Hope Solo Poses Nude For ESPN Magazine Body Issue!
Olympic gold medalist and American soccer goalkeeper, Hope Solo posed naked for ESPN The Magazine's Body Issue. This 30 year old Dancing With The Stars (DWTS) Season 13 contestant shows of her strong body along with 22 other star athletes in the magazine's third-annual Body Issue.
This 5'9", 150-lb. athlete said that she found entire experience of posing naked, rather 'liberating'. But when asked why she agreed to do a nude photoshoot, Hope Solo replied on a rather serious note by saying, "But my entire purpose is trying to be the best, and if that exudes beauty too … it means the image of the typical female body type is finally evolving." But she does not like to be typecast as a 'sexy' woman , "I still don't buy the idea that I'm a sex symbol," she said.
In an interview with the Us Weekly magazine, the magicJack lady said, "I don't really [have to] get red carpet ready because, you know, this is my profession. Being responsible and taking care of your body is truly how you make your paycheck, how you excel and succeed in your lifelong goals, so for me it's just an everyday lifestyle."
Hope Solo is definitely the fittest contestant on the current season of DWTS and she does not worry a thing about her diet. "I burn so many calories when I work out that I don't really count calories or necessarily try and stay away from anything," she continued, "But when you do workout, you crave healthier foods, so I think the more you work out, the better you naturally want to be to your body. Being a strong female athlete is what I take pride in.” We realize that it is a matter of pride for her when she said, "I do not have a weight trainer or a nutritionist. I'm 30 years old, so I sort of know what my body needs and how I get energy."
Growing up, Hope Solo too had body image issues. "Growing up, I felt insecure about my build, guys would say, 'Look at those muscles! You can kick my ass!' I didn't feel feminine. But that's changed in the last four years." It is a pity that a lot of guys are goof-balls, but by posing in the nude, she hopes to send out a positive message to all the women athletes out there to be proud of their bodies.
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