If you could pick any job, what would your dream job be? There is no shame in this. Every guy out there at some point wished he could be Hef. This is a man who became the paramount example of someone who made a living working with beautiful women. Aside from that, all you need to do is take a look at his unbelievable list of girlfriends. Any man who enjoys the company women will agree that Hef is one of the luckiest bastards ever to live. Now, while he had the opportunity to live and interact with supermodels and actresses and so on, there is one particular profession that has consistently been featured as one of the most popular choices among readers of his magazine. Because when we are talking about Playboy, we can never leave out professional athletes from the discussion of the highest profile magazines Hef ever put on the stands. One big reason behind it is that more than just the beautiful woman on the cover, readers and sports fans also see the talented athlete behind the cover. And, in honor of these beautiful and talented athletes, we have separated a list with 15 female athletes you forgot posed for Hugh Hefner.
9. Katarina Witt
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The matter of athletes posing nude has always been a polarizing subject. Some are of the opinion that this only serves to sexualize them thus taking away from their talents and achievements in their respective sports. However, some believe that this is a way to empower others to be comfortable in their own skin and let go of their insecurities by appreciating themselves as they are. The fact is, some people will always be for it and others against it. Regardless of people's opinions, there has been an increasing number of athletes who are willing to pose nude. The increase can be attributed to the numerous lucrative endorsements and modelling jobs that come about as a result of doing such shoots. Some athletes have in fact built successful modelling careers for themselves while still pursuing their profession and even after retirement. However, some athletes tend to be recognized more for their photo spreads and less for their talent thus no longer getting respect when it comes to their profession.
10. Amy Acuff
Sex helps sell sports. But when the topic of sex leaves the world of racy beer commercials and sideline cheerleaders, to touch the lives of individual women pursuing their sporting dreams, things get a little more personal and the debate gets a good deal more fierce. Enter the Canadian women's rugby team, one of the world's very best. Shortly after the introduction of Rugby Sevens to the summer Olympics was announced, beginning with the games in Rio de Janerio, Brazil, Canada's women's team decided to pose for an annual calendar to help raise funds and promote awareness of their cause. The website the team has organized to help market the calendar describes the photos as "tastefully nude. That the Canadians have a legitimate shot at winning an Olympic medal in is not in dispute.
Katarina Witt, one of the greatest Olympic figure skaters, was the first female athlete to pose naked for Playboy. The December issue featuring her nude photographs was the second ever sold-out issue of the magazine. Some do it for the money and fame, some do it for a good cause, while other athletes do it because they are simply proud of showing their perfectly sculpted bodies. Whether posing nude is damaging or not for female athletes, is still a hot debate. Charlene Weaving states?