Julia Mancuso in ESPN's Body Issue

The three-time Olympic medalist stripped down (all the way down) for a photoshoot.
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The three-time Olympic medalist stripped down (all the way down) for a photoshoot.
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Olympic medalist Julia Mancuso took a break from modeling in her signature lingerie line, “Kiss My Tiara,” to pose nude for ESPN’s Body Issue. Other athletes like Kelly Slater, Evan Lysacek, and the entire US Women’s Water Polo team were also photographed naked for the magazine.

The project is a celebration of athletic bodies, titled Bodies We Want. Mancuso’s résumé fits the bill— she was the first-ever “Lange Girl Athlete,” and has starred in a commercial for 24 Hour Fitness.

On her Facebook page, Mancuso mentioned her “latest project off the hill. It was definitely a new and different experience,” she says, “but I like how ESPN portrays humility in our most vulnerable form.” Check out the behind-the-scenes video of the shoot.



Lindsey vs. Julia: Catfight?

One girl's a media darling with a banged up shin and a medley of World Cup victories. The other is a Victoria's Secret-style vixen with a bad back and a gold medal. Ski racer Lindsey Vonn wants what Julia Mancuso's already got: an Olympic gold. You can watch them go head to head during Wednesday's Olympic downhill in Whistler.

“I wore “Super Jules” underwear in Nationals back in 2002. That kind of brought me into thinking about designing underwear. I’ve always wanted to be a fashion designer and so the crossover seemed natural. And after wearing a tiara at the 2006 Olympics—my coach gave me the tiara—it became something that I really felt was a cool thing to go out there with. My belief is everyone is a princess and rocking the tiara everyday no matter if you’re winning or losing is something to just believe in yourself. It’s a sign of self confidence. And, so that’s why my lingerie line is called Kiss my Tiara.” —Julia Mancuso

Julia Mancuso’s Lingerie

Julia Mancuso, who earned two silver medals at the 2010 Winter Olympics, recently announced the launch of her new lingerie line, called Kiss my Tiara. Here’s what she had to say about why a skier is fit to design underwear.

Last question: I hear you’re a musician?I write music and sing. I’m actually writing music on a pier on Lake Tahoe right now. I’m working on a new album with my boyfriend, who sings and play guitar. I don’t know how to compare our music to anyone else’s, but my vocal influences are Ella Fitzgerald and Amy Winehouse—I like to have a jazzy twist on rock songs.

An Interview with Sara Mancuso (Julia's Little Sister)

At Snowbird, Utah’s Freeskiing World Championships last weekend, rookie Sara Mancuso, age 20, placed fifth and earned the Snowbird North Face Young Gun Award. We spoke to her while she was writing music on a pier by Lake Tahoe about her budding ski career and the influence of her older sister, Julia Mancuso, who won two silver medals at the 2010 Olympics.

Julia Wins Silver

Julia Mancuso Wins Second Silver Medal

After a silver medal in Wednesday's women's downhill, American Julia Mancuso nabbed the silver in Thursday's super combined, which includes a downhill run and a slalom run. Thanks to a gold medal in GS at the Torino Winter Olympics four years ago, that makes Julia the only American female ski racer to win three Olympic medals.

Bec de Rosses

Freeride World Tour: Racer Julia Mancuso is Competing in the Verbier Xtreme

As if two Olympic silver medals wasn't enough, ski racer Julia Mancuso has decided to take on the Verbier Xtreme this weekend, the final stop on this year's Freeride World Tour. The venue for the big-mountain competition is the Bec de Rosses, a massive face filled with rocky cliff bands and no-fall zones. Find out why Julia is taking on the challenge.

Julia Mancuso

Vonn Crashes; Julia Cries in Women's GS

It was an unlucky day for America's two top female ski racers: Lindsey Vonn crashed into the fence during the GS race and obstructed the run of her teammate Julia Mancuso, who was granted a rerun but finished a disappointing 1.30 seconds behind the current leader. The second run of the race takes place Thursday.