Ronda Rousey Actually Gained Weight For Her Swimsuit Issue Shoot
Eric Goldschein 01:42 pm, February 19th, 2015
This may come as a surprise, considering that Sports Illustrated included a size 12 lady in their Swimsuit Issue for the first time EVER this year, but badass UFC champion Ronda Rousey actually worked to put on weight for her appearance in a bathing suit.
As opposed to her turn in ESPN's Body Issue, when Rousey wanted to look as cut as possible, she felt she looked best with a few extra pounds than when she fights, telling USA Today that fluctuating weight is normal and healthy for humans. Hooray, positive body image!
“The ESPN Body Issue is about celebrating the peak of human potential and the kind of form the human body, when specialized, can really look like. The Swimsuit Issue has a lot more [of a] sexual side to it, while I don’t think the Body Issue is overtly sexual whereas Sports Illustrated is,” Rousey said. “The difference in how I approached it is when I posed for ESPN Body, I really tried to be a lot more cut and a lot more close to my prime fighting shape because I was being photographed as a fighter and trying to look more like a fighter.”
“I purposely tried to get a little bit heavier for the SI issue so I was a little bit curvier and not in top fight shape look but the look at which I feel I’m the most attractive. It’s very natural for a person’s body to go through seasons.”