Commemorating the 2015 World Cup victory of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team, Sports Illustrated is releasing 25 covers portraying individual players holding the FIFA World Cup trophy. You can go behind the scenes of the cover shoot to a video that Sports Illustrated also released. If you look at all of them, you’ll find that the poses vary from classic to quirky. You’ll probably also stop to ask yourself, if given the chance, how would you pose on a major magazine cover with an internationally coveted trophy?
“Many of the players went with a pretty standard say ‘cheese’ approach, while Tobin Heath and Sydney Leroux decided to kiss their trophies. Christie Rampone held her trophy like a baby and Kelley O’Hara crossed hers between her arms. But there were also some clear standouts, simply as far as ‘things happening on a Sports Illustrated cover’ go.”