Soccer star Hope Solo will be posing nude in ESPN The Magazine’s 2011 Body Issue. Do you think Hope will give her Dancing With the Stars partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy a free copy or will he have to buy it himself? You know someone on the Season 13 set will post Hope’s pics in their dressing room.
More than 20 athletes are posing in the “Bodies We Want” section of the Body Issue — which hits newsstands Friday, October 7 — including speedskater Apolo Ohno (DWTS Season 4 winner), IndyCar racer Helio Castroneves (DWTS Season 5 winner) and snowboarder Louie Vito (DWTS Season 9).
The third annual issue is meant as an "exploration and celebration of the athletic form." Hope posed nude for the shoot back in August but like all the athletes, her private parts are being strategically covered. She wasn’t supposed to tell anyone she was posing but — like the time she tweeted Maks and accidentally “spoiled” herself as a DWTS contestant — she spoke too soon.
According to ESPN The Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief Chad Millman, Hope accidenitally tweeted out that she would be posing nude before learning that the magazine wanted to keep everyone under wraps. D’oh! Well, Hope does like to put it all out there. But how can we get Maks to pose in this next year? Dancers are athletes too, you know!