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THE GOLD MEDAL HOPEFUL DISHES ON MOONLIGHTING AS A MODEL AND STAYING WARM ON A GLACIER—WITHOUT THE LAYERS
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February 12, 2010

Downhill Darling

THE GOLD MEDAL HOPEFUL DISHES ON MOONLIGHTING AS A MODEL AND STAYING WARM ON A GLACIER—WITHOUT THE LAYERS

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DAN PATRICK: When you were a kid growing up, if I had said, "You can be a swimsuit model or an Olympic champion," which one would you have picked?

LINDSEY VONN: I probably would have said Olympian, not swimsuit model. I never would have thought that was possible by any means.

DP: What's it like when they're giving you direction during the shoot?

LV: At first I was very intimidated—you've only got your bathing suit on. But the whole crew was really easy to work with, and they made me feel really comfortable. It wasn't that bad. It was just cold. We took a helicopter to the top of a glacier, and I was freezing. That was definitely the least amount of clothing I've ever had on on the top of a mountain.

DP: Is it tougher to be a swimsuit model for a day or to ski for a day?

LV: Being a swimsuit model, even for a day. It's much harder, at least for me, than skiing.

DP: Is it going to be weird for your family when the issue comes out?

LV: Yeah, my family doesn't really know about the swimsuit part yet. I'm not sure how they're going to take it. The bottom line is, I have to get approval from my grandma—otherwise I'm in big trouble.

DP: What's the worst part of all the attention you get?

LV: The only thing that bothers me about the attention is sometimes crazy fans will kind of hunt you down. That's the only thing that freaks me out, when people come up to me when I'm eating and they want to take pictures. That stuff is a little bit weird.

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