Because of stripping down for the annual ESPN’s Body Issue and exercising “immoral behavior”, Polish Agnieszka Radwanska lost her role of an ambassador for a Catholic youth group called Krucjata Mlodych, or Youth Crusade. Previously, the 24-year-old Radwanska appeared in the group’s TV ads, spelling out the word “Jesus” with tennis balls and urging young Poles to assert pride in their faith.
Father Marek Dziewiecki, a senior Catholic priest, commented:
It’s a shame that someone who has declared their love for Jesus is now promoting the mentality of men looking at a woman as a thing rather than a child of God worthy of respect and love. If she meets a man who she can truly love and establish a happy family and raise Catholic children, then she would probably have to hide these pictures from relatives.
Many world famous athletes also got naked for the Body Issue, while WTA stars included Serena Williams, Vera Zvonareva and Daniela Hantuchova.