Ever since Elle UK announced it would be putting a man on the cover for the first time ever, we've been wondering who the lucky guy would be. And duh, we should have guessed. The mag announced today that David Beckham will cover the July issue, which will celebrate London hosting the 2012 Olympics.
"David Beckham is a national hero, so we saw an opportunity to shoot a celebratory cover to support an historical and patriotic year," Elle UK's Editor-in-Chief Lorraine Candy said. We're sure it doesn't hurt that the football socccer star is also easy on the eyes--or that he's married to one of Britain's leading fashion designers. "[Beckham] is an icon and Elle is known for featuring icons on its cover," Candy said. "This is a first for us on the newsstand and I believe he is loved by men and women alike." I think that's a fair assumption.
Now let's just hope they style him shirtless.