Presenting this year's ESPN Body Issue covers

Michelle WatersonMark Seliger/ESPN the MagazineMMA fighter Michelle Waterson is one of five athletes to be featured on the cover of this year’s ESPN the Magazine ‘Body Issue.’

ESPN the Magazine has unveiled the covers for their annual “Body Issue.”

The five different covers will feature Chicago Cubs second baseman Javier Baez, MMA fighter Michelle Waterson, Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliot, tennis player Caroline Wozniacki, and Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas.

The cover for Baez is the first in which the photo was shot using an iPhone, with photographer Dylan Coulter using an iPhone 7 Plus.

In all, 23 athletes will appear in this year’s issue, including Julian Edelman of the New England Patriots, New Zealand All Blacks center Malakai Fekitoa, Joe Thornton of the San Jose Sharks, and six members of the U.S. women’s national hockey team, including twins Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson and Monique Lamoureux-Morando. In addition, retired Marine Corps Sgt. Kirstie Ennis will be featured, the first veteran to appear in the issue.

Chicago Cubs second baseman Javier Baez (the first Body issue cover shot with an iPhone)

Dylan Coulter/ESPN the Magazine

Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas

Walter Iooss/ESPN the Magazine

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliot

Kwaku Alston/ESPN the Magazine

Tennis player Caroline Wozniacki

Dewey Nicks/ESPN the Magazine

MMA fighter Michelle Waterson

Mark Seliger/ESPN the Magazine

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