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Liz Cambage Is The Cover Of ESPN's Body Issue — Get To Know This Incredible Athlete

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Who is Liz Cambage? New Details On Basketball Player Who Made Cover Of ESPN's Body Issue

ESPN's Body Issue is one of the most anticipated magazines of the year. This year, there's a newcomer on the cover. Who is Liz Cambage? 

Let's look at what we know about this amazing athlete. 

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1. She currently plays for the Las Vegas Aces. 

According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Liz Cambage currently plays for the Las Vegas Aces and for the Australian Opals. She's also one of the best players in the league: she currently holds the WNBA record for a single-game score of 53 points.

2. Liz Cambage had to get naked to pose for the magazine. 

"It was pretty crazy. I was naked in front of like 15 to 20 people. I think that’s why I’m nervous. I know my angles when I take Instagram photos, but this is out of my control, so it’s scary," reported Yahoo Sports Australia. Part of the reason why she was so scared to pose naked in the magazine was because of her insecurities about her height. She stands almost 7 feet tall, and when she was growing up, she was teased mercilessly about her height. 

3. She maintains a healthy diet. 

According to ESPN, Liz Cambage was initially worried about her lifestyle when she first moved to Las Vegas a few months ago. She said that she maintains a plant-based diet (which she started back in 2018), exercises every day, and doesn't drink, smoke, or do drugs. 

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4. But Liz Cambage said that she'd battled depression in the past. 

"The 27-year-old has battled mental health problems on and off for half of her life. “I wanted to let everyone know that my mental health ... it got caught up in the rip last week. And it wasn’t pretty. It was actually pretty ugly," she told The Guardian. Cambage also told the outlet that because she was teased mercilessly in school, her mother suggested that she join the basketball team to make friends with other tall girls so she wouldn't feel left out. She didn't know it at the time, but Liz Cambage's mother changed her life forever — and for the better!

5. She's a native of Australia.

According to ABC-13, Liz Cambage is a native of Australia. She was born to a Nigerian father and an Australian mother in London, but when her parents divorced when she was three months old, she went to Australia to live with her mother. 

6. Liz Cambage said she felt "empowered" by ESPN's Body Issue. 

"I love my whole body. I’m proud of my whole body, every inch — my soft, soft skin, my big lips, my crazy hair. I just love me. Everyone has insecurities. I was bullied a lot for being very different wile growing up. I’ve always just been head and shoulders above the rest. I was very uncoordinated, wasn’t sporty at all. It took a lot of patient coaches working with me and spending extra time with me to really embrace my body and use my body to the best advantage," she told Hollywood Life.

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