ESPN has revealed the athletes featured in their annual Body Issue and after seeing some of our favorite athletes we got a little excited to take it off too, at home though! Dwyane Wade turned the magazine down for seven years because he used to be self conscious. As a child he wouldn’t want to swim without a shirt on! Thankfully, times have changed and we now get to see him in rare form.
Christen Press tells ESPN about her issues of battling insecurity with her body and how she had to learn to enjoy soccer again after she lost the love for it.
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We appreciate The Body Issue because it features both male and female athletes but most important is that it includes athletes with various body types. Let’s face it we don’t all look the same so show us all shapes and sizes.
This issue not only features 12-time NBA all-star Dwyane Wade, and soccer player Christen Press but beach volleyball Olympian April Ross, NFL’s Antonio Brown, Super Bowl MVP and former Dancing with the Stars contestant Von Miller, diving legend Greg Louganis, duathlete Chris Mosier who will make history in the issue, as the first transgender athlete to appear in the magazine’s popular spread, Chicago Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta, Olympic swimmer Nathan Adrian, WNBA star Elena Delle Donne, wrestler Adeline Grey, UFC champion Conor McGregor, and boxer Claressa Shields without a stitch on their skin for the camera.