It is truly amazing what hard work and discipline can do to the body, so let us all take a moment to marvel at these very fine specimens. The muscles these athletes develop blow my mind! What a beautiful group of portraits in the nude, for the most part. The photography on Khatuna was my favorite, visually…. Makes clear that even healthy people have different physiques, which helps deflate a lot of the body image BS out there. THIS is beauty. The sheer amount of full body conditioning is inspiring. Search Search for: Search. Todd Clever — Rugby. She needs to blow that up as large as possible and hang it on the wall!!
2. Katarina Witt
Katarina Witt, one of the greatest Olympic figure skaters, was the first female athlete to pose naked for Playboy. The December issue featuring her nude photographs was the second ever sold-out issue of the magazine. Some do it for the money and fame, some do it for a good cause, while other athletes do it because they are simply proud of showing their perfectly sculpted bodies. Whether posing nude is damaging or not for female athletes, is still a hot debate. Charlene Weaving states? By the way, did you know that ancient Olympians competed nude? A remarkable athlete and fascinating person, Katarina Witt is considered to be one of the greatest figure skaters of all time.
10. Amy Acuff
There were five kind of women when it came to appearing in the pages of Playboy magazine, back before they stopped running pictures of naked women. First, there were the ones that would never be asked. After that, you had ones who thought it would do harm for their career, but had no issue with the nudity. Finally, there were the ones who simply said yes. Once Playboy decided it was losing money to the Internet, the strategy to stop running nude photos was put into place and celebrities - including athletes - were left with one less place to make a quick buck and keep their name out in the mainstream. Plenty of athletes grabbed their chance when they had it.
This perhaps is the major reason why they are free to do pretty much everything they like. This includes appearing on magazine covers and photoshoots, naked or scantily clad. Athletes all over the world since time immemorial have been appearing on the cover of Playboy magazine for a variety of reasons. Some want to earn quick bucks, while others do it for fame.