Is That You Bey? Athlete’s Recreate Famous Album Covers For ESPN’s Music Issue

February 6, 2013  |  
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You almost thought Beyonce got a quick suntan didn’t you? Don’t lie.

Well the truth is that’s Olympic Track & Field star Allyson Felix dressed up like Bey for ESPN The Magazine latest spread. The editorial for their February 18 Music Issue features today’s top athletes recreating classic album covers and we have to say they’ve done a pretty awesome job.

In addition to Allyson recreating 2003’s Dangerously in Love, ESPN included Tampa Bay Buccaneers NFL quarterback Josh Freeman as Michael Jackson during his Thriller days, motocross racer James Stewart as Rick James in Street Songs, and NFL players Trent Richardson (Seattle Seahwaks), Marshawn Lynch (Cleveland Browns) and LaMarr Woodley (Pittsburgh Steelers) as Run DMC. The mag also brought along Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte to recreate Nirvana’s Nevermind, NASCAR racecar driver Jimmie Johnson as Bob Dylan, Olympic Gold medal soccer player Alex Morgan as Katy Perry on her One of the Boys album cover,  and Major League Baseball players J. Upton, E. Longoria, B. Phillips, G. Stanton and S. Victorino as Devo.

Check out the cover side-by-sides on the next few pages. What do you think?

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