They drop the robe and jaws posing for the famed ESPN Magazine's Body Issue.

Imagine stripping down to nothing and going about your daily tasks at work.

If your job is to fry bacon, it probably wouldn't be very pleasant.

Now imagine strangers pointing cameras at you.

Eh, forget it. Not my cup of tea.

But a handful of Chicago athletes are much braver than most.

This will be ESPN Magazine's eighth annual "Body Issue" and out of the ten men and nine women featured in the nude, three athletes are from Chicago.

They will bare it all in front of the camera for the sake of art. According to WGN, Elena Delle Donne, Christen Press and Jake Arrieta will be the local athletes featured in the magazine. If you aren't familiar with each of the athletes:

  • Elena Delle Donne is a Chicago Sky basketball player.
  • Christen Press plays for the Chicago Red Stars.
  • Jake Arrieta is a pitcher for the Chicago Cubs.

The issue will be available online July 6 and in print July 8.

For a sneak peak...