On-set insider talks Dwyane Wade’s naked ESPN body issue shoot

By Madeleine Marr

Leslie Munsell and Dwyane Wade
Leslie Munsell and Dwyane Wade

Dwyane Wade fans may recall his recent nude cover for ESPN magazine’s body issue.

How could you not?!

Posing in his birthday suit was actually huge for the NBA vet, who admitted he was so insecure about his body as a child that he refused to swim without a shirt.

“It’s bigger than me showing my body off,” Wade says. “That's not as important to me as telling a story of overcoming a fear. It hopefully gives someone confidence to really be their authentic self.”

Helping the Miami Heat star look his very best was makeup artist Leslie Munsell.

That jaw-dropping, lustrous physique was intensified with Beauty For Real’s (Total) Glo. It’s s a head-to-toe beauty product that reportedly helps boost moisture and create a healthier looking complexion.

Beauty For Real founder Munsell really turned up the heat on set, applying her luminizing body bronzer to perfect the All Star’s abs and highlight his glow (like Wade needs any help).

of a luxurious body cream with the subtle, natural glow of a bronzer, and illumination of a

highlighter in a single product.

Not a bad gig.

“I’ve known and worked with Dwyane since he came to Miami,” she says. “We are very comfortable together and I have the most respect for him.”

So since Munsell got up close and personal, we had to ask: How did he look completely naked?

“I’ve done many ESPN body shoots, but I have to say — this one was the ultimate – he's perfection head to toe!”

The issue appears online Wednesday and hits newsstands Friday.