Ben Cohen - the founder of the anti-bullying Stand Up Foundation - gets a little wet and hits the showers for his first ever centerfold.
Ben Cohen's StandUp Foundation today released the cover image of the rugby World Cup champion's 2015 calendar, a perennial favorite for gay sports fans worldwide. The cover was shot by Chicago celebrity photographer, Bret Grafton.
The real story though, is buried inside - a centerfold of Cohen in a locker room shower (see it in the gallery above), exclusively released to Outsports. It is the first time the calendar has offered a centerfold, and the first time Cohen has shot one. It was captured by Los Angeles photographer Edwin Santiago. What is fully revealed won't be known until the 2015 calendar ships, closer to the holidays. It is available for pre-orders through his StandUp Foundation shop at www.standupfoundation.com.
Cohen also released new additions to his sold-out underwear line: briefs and trunks in the StandUp brand's signature blue, produced by Blue Buck.
"It's all cheeky fun," said Cohen, "if you will pardon the pun. But, mostly, that fun is done for a serious cause that I feel incredibly passionate about, and I am glad the products help us do so much good."
Proceeds from Cohen's products under the StandUp mark benefit his Foundation, the world's first dedicated to anti-bullying and LGBT equality in sports.