Well yeah she has been doing this for years (this is her fourth cover with them already (an alltime record for anyone who been posing for the mag)..
She also is really trying to make a name for herself as a person who does a lot of charity work, but I am a bit afraid (still) doing things like this give her much more attention than the things she does for charity and makes that people just see her as some "hot chick" and really nothing more..If she wants to be taken also seriously for her charity work, then maybe she should stop doing these kind of shoots..but it seems she is happy with it that she is now some kind of "pin-up girl" for the US military men, since that seems to be the theme of the shoot..but don't know if that was also her intention..
I wonder if the USO organization encouraged her to do a shoot like this or whether they asked her and she came up herself with this idea..I personally think it's too easy and also a bit superficial to just become famous and make money solely off your looks, maybe it should be combined with the things that you do and also some intellectual baggage would come in handy..She is always saying to everyone she "wants to become smarter and learn and grow and develop herself"..but I don't see how things like this go with that goal..it's just back to what she has been doing for years..and kind of enforcing the stereotype image she has among a lot of people..
Anna Kournikova shows off her beach body on the cover of a US magazine – and jokes in an interview inside that she might be a secret Russian spy.
The pro tennis player and model – who was born in Russia, but now has dual American citizenship – laughed when asked if she was a secret spy like her fellow countrywoman, Anna Chapman.
She said: 'Ha. I am for peace and truth and honesty. And I don't think I could keep my cover up if I were a spy.”
She added: 'I tend to give too many things away with my eyes.
'Having said that… maybe I am!'
Kournikova, 29, who appears on the cover of US magazine Maxim in a skimpy white bikini, also remained coy about her relationship with singer Enrique Iglesias.
Asked whether she is single, she told the men's magazine: 'Single as in on paper? 'Yes, but I'm in a relationship.'
Kournikova, who chews playfully on an US Army dog-tag on the cover of the magazine's October issue, also spoke about her work with the USO (United Services Organisations), which supports US troops stationed overseas, and said she loves being a pin-up for them.
She said: 'I love it. I have the best fans and it was really cool to see that they'd have pictures from my tennis days up on their walls…"
'And I don't think I've ever met nicer or more respectful people than in the military"