Soaking Wet David Beckham Flaunts Chiseled Abs, Wears Skin-Tight Jeans

 Doug Inglish, Courtesy of ELLE UK

What a hunk!

In ELLE UK's July issue, David Beckham holds the honor as the magazine's first-ever male cover model. And from the looks of these steamy pics, there's no shortage of soccer player skin!

The 37-year-old dad of four shows off his chiseled abs and tattoos in one photo, where he emerges, soaking wet, from a pool while clad in skin-tight Dior Homme jeans.

PHOTOS: Shirtless hunks!

His wife, Victoria Beckham, showed her support of his body-baring shoot via Twitter Monday. "Looking good on ELLE UK!" she posted along with a link to the first look.

But despite having nothing to hide in regards to his picture-perfect bod, the LA Galaxy soccer star admits that in his everyday personality, he's not as showy.

"How would I sum myself up? I don't know, I prefer other people to do that. Erm…a little bit shy. I don't know what to say. I hate describing myself," he tells the magazine.

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Courtesy of ELLE UK

One thing he does know, however, is how to be a great parent along with his 38-year-old wife. The couple, who have been married for 12 years, are mom and dad to Brooklyn, 13, Romeo, 9, Cruz, 7, and Harper, 10 months, whom they welcomed into the world last July.

"It's great. I love to bite her legs, or shoulders. It's how a baby should be. She's so beautiful," the Brit gushes about his only daughter. "There's no more love for a daughter than there is a son, but it's just different. When they (boys) are kids you can roll them around and they fall to the sides and they pick themselves up and they're fine. Whereas Harper, now, she hits herself just slightly and she cries…I still think 'Oh God, I can't believe this, I've got a girl."

Full feature appears in the July issue of ELLE UK, on sale Wednesday, May 30.

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