'I'm comfortable being naked – but I'm not perfect': Olympic golden girl Jessica Ennis shows off her killer figure in glamorous photo shoot
11:04 GMT, 4 July 2012
We are used to seeing athlete and GB poster girl showing off her
amazing figure in lycra, but as a cover girl for August's Cosmopolitan magazine
Jessica Ennis shows that she can work the glamorous look just look as easily.
Posing in designer metallic dresses and accessories with her long hair perfectly curled, the 2012 star looks more like a movie star than a professional athlete.
While most women would kill for a figure
like hers, 26-year-old Jess says that although she is confident about
her body, she isn't perfect.
Shine On: the Olympic star glitters in sequins and statement heels
She says: , “On a scale of one to 10, I’d rate my body confidence as a good seven.
'Everyone has their hang-ups' she told the magazine, 'but I see my body as a training tool and I feel good about it.'
'I’m pretty body confident, and I’m comfortable being naked'
The Sheffield born gold medal winner
isn't about to trade training for posing anytime soon though, it's taken
a lot of hard work to get this far, including some character building
Smouldering: Jessica is cool and confident in front of the camera
Focus: This is how her fans are used to seeing the award-winning heptathlete
Cover girl: Jessica Ennis appears on the August issue of Cosmopolitan
Talking about having to pull out of the 2008 Olympics Jessica says: 'That was the worst moment of my career. When the doctors told me there was no way I'd be competing I broke down in tears.
'I wasn't allowed to put any weight on my foot for 10 weeks, so I basically just watched box sets at home, while everyone's lives were going on without me.
'But I'm proud of the way I've dealt with setbacks. It's hard when you feel down and you think, “'Why is the world doing this to me”. But you have to pick yourself up again. That's what makes you a better athlete.
“The Olympics is massive in itself, but for it to be at home means it’s not just sports fans watching.' Ennis says.
'It’s everyone! I understand what people expect from me – I think it’s normal for the general public to be putting gold medals around your neck already because they want to see you do well.
'But I just try to keep things in perspective, stay focused on what I need to do and not get carried away.'