Mexican-American boxer Marlen Esparza posed nude for ESPN’s 2013 Body Issue.
The 23-year-old Olympic medalist joined other first class athletes like: Kerri Walsh, Matt Harvey, and Colin Kaepernick. The issue pays homage to the athletes’ toned bodies and the word behind their sculpted figures.
“[My first reaction was] no, not my beat not my style, but I saw the issues and I saw the website and it wasn’t raunchy it was athletes,” Esparza told ESPN in the behind-the scenes video for the Body Issue. (Check Out The Video Above)
In the past, Marlen has been the face of big name brands and beauty products. The Bronze medalist also appeared in a PETA poster against animal cruelty.
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— ESPN The Magazine (@ESPNMag) July 9, 2013
ESPN’s 2013 Body Issue will go on sale on July 12. Check out more behind-the scenes videos of its athletes’ bare-all photo shoots below.