Soccer star Ali Krieger is a veteran of two world cups, and is the fearless force behind the women's US team. Playing defence, Ali has always learned to bring her A-game. Which is exactly what she brought to her latest photoshoot, a bold attitude and nothing else.
The 30 year old went completely naked in this photograph for ESPN The Magazine's Body Issue
. Baring it all wasn't something she even gave a second thought to.
"I'm proud of my body, I'm proud of my sport, I'm proud of being a female athlete," says Ali. "Being naked is just another aspect of that. It's real. It's raw. It's honest."
Ali wasn't the only athletic body on display in the powerful and beautiful pages. Tennis legend Venus Williams showed her skin and NFL player Marshawn Lynch stripped down as well.
"It didn't dawn on me until right when I walked on set that I would have to be without clothes. " Venus told the magazine. "If I would have thought about it before, there may have been a little less of a chance."
The stunning imagery is eye-catching and honest, while the stories are unique and inspiring.
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