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“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
“[Designing an underwear line] is kind of just living my other dream. I am glad I can start it while I’m skiing even though my main focus is just to ski fast, it’s kind of getting the ball rolling. I hope to get the products in the stores at ski resorts and have it be a fun little thing you can buy on your way out.” —Julia Mancuso
“As far as modeling [the underwear], it’s all about expressing myself creatively, as well. And I just think it’s great for everyone. You should do what you want. I don’t think there should be any criticism.” —Julia Mancuso
“Female athletes putting themselves out there—I think it’s great because we all wear bikinis, what’s there to hide? We’re female athletes, these are our bodies. No, we’re not models, but we know how to rock it.” —Julia Mancuso
For more information or to make a purchase, check out www.juliamancuso.com/shopping/kissmytiara