Viral American gymnast dazzles in stunning naked photo shoot

Viral American gymnast Katelyn Ohashi has caused waves on social media after an extraordinary naked photo shoot for ESPN.

The UCLA gymnast - best known for the 'perfect 10' gymnastics routines that have taken the world by storm - ditched the leotards to bare all in the latest edition of the 'The Body' issue.

The ESPN initiative celebrates the different physiques of athletes around the world, with a particular focus on stars in American sport.

Katelyn Ohashi's infectious routine has seen her become a viral sensation. Pic: Getty

Ohashi told CNN in an interview last month about her experiences with body-shaming.

“I feel like, a lot of times, I’ve felt alone when I was going through all this stuff,” Ohashi said.

“Social media portrays one side of a person that they don’t mind you seeing, but the other parts are hidden and not so openly talked about."

The 22-year-old has now exposed those hidden parts in spectacular style, with her photoshoot a gravity-defying celebration of her body.

Fans are loving Katelyn Ohashi's photos for ESPN's 'The Body' issue. Pic: Getty/Twitter

The directors of the photoshoot set up trampolines for the gymnast, capturing her in full flight in a series of eye-catching snaps.

Ohashi's impressive cameo in 'The Body' issue left fans in awe on social media.

Another athlete whose images have taken social media by storm are Aussie basketball star, Liz Cabbage.

“It was pretty crazy. I was naked in front of like 15 to 20 people,” Cambage told the Las Vegas Review-Journal about the shoot.

“I think that’s why I’m nervous. I know my angles when I take Instagram photos, but this is out of my control, so it’s scary.”

Cambage promoting body positivity

Cambage has been a prominent advocate in promoting positive body image among young females.

“I was bullied since primary school, for everything,” Cambage said on Studio 10 earlier this year.

Liz Cambage in action for the LA Aces. (Photo by M. Anthony Nesmith/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

“Growing up for me, it was so hard. I had no one who was different to look up to.

“Australia isn’t the most diverse place when it comes to media and advertising.

“I literally had no one to look at on TV other than Beyonce and Rihanna — and I definitely do not look like those amazing women.”

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