Lindsey Vonn Is Red Hot On and Off the Slopes

See exclusive images of the star ski racer in the 2016 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue.
By Khalil Garriott

You've seen Lindsey Vonn dominate on the slopes. She's done it time and time again. But have you seen her in a body-painted swimsuit? 

Thanks to Sports Illustrated, now you have. Vonn is one of three pro athletes — along with UFC sensation Ronda Rousey and tennis star Caroline Wozniacki, Vonn's friend — featured in the 2016 swimsuit issue. 

"I wasn't quite sure if I was comfortable at first with body paint, but I said yes," Vonn said on "Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2016 Revealed," which aired Saturday night on TNT. 

More: See Lindsey Vonn's gallery 

The photo shoot with Sports Illustrated's Frederic Pinet was a long, grueling experience. While SI's cameras filmed her getting body-painted, the ski racer sarcastically said, "Totally normal right now. Totally normal." 

The World Cup downhill record-holder had fun with the beach shoot.

"When you see the suit on a hanger, and then you see it on your body painted, it's such a different experience," she said. 

This is Vonn's second appearance in the issue. She last appeared in the 2010 swimsuit edition. (Check out a photo gallery of her 2010 shoot here.) 

See a behind-the-scenes video of Vonn and all the athlete swimsuit models, and join the conversation using #SISwim.

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