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So often, you hear that we should appreciate true beauty in all forms. In a world that is filled with all things superficial, it's rare when this actually happens.

More often than not, beauty is still seen as being a certain way. Anyone or anything that doesn't fit into a certain mold can't be considered beautiful in the eyes of so many.

ESPN The Magazine, of all things, has done a great job of showing us that beauty truly does come in all forms by publishing their now-annual Body Issue.

In the annual issue, ESPN gives the reader a series of tastefully done nude portraits of athletes of all different shapes, sizes and backgrounds.

That's not to say that there aren't athletes in this issue that fit in the traditional mold of "beautiful," because there are.

Hope Solo, Gretchen Bleiler and Alicia Sacramone are just three of the female athletes that fit this bill.

But there are also some that you might not have expected, not the least of which is Jeremy Campbell, a 24-year-old Paralympian with a prosthetic leg.

In the excerpt about Campbell, he says that he ha...

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