Adam Rippon on his nude ESPN Magazine shoot: How many people were in the room? (Exclusive)

Adam Rippon stripped all the way down for ESPN Magazine's world-famous Body Issue this year, and the Olympic figure skater recently opened up about the daunting experience.

Speaking to AOL's Gibson Johns alongside pal Mirai Nagasu at DSW's Block Party in New York City this week, Rippon revealed that, much to his dismay, he didn't have much time to prepare for the revealing photo shoot.

"I thought I would have months before [to prepare]," he told us. "They asked me, and I was like, ‘Perfect, I’ll be able to get a brand new body by then. I’ll have a huge chest and look completely different with glowing skin.’ But then they were like, ‘It’s in two weeks!’ And I was like, ‘F-ck.’"

Rippon's moment of panic came and went pretty quickly, though, as he used the self-confidence that won him so much adoration during this year's Winter Olympics to hype himself up and just go with it.

"So, I basically was like, ‘You know what? This is going to work if I just go out there and say, ‘F-ck it!’ and I go out there and I don’t hold back," he explained. "I’ll be able to know I held back just by looking at the pictures. I was comfortable, and I tried my best to put out the best pictures, and as soon as I said that, I was able to be comfortable around all these people, and I was just naked all day."

And just how many people was he strutting around in his birthday suit for?

"10 people," he said with a laugh. "Which is more than usual."

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Adam Rippon out and about since the Olympics
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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 27: Mirai Nagasu (L) and Adam Rippon attend DSW Block Party hosted by Olympians Adam Rippon and Mirai Nagasu on June 27, 2018 at Ramscale Studio in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for DSW)
US Olympic athelets Adam Rippon (R) and Kosovar-British singer Rita Ora attend The Trevor Project's TrevorLIVE New York at Cipriani Wall Street on June 11, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by ANGELA WEISS / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
US olympic athlete Adam Rippon attends The Trevor Project's TrevorLIVE New York at Cipriani Wall Street on June 11, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by ANGELA WEISS / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 11: Hosts Gus Kenworthy and Adam Rippon speak onstage during The Trevor Project TrevorLIVE NYC at Cipriani Wall Street on June 11, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for The Trevor Project)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 11: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Figure skater Adam Rippon visits ' The Elvis Duran Z100 Morning Show' at Z100 Studio on June 11, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 23: Adam Rippon visits Build Series to discuss 'Dancing with the Stars' at Build Studio on May 23, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Steve Zak Photography/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 22: Figure skater Adam Rippon poses for a photo to celebrate the 'Dancing With The Stars' Finale at The Empire State Building on May 22, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Eisman/Getty Images)
DANCING WITH THE STARS: ATHLETES - 'Episode 2604' - After three weeks of stunning competitive dancing, the final three couples advance to the finals of 'Dancing with the Stars: Athletes,' live on MONDAY, MAY 21 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Kelsey McNeal/ABC via Getty Images) ADAM RIPPON, JENNA JOHNSON
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 21: Mirrorball trophy winners figure skater Adam Rippon (L) and dancer/TV personality Jenna Johnson pose at ABC's 'Dancing with the Stars: Athletes' Season 26 - Finale on May 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
DANCING WITH THE STARS: ATHLETES - 'Episode 2604' - After three weeks of stunning competitive dancing, the final three couples advance to the finals of 'Dancing with the Stars: Athletes,' live on MONDAY, MAY 21 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Kelsey McNeal/ABC via Getty Images) JENNA JOHNSON, ADAM RIPPON
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 14: Adam Rippon and Jenna Johnson attend ABC's 'Dancing With The Stars: Athletes' Season 26 semifinal show on May 14, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)
DANCING WITH THE STARS: ATHLETES - 'Episode 2603' - The six remaining athletes are ramping up their spring dance training as they ready themselves for another double-header, on the semi-finals of 'Dancing with the Stars: Athletes,' MONDAY, MAY 14 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Kelsey McNeal/ABC via Getty Images) ADAM RIPPON, JENNA JOHNSON
DANCING WITH THE STARS: ATHLETES - 'Episode 2601' - Sports fans rejoice as one of the most competitive seasons of 'Dancing with the Stars' ever fires up the scoreboard and welcomes 10 determined athletes who will take to the ballroom floor for their first dance, on the season premiere of 'Dancing with the Stars: Athletes,' MONDAY, APRIL 30 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Kelsey McNeal/ABC via Getty Images) JENNA JOHNSON, ADAM RIPPON
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 24: Adam Rippon attends the 2018 Time 100 Gala at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 24, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 24: Adam Rippon attends the 2018 TIME 100 Gala at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 24, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 18: Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon attends the 2018 Best-of-the-Best Awards Gala at the Washington Hilton on April 18, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Shannon Finney/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 13: Adam Rippon is seen walking in Midtown on April 13, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - APRIL 12: Adam Rippon attends the 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards - Arrivals at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on April 12, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - APRIL 12: Adam Rippon attends the 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards - Arrivals at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on April 12, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
DANCING WITH THE STARS: ATHLETES - Get ready, sports fans, for the most competitive season of 'Dancing with the Stars' ever as the show fires up the scoreboard and welcomes 10 athletes to sparkle up their uniforms and lace up their dancing shoes as they ready themselves for their first dance on the ballroom floor, on the season premiere of 'Dancing with the Stars: Athletes,' MONDAY, APRIL 30 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images) ADAM RIPPON, JENNA JOHNSON
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 10: Olympic figure skaters Adam Rippon (L) and Ashley Wagner arrive at the Human Rights Campaign's 2018 Los Angeles Gala Dinner at the JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE on March 10, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 10: Adam Rippon celebrates as he is honored with the Visibilty Award during the Human Rights Campaign 2018 Los Angeles Dinner at JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE on March 10, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 09: Adam Rippon discusses 2018 Winter Olympics with the Build Series at Build Studio on March 9, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 09: Adam Rippon discusses 2018 Winter Olympics with the Build Series at Build Studio on March 9, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)
THE VIEW - Olympic medalist Adam Rippon is the guest today, Thursday, March 8, 2018 on ABC's 'The View.' 'The View' airs Monday-Friday (11:00 am-12:00 pm, ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Lorenzo Bevilaqua/ABC via Getty Images) ADAM RIPPON
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 07: Adam Rippon attends the premiere of 'Rise' hosted by NBC & The Cinema Society at The Landmark at 57 West on March 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 07: 2018 Winter Olympics Bronze medal winner, figure skater Adam Rippon visits 'Extra' at Renaissance New York Times Square hotel at Times Square on March 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 07: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Olympic bronze medalist figure skater Adam Rippon visits the SiriusXM studios on March 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Pictured: Adam Rippon -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Pictured: Adam Rippon -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 04: Adam Rippon attends the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 4, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: Olympic medalist Adam Rippon attends the 90th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
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Rippon and Nagasu, who have known each other for over a decade at this point, have had quite the last four months since becoming household names coming out of the Winter Olympics. In addition to attending the Academy Awards in March, which they called an "amazing" experience, Rippon also won this spring's all-athletes version of "Dancing With the Stars."

