Hurdler Lolo Jones Poses Nude For ESPN’s “Body Issue”

October 9th, 2009 - 2:08 am ICT by GD  

By Madhuri Dey
lolo-topperOct 8, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Olympic hurdler of Des Moines, Lolo Jones posed nude for Body Issue of ESPN’s The Magazine. The magazine would hit the stand on Friday and Lolo Jones is really nervous about the reaction of people though she was happy with the photo shoot. Picture of Lolo Jones will be the part of section named as “Bodies We Want”.

In her statement to Keith Murphy, Jones stated that she was extremely concerned about giving nude pose. She also stated that at the initial stages she was against posing nude. Later, she changed her mind and decided to give a nude pose for tasteful picture. With the picture she wanted to bear message for young girls that they do not need to starve themselves and become skinny. 5 feet 9 inch athlete, Jones stated that she has fluctuations of weight which some time reaches 160 pounds. She is aware that people might get surprised by this figure. However, the weight that Lolo Jones comprises her muscle weight and she does not have any fat in the body.

Lolo Jones in her statements mentioned that the photograph was not having any kind of airbrushing. She has received an athletic shape after making great efforts and is proud of her figure. It was also stated by her that people can get to see the scars that she has on her legs by hitting hurdles for years.

Other than Lolo Jones, Shawn Johnson of Wes Des Moines had also posed for picture. However, there is no involvement of nudity in the picture of Johnson. From Serena Williams, the tennis star to Carl Edwards of NASCAR, over eighty athletes had posed for the magazine recently.

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