LONDON: Soccer ace David Beckham has become the first man to be featured on the cover of fashion magazine Elle.
"David Beckham is a national hero. He is an icon and Elle is known for featuring icons on its cover. This is a first for us on the newsstand and I believe he is loved by men and women alike," magazine editor Lorraine Candy was quoted as saying by dailymail.co.uk.
"Anyway, who doesn't want to see a picture of one of the world's most handsome man on the front cover of a magazine? It will be a collector's issue," she said.
Beckham was photographed by Doug Inglish for the magazine and will feature in a 11-page spread.