Whether it has been for publicity, woman empowerment or athletic inspirations, here are the top 15 female athletes that have posed for Playboy. And the shorts were so similar to her skin tone that it almost looked as though she were completely naked from the waste down. However, her second Playboy cover was an even greater joy for wrestlers fans, as she posed with fellow wrestler, Sable, in the special Playboy edition of March 2004. Although Laurer is commonly noticed for her tough, muscular build, she was offered to make an appearance in Playboy two times in 2000 and 2002, where she proved to the world that although she's incredibly strong, the pro-wrestler could pull off a sexy, feminine shoot.
Despite underachieving at the tournament, she still gained a lot of popularity after she posed for Playboy that year. The increase can be attributed to the numerous lucrative endorsements and modelling jobs that come about as a result of doing such shoots. She says that she remembers nothing from her routine because she was too concerned about her dress, yet somehow she still managed to finish in twelfth place overall—not bad considering. She represented the United States at the 2012 Summer Olympics and at Pan-American Cup this year, placing 5th in the latter. The fact is, some people will always be for it and others against it. We have very good suits and they are very tight.
She was initially against posing nude but decided to do it in order to send young girls a message not to starve themselves so they can be skinny. Nebiat Habtemariam This is a strange one. After placing fourth at the 2012 Summer Olympics, she decided to retire, never having fulfilled her dream of earning a medal at the Olympics. She would go on to finish the race in seventh overall.
Her Playboy appearance was shot for a Russian issue of the magazine, where she was not afraid to bare every inch of her body to embrace her feminine side. She was once the recipient of the World Swimmer of the Year award and has amassed a total of 60 medals in major international competitions, 25 of which were gold. She however wasn't forgotten either courtesy of appearing in the Argentinian edition of Playboy in 2006. Some athletes have in fact built successful modelling careers for themselves while still pursuing their profession and even after retirement. Her first appearance in a Playboy magazine, back in 1999, was one of the highest selling issues of all time. Two-time Olympian Nora Hoffmann from Hungary suffered an unfortunate wardrobe malfunction when her partner spun her around, causing her dress to slip down.
Twenty-three athletes dared to bare for the ninth edition, which launched as a digital experience Wednesday; the magazine will be available on newsstands nationwide this Friday. While her undefeated record earned her recognition, her charisma and confidence in her body helped her star grow. She seemed surprisingly unfazed by it and continued the performance with a big smile on her face. She claimed that she'd finally gotten over the insecurity she previously had over having an athletic frame. She also took part in the 2008 European Championships and the 2009 World Judo Championships where she won silver and bronze respectively.
The picture was captured on camera and has been locked away safely in the Internet ever since. 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. Female athletes get more offers to pose nude and even more backlash when they accept compared to their male counterparts. She then adjusted her swimsuit and accidentally revealed her breast to the camera. Before posing for Playboy at the age of 33, Katarina Witt became a six-time European Champion, two-time Olympic Gold Medalist and four-time World Champion for figure skating.
In 2001, Reece posed completely nude for Playboy, to prove that athleticism does not take away the beauty in the female body. Her boxing themed pictorial was released on November, 1999. Along with competing at the Olympics on four separate occasions, where Beard won at total of seven medals, the successful Olympian posed for an issue of Playboy. I come back Thursday, Friday. Natural: Rower Ania Wierzbowska, 24, clutches an oar for a glamorous photo shoot against a backdrop of clear skies for this year's diary 'Normally these basic costs are carried by parents, especially in the early years.
Despite appearing in several of her own workout series and having a body that most women envied more than anything, Kiana Tom was initially hesitant to appear in the Playboy issue, supposedly because she did not feel as if her body was one-hundred percent ready. She competed for the United States Women's National Field Hockey Team at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London and attributes her quick speed to running track in high school where she specifically specialized in sprints. She was thus able to build a modelling career for herself after her retirement. She has since retired from in-ring action, but is married to one of the biggest stars in wrestling, Brock Lesnar. The stunning photos show the stars performing their sports, only this time in their birthday suits.
She stated that she didn't feel as if she was being sexualized for she was only showcasing her body as an athlete and not lying on a bed. Considering the kick-boxer is a model first and athlete second, she has not only graced the covers of the sexiest magazine in the world, but set an example for fellow models wanting to break away. She began surfing at the age of seven and as a child, made an appearance in the 2002 surfer film Blue Crush. She placed 13th in the triple jump and 20th in the long jump at the 2004 Summer Olympics. However, some athletes tend to be recognized more for their photo spreads and less for their talent thus no longer getting respect when it comes to their profession. While some athletes make sure to strategically cover some body parts in their shoots, others gain notoriety when they do not.