Try as we might to get back into the swing of things after our holiday weekend, we're a little distracted this morning. By our sunburns, sure, but mostly by the new David Beckham Elle UK cover.
Elle UK teased us with a preview video earlier this month -- where we first learned a swimming pool and a dripping wet Becks would be involved -- and finally, we have the real deal.
There are actually two different covers for the magazine's July 2012 issue: the one sent out to subscribers features the hunky soccer player shucking his shirt and stepping out of a pool in dark jeans and not much else. A tamer one, which will hit newsstands, features a more casual, t-shirted Becks.
We'll pore over the actual interview when we get the mag, but for now, we'll settle for this Becks quote: "How would I sum myself up? I don’t know, I prefer other people to do that... erm... a little bit shy."
While David's wife Victoria covered the magazine back in 2005, this is Elle UK's first ever solo male cover -- and we have to say, it's an excellent choice.
Check out the newsstand cover below -- we've been studying it very closely all morning ourselves. You know, in the name of journalism.
See some of Becks' sillier looks below!
The Gaz Coombes
The Chris Hemsworth
The Formal Half-Ponytail
The Long-Lost Goss Brother
The Double Ponytail
The Girly/Macho Combo
The Hoxton Fing
The Corn Rows
The Guy Ritchie Mobster
The Julian Sands
The William Fitzsimmons
The World's Prettiest Hard Man
The Early Take That