LAST night saw Australian women in sport celebrated and acknowledged for their achievements at the annual awards at Establishment. Sally Pearson took out the main award of the evening for her m Hurdles effort at Glasgow this year, her second honour in the space of a week. Les Hill goes to US only to find a job in Australia. The Veronicas twins Lisa and Jessica Origliasso have a fight. So while all of our best female sports stars swapped running shorts for gorgeous dresses there were three ladies in particular that drew attention away from what the awards were about.
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United States WWE superstar and former women's champion and actress Ronda Rousey posed nude and covered in just body paint for Swimsuit Illustrated magazine. American alpine skiist Lindsey Vonn appeared in nothing but body paint for Sports Illustrated magazine. Radwanska was excluded from a Catholic movement in Poland following her dare bare act. Hope Solo, the controversial American soccer player, also posed in the nude for a sports magazine. German figure skater and world champion Katarina Witt bared it all for Playboy in The issue was a sold out one. US Olympic swimmer Amanda Beard posed in the buff for an anti-fur ad campaign.
It's been 20 years since the 1999 Matildas posed nude. What's changed?
This project is about the words. The models are of all different sizes, shapes, and ages, but they all have on thing in common: they want to share the truth about the pressure they feel from society to fit the norm. I was thrilled to read that the models actually got to go through the images with the photographer after the shoot and participate in choosing the final shots.
It's been 20 years since the Matildas team of took off their clothes and stood in front of a camera. The images were printed in a calendar and thousands of copies were sold around the world. It captured global attention and triggered a fierce debate about feminism, body image and the path to equality for women's sport.