David Beckham First Solo Male On Elle UK Cover

By KATE MORAWETZ

Soccer ace David Beckham nabbed the July cover of Elle UK magazine - the first male to ever make the cover - to celebrate the start of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Known for being a shy guy, the 37-year-old father of four shed his clothes for the shoot, emerging from the pool in a pair of slacks and only his tattoos to keep him humble.

The July issue of Elle UK hits newsstands on May 30. Go to Elle UK for a behind-the-scenes video of the cover shoot with the sexy athlete.