Last month it was first announced that David Beckham had been selected as the first man to EVER grace the cover of British Elle magazine. A few weeks ago, we got our first look at Becks‘s Elle photospread when the magazine released a teaser video clip from the shoot. Today, at long last, we get our first look at David Beckham‘s revolutionary coverphoto. Elle couldn’t have selected a more appropriate male specimen to feature on their cover. Check out the photo below.
The footballer, father of four and national heartthrob graces ELLE’s July 2012 cover in a first for the magazine. There are more delectable photos of Becks inside the issue, along with an interview that shows that even globally obsessed-over stars can get a bit bashful over all the fuss. ‘How would I sum myself up? I don’t know, I prefer other people to do that,’ he says. ‘Erm… a little bit shy.’ ELLE made publishing history by deciding to feature Beckham as our first solo male cover star in anticipation of the 2012 Olympic games. ‘David Beckham is a national hero,’ ELLE Editor in Chief Lorraine Candy said. ‘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. Anyway, who doesn’t want to see a picture of one of the world’s most handsome men on the front cover of a magazine? It will be a collector’s issue.’ We’re sure you’ll agree.
LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT! I mean, if Elle magazine is going to feature a man, why not select one of if not THE most fashionable man in the world? David Beckham is no stranger to magazine shoots so, yeah, he was the natural choice. England has a lot of pride going on these days … first, they’re celebrating Queen Elizabeth, II‘s 50th year as reigning monarch … then they are hosting the 2012 Olympic Summer Games … so OF COURSE Elle magazine is going to want a piece of that excitement :) And, IMHO, nothing is more exciting than a soaking wet David Beckham splashed on a magazine cover. This is a great cover. I can’t wait to see what’s inside. I’ll be picking up at least 2 copies, how about you?