Alex Morgan In Bodypaint
U.S. women's soccer star Alex Morgan will be part of the bodypaint feature in this year's Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, which will be released on Tuesday, February 14. Yes, that's Valentine's Day, and I think many of us would be just fine with Morgan being our Valentine:
Jimmy Traina at SI.Com's Hot Clicks says "The picture above is just a sneak peek", so there are apparently more pictures in the Swimsuit Issue of Morgan in bodypaint. No complaints here.
And here's part of a Q & A that SI.Com did with Morgan about the bodypaint:
SI.com: Did you have any reservations about doing the bodypaint?
Morgan: Initially I was a little nervous, but this opportunity doesn't come everyday. I wanted to involve my family with my decision and it helped that they were very supportive. After the initial reaction of nerves, I was so excited to start shooting, and honored to be included with such an amazing group of athletes and models.
SI.com: What was more intimidating: posing in bodypaint or taking on Japan in the World Cup finals?
Morgan: I have been playing soccer my entire life. I know how to stay calm and not get too nervous for games. That's why I would have to say posing in bodypaint was a little more intimidating. It was a completely new experience and definitely took some getting used to before I felt comfortable in bodypaint. I had to look in the mirror every five minutes to make sure I actually had a swimsuit on.