Natalie Coughlin poses nude in the 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue


Three-time Olympic gold medalist Natalie Coughlin says she “jumped” at the chance to pose in bodypaint in the 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue published today, and says about the experience that “It feels like something in between a swimsuit — and being naked.”

“I wasn’t really nervous about that aspect of it at all. I was just so honored that they thought of me.”

“It’s awesome to be able to say I have done a Swimsuit Issue. When I’m old and wrinkly and out of shape, I’ll be very, very proud of that.”

Read more here on USA Today


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