Former Tennessee Lady Vol Candace Parker is one of many athletes featured in ESPN Magazine's Body issue. The issue highlights "the vast potential of the human form." Thirty-six athletes were profiled.
Below is a Q&A that the current Los Angeles Sparks forward did with ESPN on her appearance in the Body Issue.
ESPN: Why did you decide to pose for the Body Issue?
Candace Parker: I thought it would be fun and a great opportunity -- especially since last time I was on the cover, I was pregnant. It's nice to see the body transform. I hope I can send a message that if you work hard, you can come back just as good as before.
ESPN: What was it like growing up with two athletic older brothers?
CP: They were eight and 11 years older than me, so they were out of the house by the time I was 10, but I looked at them as role models. They set a good example for me, and they both played basketball growing up. I was at an AAU game when I was 2 weeks old.
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