A teaser trailer has been released Megan Rapinoe, showing a quick glimpse of her naked shoot. Rapinoe is among many other athletes, who will be baring it all for ESPN’s annual Body Issue.
The sixth annual edition of ESPN The Magazine’s The Body Issue will feature 22 other athletes who all pose nude, including five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams, 18-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps, Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch, Texas Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder and Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka.
We somehow manage to raise the bar each year. This year’s collection of exceptional athletes and stunning photography showcases an array of sports and body types. It inhabits our mission to pay tribute to these athletes’ bodies and all they are capable of.”
Chad Millman, Editor in Chief – ESPN The Magazine and ESPN.com
Megan Rapinoe gained her first foray into the public spotlight following her stellar performance as a midfielder on the U.S Women’s National Footbal Team silver medal effort at the 2011 World Cup.
Following the tournament, Rapinoe revealed her relationship with a fellow female soccer player to Out magazine. Her courage and advocacy for gay rights earned her a board of directors award from the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center.
The ESPN The Magazine’s The Body Issue will hit the newsstands July 11, is ESPN The Magazine’s annual celebration of the athletic form.