So the news came out last week the USA’s Alicia Sacramone had posed nude for ESPN Magazines upcoming “The Body Issue”. Some were shocked and in awe whilst most others supported Alicia assuming that it would be a tasteful shoot. That’s exactly what it was, a tasteful shoot. The picture taken by Francesco Carrozzini features Alicia in her well known beam pose altered into a stag. ***Scrolling down will reveal the nude photographs***
Alicia’s normal beam pose:
Alicia’s ESPN Magazine beam pose:
The 23 year old was also interviewed as part of the shoot. When asked why she decided to pose for The Body Issue she replied:
It’s a huge honor and a cool opportunity. I wanted to show that you don’t need to be 13 or 14 years old to be a gymnast. You can be older and still have good results.
When I first got the offer I was a little nervous. But then I thought, “You’ve worn a leotard in front of a billion people; this isn’t that different.” Plus, I work out really hard and I’m proud of my body.
Read the full transcript of this short interview here and a video features at the end of the page with some behind the scenes clips. A picture of Alicia also features in the “body issues outtakes gallery” on the right of the page.
Congratulations Alicia. Much more classy than Svetlana Khorkina’s naked posing!