…under the right circumstances, that is. Skiing magazine recently asked people to help them think up a question for an interview with Roz. She just took home the bronze medal in the X Games superpipe last weekend, and the interview had to be perfect. The winning question? Will Roz pose naked for a men’s magazine? Congrats to the author of that question, who received a pair of Kombi’s Roz G gloves.
So, will she do it? Here was her response:
“This was my favourite question, because I’ve never been asked it but I’ve thought about it since I attended a conference in the fall of 2008 (sponsored by SheJumps and the Stone Clinic). One of the seminars was ‘The Sexy Question: good or bad idea for female athletes?’ The main speakers were Marla Streb (pro mountain biker)and Gretchen Bleiler’s (pro snowboarder) agent. Marla spoke of her amazingly powerful nude photo on her bike that appeared on the cover of Outside magazine. She insisted that there be no photo corrections or airbrushing as she wanted it to be 100 percent her—she said she earned every scar and her powerful leg muscles. She has never looked back on her decision to appear naked. Gretchen, on the other hand, has had nude photos appear in magazines that aren’t indicative of her personality or her strength as an athlete and therefore, apparently, she’s regretted them. Both women agreed that nude photos, in the right situation and at the right point in your athletic career could be a beautiful thing. Following that advice, with the right photographer with the right magazine with the right concept, I would do it.”
Quick! Someone find the right photographer, the right magazine and the right concept!!