Posted by | Tamara Johnson

Tennis phenom Serena Williams joins fellow athletes six-time Olympic Medalist Swimmer Ryan Lochte and Soccer star Hope Solo on next month’s cover of Vogue.  The Olympic-themed issue highlights hopefuls for the 2012 London Olympic Games. 

It is special for a few reasons; Ryan is one of only four men to ever grace the cover.   Serena joins a list of only twenty African Americans featured on the cover of the iconic magazine.

Vogue editor Anne Wintour’s vision was to combine sports and fashion.  The women’s bodies are adorned in gold ruched swimsuits.  A different take from the usual bold red, white and blue associated with U.S. Olympic wear.  Maybe the gold tones in this issue are an indication of things to come for these 2012 Olympic athletes?  

Good luck and Go Team USA!

Sources – Huffington post and the Grio