESPN is featuring naked athletes in its upcoming "Body Issue," due out on newsstands Oct. 9.

There will be a total of six covers to choose from that include Serena Williams and mixed martial artist Gina Carano, as well as plenty of naked photos of athletes amongst its pages. Some of the notables being featured are Laird Hamilton, Jessica Mendoza, and Christina Kim.

Here are a few preview pics to peek at.

Photo courtesy of ESPN magazine



NBA Player Dwight Howard

Professional Surfer Claire Bevilacqua

Tennis Player Serena Williams

Mixed Martial Artist Gina Carano

NFL Player Adrian Peterson

Join The Conversation
KrisB KrisB 7 years
The woman are more revealing than the men because they allowed themselves to be, you can always say no. Anyways I think the women look great. Healthy women who look completely different and not stick thin will give young girls a great image of healthy beauty.
doogirl doogirl 7 years
Thank you ckal!!! The girls are showing actual skin, and the guys can all go outside dressed the way they are! I hate that!
ckal ckal 7 years
why are the girls naked -- and the guys have clothing on?
tlsgirl tlsgirl 7 years
Amen Chloe Bella! I was so NOT down with the Glamour shoot for the same reason, but this is something I can definitely get behind.
stumbler02 stumbler02 7 years
I kind of have to agree with Anonymous. Serena's pose looks like a pinup pose from a men's's not about showing off her body's muscles, skill, or power. I liked Gina's pose because it showed her in action and highlighted her talent--that's what's sexy. Couldn't they have at least given Serena a tennis racket?
dunnonuttin dunnonuttin 7 years
Gina's body is indeed amazing!!
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
Wow. Gina Carano looks amazing. Love how her core is engaged in that pose. You know who else would look amazing in nude pics? Dancers. Top dancers have a good balance between artistry and athleticism in their movements and poses.
fuzzles fuzzles 7 years
Pleeeeeeeeeease tell me that Nacho Figueras and Ryan Lochte are part of this!!!
chloe-bella chloe-bella 7 years
Agreed - this is awesome! I really was not a fan of the whole Glamour "real women" thing because, frankly, I don't see how being 20 lbs overweight is a huge achievement. It's about time healthy, strong women got some appreciation!
runningesq runningesq 7 years
awesome :) finally, celebrating fit, strong women and not women that look like 12 yr old boysq
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