Abby Wambach is Naked in This Video

Brittani’s Team Pick:

Annually, ESPN Magazine does a “Body Issue” to celebrate the bodies of athletes or whatever reason they come up with for taking pictures of people naked. Every year until this one Abby Wambach (of the USWNT) was not in that issue. This year she is and ESPN has graciously provided video. This is the moment you’ve been waiting for. The magazine hits stands Friday.

“I would be lying if I told you that I wasn’t a little bit skeptical of showing my body to the world. But for the most part, I’ve always been confident in the way my body looks just because I’ve always been comfortable in my skin.”

Also featured in the issue are Candace Parker, Carmelita Jeter, Anna Tunnicliffe, Daniela Hantuchova, Oksana Masters, Maya Gabiera, Suzann Pettersen, Ronda Rousey, and some dudes. Also, these women from the U.S. Volleyball Team.

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Brittani Nichols is a Los Angeles based comedy person. When she's not tweeting about white people or watching television, she's probably eating pizza. Actually, she's probably doing all three of those things concurrently and when she's not doing THAT, she's sleeping. Brittani also went to Yale and feels weird about mentioning it but wants you to know.

Brittani has written 328 articles for us.


  1. brittani, i could want nothing more from you, this is all i could ever want and need.

    also, when she said once you know people it’s like a locker room environment all i could think about was the USWNT locker room and what a wonderland that must be. i’m still dead from the thought.

  2. Currently watching the video and switching out the word “body” for “lesboliciousness”.
    As in…
    “I want the world to know that I’m proud of my lesboliciousness.”

    [+10 maturity points]

  3. WOW!, I would love to get my hands on this Body.. Issue.
    However chances are that it will not be on sale in Europe and asking my uncle to buy it for me would be a bit awkward.. “Hey could you get me that ESPN Magazine with photographs of naked women?”

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