Gulbis’ Bikini is Painted On
The first time I remember receiving Sports Illustrated’s “Swimsuit Issue,” I was in the sixth grade. My father delivered the magazine to me with a smirk. “Here’s your Sports Illustrated…and it’s VERY illustrated,” he said as I ripped it from his hands. Speaking of illustration, that’s exactly what golfer Natalie Gulbis has going on in this year’s SI Swimsuit issue – specifically painted illustration.
Gulbis, who is considered a sex symbol on the LPGA Tour, dons a painted-on bikini for SI…that’s right, no actual bikini, just body art. You can check out all the photos here and video from the body painting session here.
Soccer player Alex Morgan and swimmer Natalie Coughlin were also featured in the issue wearing similarly painted swimwear.