Lindsey Vonn is having a ridiculous year. Every time she races she breaks her own records: with her 38th downhill victory in Germany two weeks ago, she increased on her own mark as the winningest female alpine racer in a specific discipline, ever. She leads the coveted World Cup overall chase and with 76 World Cup victories, she’s now only 10 shy of Sweden’s Ingemar Stenmark’s record of 86.
And then this: Vonn received the body paint treatment in Sports Illustrated‘s coveted swimsuit issue. And is as hot in glossy as she has been on the slopes. But smiling in front of a camera wearing nothing but, well, nothing can’t be easy: “I wasn’t quite sure if I was comfortable at first with body paint, but I said yes,” said Vonn. “Totally normal. Totally normal.” She last appeared in SI‘s annual celebration of wearing less in 2010.