For her, athletes doing nude magazine covers is about and strength in sports while also using it as an expression of who they are. The sad part, however, is that even though she boldly became the face of Playboy in 2004, she couldn’t make it to the summer Olympic Games that year. Maria Kanellis.
Dec 12, 2015 · 9 Haley Cope. via Olgmpic. Some female athletes have credited Amanda Beard for giving them the to pose nude. However, she wasn't the first swimmer to appear on Playboy as Haley Cope had already set the pace in 2004. The shoot was in line with her profession as it took place beside a pool.