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ESPN’s Body Issue: Strong Is the New Sexy 
ESPN The Magazine's third annual Body Issue is out on newsstands and it features 22 athletes posing nude, with  their private bits strategically covered. We love The Body Issue not  only because it showcases the physiques of some of the fittest athletes  in sports, but also because a few of its subjects have a powerful  message: Strong is the new sexy.   As snowboarder and cover girl Gretchen Bleiler told USA Today,  "This is not about being sexy but about being strong and powerful and  showing girls it’s OK to have muscles. …And that strength and power is  beautiful." Amen to that.
Other female athletes featured in The Body Issue include soccer goalie Hope Solo, gymnast Alicia Sacramone, WNBA player Sylvia Fowles, surfer Stephanie Gilmore, sprinter Natasha Hastings, golfer Belen Mozo, and roller derby skater Suzy Hotrod.
photo: Francesco Carrozzini/ESPN The Magazine

ESPN’s Body Issue: Strong Is the New Sexy

ESPN The Magazine's third annual Body Issue is out on newsstands and it features 22 athletes posing nude, with their private bits strategically covered. We love The Body Issue not only because it showcases the physiques of some of the fittest athletes in sports, but also because a few of its subjects have a powerful message: Strong is the new sexy.

As snowboarder and cover girl Gretchen Bleiler told USA Today, "This is not about being sexy but about being strong and powerful and showing girls it’s OK to have muscles. …And that strength and power is beautiful." Amen to that.

Other female athletes featured in The Body Issue include soccer goalie Hope Solo, gymnast Alicia Sacramone, WNBA player Sylvia Fowles, surfer Stephanie Gilmore, sprinter Natasha Hastings, golfer Belen Mozo, and roller derby skater Suzy Hotrod.

photo: Francesco Carrozzini/ESPN The Magazine