Monday, 17 October 2011
In the anticipated ESPN Body Issue, there will be many photos of Hope Solo, showing off her athletic and fit physique. Hope Solo is a current soccer star and a Dancing With the Starts contestant.
Oh, and she will be nude.
However, Hope Solo distinguishes herself from other models on in sports magazines: this isn't about her "selling sex," it was about her selling a "healthy form of beauty, a real one that we can relate to."
Hope told ESPN during shooting:
I don't take it serious being a sex symbol at all. I'm an athlete, that's what I am.
I can't help but wonder if is she treated differently just because she has a different physique. If she were to have a model figure, and stripped down naked, would there be an uproar among the audience?
What do you think?