Heather Bown gets naked

The U.S. national volleyball team blocker talks about her experience posing nude

Updated: July 15, 2012, 6:26 PM ET
By Morty Ain | Photographs: Art Streiber

Why did the team want to pose in the Body Issue? HB: It was an opportunity that we don't get all the time, and our sport isn't followed a lot in America, so when we do get the chance to get out there and get some exposure, it's a cool thing to do. We have so many junior programs in the States. There are so many young women who play our sport, so I think it's neat to have someone for them to recognize.

I don't want to say I have a negative self-image, but I'm not happy ...

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