I felt she would have been proud of her son. I had glasses, I had a ducktail, my mom would dress me funny. It shows how different each body must be for any given sport. I challenged myself to do something I never thought I would do, and I am extremely happy with how it turned out. It's not just muscles that have to be camera-ready during a Body Issue shoot.
Amber. Age: 21.
When I'm tired and don't want to practice or fence anymore, I think of my competitors and what they are doing in their practice.
Destiny. Age: 26.
Body Issue 2016: Behind the Scenes
But all of that really means nothing in there. There's a genetic skeleton outline to what it is, and through swimming I have sculpted it to be very functional and workable in the water. Some people are fierce, some people have a really hyper strain in their face when they are playing great. Well, I had to think about that. Best of Freeskiing: X Games Aspen I was good at sports, but I was a geek. Training to become the top-ranked surfer in the world isn't exactly a day at the beach, but American surfer Courtney Conlogue made time to pose for the Body Issue.