The biggest stars in athletics stripped naked for ‘ESPN The Magazine”s annual ‘Body’ issue, and while Venus Williams and Michael Phelps also featured, everybody is talking about Prince Fielder’s photo shoot!
ESPN The Magazine‘s annual “Body” issue was released July 8, and everyone is talking about the cover! With his 5’11”, 275-pound frame, Texas Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder is not your conventional nude model, and we applaud not only his bravery but ESPN’s for including him among more typical choices like Michael Phelps and Venus Williams. Read on for more and check out our gallery of all the hottest athletes who have also stripped down!
Prince Fielder Naked In ‘ESPN: The Magazine”s ‘Body’ Issue, Along With Venus Williams And Michael Phelps
Prince is not the only unconventional choice that the mag has made — in the past, they’ve also featured in their “Body” issue 78-year-old golfer Gary Player, and then-heavily pregnant volleyball player Kerri Walsh Jennings.
The Texas Rangers first baseman has long received criticism for his weight, being one of the larger players in the MLB; however, his photo shoot proves that there’s nothing to be ashamed of.
Prince Fielder: ‘Just Because You’re Big Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Be An Athlete’
Furthermore, he is an all-star player, despite currently suffering an injury, and haters can hate all they want — he makes $24 million annually, until 2020.
In late June, Prince anticipated what people would say about him being in the “Body” issue, and told ESPN:
“A lot of people probably think I’m not athletic or don’t even try to work out or whatever, but I do. Just because you’re big doesn’t mean you can’t be an athlete. And just because you work out doesn’t mean you’re going to have a 12-pack. I work out to make sure I can do my job to the best of my ability. Other than that, I’m not going up there trying to be a fitness model.”
So, HollywoodLifers, what do you think about Prince’s photo shoot in the “Body” issue? Is it inspiring, or not so much? Check out the rest of the pics in the gallery above!
— Amanda Michelle Steiner