United States WWE superstar and former women's champion and actress Ronda Rousey posed nude and covered in just body paint for Swimsuit Illustrated magazine. American alpine skiist Lindsey Vonn appeared in nothing but body paint for Sports Illustrated magazine. Radwanska was excluded from a Catholic movement in Poland following her dare bare act. Hope Solo, the controversial American soccer player, also posed in the nude for a sports magazine.
The matter of athletes posing nude has always been a polarizing subject. Some are of the opinion that this only serves to sexualize them thus taking away from their talents and achievements in their respective sports. However, some believe that this is a way to empower others to be comfortable in their own skin and let go of their insecurities by appreciating themselves as they are. The fact is, some people will always be for it and others against it. Regardless of people's opinions, there has been an increasing number of athletes who are willing to pose nude. The increase can be attributed to the numerous lucrative endorsements and modelling jobs that come about as a result of doing such shoots. Some athletes have in fact built successful modelling careers for themselves while still pursuing their profession and even after retirement.
It is truly amazing what hard work and discipline can do to the body, so let us all take a moment to marvel at these very fine specimens. The muscles these athletes develop blow my mind! What a beautiful group of portraits in the nude, for the most part. The photography on Khatuna was my favorite, visually….
THE face of America's gold medal-winning gymnastic team at the London Olympics has revealed graphic new details of the abuse she suffered at the hands of a team doctor. McKayla Maroney's letters to the judge presiding over Dr. Larry Nassar's case, coupled with her mum's, detail years of sexual abuse that changed the woman she's become. McKayla and Erin Maroney sent in the eye-opening letters for the judge to read in private, instead of McKayla making her planned appearance in the Grand Rapids, Michigan courtroom to testify against Nassar, the former USA gymnastics doctor she says abused her under the guise of medical treatment for six years. At times, I was unsure whether I would open her bedroom door and find her dead.