Photography as an occupation could lead you to working at Walmart, but then again, you never know what could happen with a camera in your hand. Honestly, whose dream job wasn’t to become a photographer for Playboy Magazine? Any guy would be jealous of the lifestyle Hefner got to enjoy, and just getting a piece of that lifestyle is all anyone could ask.
In honor of Hugh, we came across some Playboy Magazine covers with athletes you likely forgot went full-frontal on the cover.
Brock Lesnar Is One Lucky Dude
One of the most “entertaining” wrestlers to watch, Sable is the perfect example of a blonde bombshell. Sable was the first WWE Diva to pose nude for the magazine, a tradition that would be carried on by a few notable Divas. Brock Lesnar’s wife even returned to the magazine cover on two more occasions. Hell, it’d be cool if she returned for a fourth appearance too.
The Knockout Cover
She is known as “The Knockout”, all for good reasons. Mia St. John earned a reputation as one of the most formidable fighters in women’s boxing. Needless to say, St. John wanted to show people that she was a feminine woman as well as a professional athlete., sporting a record of 47-12-2.
Legend In The Pool
Amanda Beard earned herself two gold medals, four silver medals, and one bronze. The coveted Olympian set the world record for the 200-meter breaststroke… twice! She was only fourteen when she made her first Olympic appearance at the 1996 Summer Games, but Beard was a legend in the pool — after all, legends do deserve to be on the Playboy cover, right?
The cover girl of Hef’s April 2008 cover sure had the power to sell a butt load of copies. Maria is a former TNA Knockouts Champion and was one of the top 50 female wrestlers by Pro Wrestling Illustrated the same year she posed for Playboy. She also has a long resume of film television appearances, including The Opposite Sex, Project Runaway, and The Celebrity Apprentice.