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ESPN Body Issue 2015 Features 24 Ripped Athletes Au Naturel

By    |   Tuesday, 07 Jul 2015 10:50 AM

ESPN unveiled all six covers for its 2015 body issue this week, which features nude athletes practicing their sports.

"Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper is joined by Olympians Amanda Bingson and Chantae McMillan, Cleveland Cavaliers’ Kevin Love, 12-time Olympic medalist Natalie Coughlin, and New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham, Jr.," USA Today reported Monday.

 


The sports conglomerate took particular care in highlighting World Cup champion Ali Krieger for the internal spreads, who talked about having a positive body image.

"It’s important to show your vulnerabilities. I’m proud of my body, I’m proud of my sport, I’m proud of being a female athlete. Being naked is just another aspect of that. It’s real. It’s raw. It’s honest," she said.

Ahead of the announcement, the magazine's editor in chief, Chad Millman, told ABC News, "We have 10 possible covers. We’ll choose six covers, and we’ll be upset about all the ones that we don’t get to choose."

"We have a lot of athletes who come to us and say, ‘we’re dying to be in the Body Issue,' which is a great thing, a great position to be in," said Deputy Editor Neely Lohmann. "You would always like to get your Lebron, people like Venus Williams, who is someone I always wanted and she did it last year."

In total, 24 athletes stripped down for the 2015 issue. ESPN has put of the annual issue since 2009.

 


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