While the 28-year-old called his ESPN Magazine Body Issue cover "the easiest outfit to find," his outfits on "DWTS" were more of a process -- much like the process that he and Nagasu go through for figure skating.

"I was able to talk it through with [partner] Jenna [Johnson]," Rippon explained. "I would tell her what I wanted, and I would hear what she thought, and it was always pretty much the same thing, and we could just go from there. Whatever they gave us, I was like, ‘This is my tool to express myself.’"

For Negasu, her skating ensembles have always been all about combining form and function, while also wanting what she's wearing to help her sink into the fantasy that she's creating with her routine.

"It's about finding the right costume," Nagasu told AOL. "We want to feel the part of the character, but we also can’t go out there with [an outfit] feeling uncomfortable. I always have to have four-way stretch, especially to get my leg over my head. It has to be very short, as well, so it doesn’t whip me around. It has to be functional, but also make me feel pretty."

"I’m very grateful to skating to get me out of a hoodie and sweatpants," the self-described tomboy added with a laugh.

"It’s so important to be able to express yourself and stay true to who you are," Rippon added of his skating fashion. "I have a really good friend of mine who did all of my costumes, and sometimes I didn’t know how to portray what I wanted to on the ice, so I would tell him what I was feeling, and he would put it into an outfit."

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Figure Skating ? Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics ? Team Event Women's Single Skating Free Skating competition final ? Gangneung Ice Arena - Gangneung, South Korea ? February 12, 2018 - Mirai Nagasu of the U.S. in action. REUTERS/John Sibley
Figure Skating ? Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics ? Team Event Women's Single Skating Free Skating competition final ? Gangneung Ice Arena - Gangneung, South Korea ? February 12, 2018 - Mirai Nagasu of the U.S. in action. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
Figure Skating ? Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics ? Team Event Women's Single Skating Free Skating competition final ? Gangneung Ice Arena - Gangneung, South Korea ? February 12, 2018 - Mirai Nagasu of the U.S. competes. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
Figure Skating ? Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics ? Team Event Women's Single Skating Free Skating competition final ? Gangneung Ice Arena - Gangneung, South Korea ? February 12, 2018 - Mirai Nagasu of the U.S. in action. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
Figure Skating ? Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics ? Team Event Women's Single Skating Free Skating competition final ? Gangneung Ice Arena - Gangneung, South Korea ? February 12, 2018 - Mirai Nagasu of the U.S. competes. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
Figure Skating ? Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics ? Team Event Women's Single Skating Free Skating competition final ? Gangneung Ice Arena - Gangneung, South Korea ? February 12, 2018 - Mirai Nagasu of the U.S. competes. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
GANGNEUNG, Pyeongchang- FEBRUARY 11 - Mirai Nagasu of the United States celebrates after jumping a triple axel in her routine as she performs in the Ladies free skate in the team competition at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics Figure Skating competition at the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in Gangneung in Pyeongchang in South Korea. February 11, 2018. (Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
GANGNEUNG, Pyeongchang- FEBRUARY 11 - Mirai Nagasu of the United States celebrates after jumping a triple axel in her routine as she performs in the Ladies free skate in the team competition at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics Figure Skating competition at the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in Gangneung in Pyeongchang in South Korea. February 11, 2018. (Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
Figure Skating ? Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics ? Team Event Women's Single Skating Free Skating competition final ? Gangneung Ice Arena - Gangneung, South Korea ? February 12, 2018 - Mirai Nagasu of the U.S. reacts. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
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