The soccer-star, underwear designer/model and all-around style icon can now add history-making cover model to his fashionable resume. Last week, Beckham made history when posing before the lens for his cover shoot for the British Elle July Issue in Los Angeles; marking the first time in which a male will appear solo for a women’s glossy magazine.
It comes as no surprise that the British magazine and star have partnered for the milestone in fashion magazine and editorial history. 2012 marks an exciting time for the nation as all eyes will be on the city of London as it hosts the 30th Summer Olympic Games. Beckham, the true embodiment of UK style stardom and athleticism, seems quite the natural choice for the groundbreaking issue.
Elle UK Editor-In-Chief Lorraine Candy released the statement adding, “ David Beckham is a national hero, so we saw an opportunity to shoot a celebratory cover to support a historical and patriotic year...He is an icon and ELLE is known for featuring icons on its cover. This is a first for us on the newsstand and I believe he is loved by men and women alike.”
The 36-year-old Beckham has had plenty of experience flexing his muscles, both on the soccer field and in front of cameras, appearing on the covers of Vanity Fair, GQ, Arena, various editions of Men's Health, Wall Street Journal Magazine, and even W magazine with wife Victoria, to name a few. The former Manchester United and LA Galaxy star has also been featured in Emporio Armani and recently H&M underwear campaigns, but this issue, set to appear on newsstands May 30th will mark the first time in which a male will appear solo for a women's magazine cover.
To celebrate this exciting time for us here at Glam Damn It people everywhere, we've compiled a slideshow below of Beckham's most memorable covers. Enjoy!