One of Iowa’s most famous athletes debated her clothes-not-optional involvement in ESPN The Magazine’s “Body Issue,” which is set to hit newsstands on Friday.
Lolo Jones, an Olympic hurdler from Des Moines, is proud of the sweat and effort that led to her world-class, athletic shape.
Jones worries, however, about how the project, which includes a range of birthday-suit-wearing athletes, will reflect on her. What’s too much nudity? What are the right and wrong kinds of nudity?
“(Sunglasses maker and sponsor) Oakley actually contacted me about it. They asked me if I’d be interested in doing something like that,” Jones said. “Pose naked? No way. I’m a very strong Christian. That’s against my morals.”
“I wasn’t comfortable,” Jones, 27, said of the photo shoot inside a building in New Orleans famous French Quarter district. “Posing naked — I don’t even like being naked at the doctor’s office.”…Read More