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NICOLA ADAMS

THE OUT BI BOXER WHO SCOOPED HER SECOND OLYMPIC GOLD IN RIO THIS YEAR TALKS TO DIVA INTERVIEW JANE CZYZSELSKA

—National Treasure—

PHOTOS L+R: HAIR + MAKE-UP PATRICIA

@CAROLHAYES

When Nicola Adams walks into the room, it’s hard not to take notice. Despite her size – she cuts a slight physique at just 5’ 5” and 51kg – the flyweight world amateur boxing champion has an intensity and a megawatt smile that demands attention.

Refreshingly for someone of such high profile, she’s driven herself to the north London studio where we meet for our photo shoot – fresh from the catwalk at London Fashion Week, where she sashayed like a pro in a Vin & Omi suit emblazoned with the image of her hero, Muhammad Ali.

Half an hour before our cover star arrived, I went looking for a parking space near the Stoke Newington location and found the only one as far as the eye could see. If I’d placed a sign there that read: “Reserved for reigning boxing queen Nicola Adams”, I’m convinced no one would’ve nicked the spot, such is the strength of love and admiration that the Leeds born-and-bred LGBT role model inspires. Chatting to the DIVA team before the shoot, she admits she gets mobbed in her home city. Do hopeful women try to pass her their phone numbers when she’s out on the town? “Yeah, yeah,” she answers in her Yorkshire drawl, cool as you like. “It’s something that I’ve got used to, you know.”

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Double Olympic gold medallist Nicola Adams is this month’s cover star! Read our exclusive interview and get a boxing lesson from the “Baby-faced Assassin” in a fab video, available only to digital readers. Also in this issue… Jemma Redgrave on #Berena Hockey champs Kate and Helen Richardson-Walsh talk exclusively to DIVA’s Roxy Bourdillon about winning gold in Rio. Hoops and dreams: Carrie Lyell looks back at 20 years of the WNBA. Master Of None star Lena Waithe tells DIVA about being a queer black woman in Hollywood Trans punk rocker Laura Jane Grace on love, sex and heartbreak Desert Hearts: 30 years on Sinitta: Why I’m an LGBT ally DIVA Awards PLUS: Travel, family and much, much more!
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