Although a dying trade, the Sports Magazine industry is still very popular.

From ESPN Body Issue to Sports Illustrated, the front covers need to be more creative and even more attractive than ever before, which means we as readers are seeing the rewards.

Most successful athletes have been asked to feature in exclusive photo shoots and we have found the 17 hottest covers ever.

Ronda Rousey

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Rousey is expected to be unveiled as the Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit model this month, if the photo shoot is anywhere near this ESPN shoot, the readers are in for a real treat.

Lindsey Vonn

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Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn was the featured athlete in another ESPN special.