Gary Player to pose nude

2013-06-28 00:00

GOLF legend Gary Player (77), also known as the Black Knight, will soon be seen nude, but still modest.

CBS Sports reported that Player will pose in the nude in ESPN The Magazine’s Body Issue for 2013. The magazine will appear on July 12.

For the photo session, sport celebrities must pose in the nude, but can avoid full frontal nakedness by cupping the necessary bits with their hands. ESPN states that the nude photo sesssions aim to celebrate the human body and encourage the public to follow a healthy lifesyle.

Player told his Twitter audience he had a lifelong commitment to being healthy and fit, and would be proud to feature in the edition.

“I know I’m no Olympic athlete but have worked hard to look after myself. Hopefully @ESPNMag Body Issue will inspire others to do the same.”

He also tweeted that he was “at first hesitant, but @ESPNmag’s Body Issue celebrates the human body. No matter what your age, we should all look after ourselves!” and that “after a lifetime dedicated to health & fitness I’m chuffed to be in @ESPNmag’s Body Issue to hopefully inspire others to workout & live well”.

Player is the oldest person and only South African to appear.

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