Biathlon champion Koukalova poses for Playboy journal (PHOTOS) — RT Sport Information
Czech biathlon queen Gabriela Koukalova took part in an insightful Playboy photoshoot and accepted the offer to pose for men’s magazine after confirming that much of the proceeds will go to charity.
The two-time world champion said her photos are meant to help people with eating disorders, adding that she has personally battled the disease, which is seriously affecting physical and mental health.
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“I was amazed at the offer to take part in such a steamy photo session. But the charity factor got me okay. Not only are my photos seen by readers, but they also help people with eating disorders. I have personal experience in the fight against diseases. We want to collect 250,000 Czech crowns (11,500 USD) for my fund, ”said Koukalova.
“I am a woman and I love to be beautiful. I like to dress up, but real beauty is hidden under clothes. It is very important to accept your physical beauty and love yourself, ”she explained.
Koukalova is one of the most decorated Czech athletes who managed to win the prestigious Big Crystal Globe trophy in 2016. She also holds two world titles, which she won in 2015 in the mixed relay and in 2017 in the women’s sprint.
The renowned biathlete skipped the 2018 Winter Games for health reasons and announced her retirement from professional sport a year later.