There’s something about David Beckham’s new ELLE UK cover that makes us want to go all Tiger Beat and tape it to our wall. The magazine made him the first guy to grace a cover solo in honor of the upcoming 2012 Olympics, which will be held in London. The July issue features the sopping wet soccer star in all his shirtless glory.

“David Beckham is a national hero,” says ELLE Editor in Chief Lorraine Candy. She predicts the issue will become a collector’s item, which means we’ll need two copies: one for our bedroom wall and one to pass on to our children.

Source: ELLE UK

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