David Beckham Is The First Male Celebrity Ever To Get A Solo Cover On Elle

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David Beckham, first male solo cover ever on Elle magazine

… And what a shot it is. David Beckham is on the cover of Elle UK‘s July issue. He’s their first ever solo male cover celebrity and the decision was made in honor of the impending Olympic Games to be held in London. And they’ve gone all out. There’s so much testosterone oozing out of the image that we want to fan ourselves. We all know that Beckham is pretty frickin’ gorgeous. But this Beckham is shirtless, with his ab’s out in all their splendor, soaking wet, and in tight Dior Homme leather pants. It’s almost too much to handle. It’s no wonder that his wife, Victoria Beckham, tweeted, “Looking good on ELLEUK!!!! X vb” along with a picture of the cover.

She isn’t the only one who wants to write sonnets about buff Becks. The magazine themselves seem to be very proud of themselves — for good reason, we may add. “David Beckham is a national hero. 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,” says the editor-in-chief Lorraine Candy. “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? …” On another note, we find the quote given by Beckham quite hilarious. He says,  “How would I sum myself up? I don’t know, I prefer other people to do that. Erm… a little bit shy.” Right … shy. With that cover? We don’t think so!

[Photo via Elle UK]

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