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Brent Kelley

LPGA Rookie Belen Mozo Appearing in ESPN Magazine's 'Body' Issue

By September 29, 2011

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For the third straight year, ESPN the Magazine's "Body" issue will include a professional golfer. In the 2011 edition, which hits newsstands on Oct. 7, LPGA Tour rookie Belen Mozo (photo gallery) is the one appearing nude on the pages of the magazine.

Well, "unclothed" is a better word than "nude," because the athletes pictured in the "Body" issue have their ... uh ... naughty bits strategically covered. A draped arm here, a well-placed prop there, a sly camera angle, and nobody's privates are on display for the world to see.

On her Facebook fan page, Mozo said of appearing in the magazine: "It's an honor to represent all golfers, and show the world that we are elite athletes who push ourselves both mentally and physically to be the best we can be!"

Mozo is the fifth golfer in the three years of the existence of the "Body" issue to appear in the edition. In 2009, Christina Kim, Anna Grzebien and Sandra Gal posed on and around a golf cart. In 2010, Camilo Villegas assumed his "Spiderman pose."

I wonder if Sports Illustrated noticed earlier this year when Paula Creamer, on her Twitter page, said she'd consider posing for its swimsuit issue if asked ...

Photo gallery:
Belen Mozo glamour shots

Update: ESPN.com has posted a short video clip, a behind-the-scenes of Mozo's "Body" shoot that includes Mozo in an au naturel setting (no full nudity, but caution is advised if you are reading this at work).

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