ESPN The Magazine: Body Issue 2012 [Photos and Video]
MAN, it’s that time of year again! Yes, it’s time for ESPN The Magazine’s Body Issue…our sneak peek at a select few athletes in ALL their glory. This year’s issue features many unknown athletes, but who cares. Hot bodies are hot bodies, right?
From Candace Parker showing off her post-baby body to Tyson Chandler’s butt cheeks (for the ladies), the fourth annual ESPN The Magazine Body Issue is sure NOT to disappoint.
Ronda Rousey, MMA
“I want to show how much work we put into our sport.”
Tyson Chandler, NBA
“The Body Issue’ is a chance for the ‘average person’ take a good look at athletes bodies and why we are able to do the things we do…. I think a lot of people are curious about it… I wanted people to look at my body and see why I’m able to do the things I do on the court. Also, it’s a very artistic shoot, and seeing that in past issues made me want to do it.”
Candace Parker, WNBA
“The last time I was on the cover [in 2009], I was pregnant, so it’s nice to see the body transform.”
VIDEO:Go behind the scenes for the making of ESPN The Magazine’s Body Issue with WNBA Player Candace Parker
Rob Gronkowski, NFL
“My favorite NBA player, Blake Griffin, was in it, so I thought it would be a cool thing to do.”
Maya Gabeira, Surfer
“Most women are afraid of being too strong.”
The 2012 edition of ESPN The Magazine’s The Body Issue will hit stand on July 13.