Lindsey Vonn is an Olympic gold medalist and a gorgeous celebrity who is dating Tiger Woods, but even she goes through some insecurities regarding body image.
Last year’s Met Costume Gala in New York City was tough for her to attend for that reason, the 29-year-old confesses. Vonn told SELF in its latest issue:
“It was hard to go ... with people who eat lettuce and a Diet Coke for dinner. It's difficult to be at events with a room full of women who weigh half as much as you do,”.
She doesn’t want to be like those girls, though. That she makes clear.
“I don't envy them, though, because so many of them are skinny-fat. They have more cellulite than most people. I feel like I need to give them a cheeseburger."
"It's sexy and beautiful to be strong.”
Her boyfriend helps her stay strong, she said, and not just physically. With Vonn unable to compete in the 2014 Olympics, she's leaned on Tiger more than ever.
“He's helped me stay patient through rehab,” she said.
“Golf is all about patience. He helped me take it one day at a time. I'd say, ‘Why can't I do this? I want to!’ And he'd say, ‘You'll get your chance. It will come.’”
“We're good for each other. I don't know what he's learned from me, to be honest. But we push each other and help each other when we're down.”
You won't see her in Sochi, unfortunately, due to her knee issues ... but you can see tons of great Lindsey Vonn photos below and become very jealous of Tiger:
1. Winter Hottie
Lindsey Vonn may ski in the Winter Olympics, but she's a big-time hottie. Look at her in this photo.
2. Lindsey Vonn Makes Skiing Hot
Skiing is a winter sport, but Lindsey Vonn could melt the snow right off the mountain.
3. Lindsey Vonn Photo
Ready to get up close and very personal with Lindsey Vonn? She's easily our favorite Olympian.
4. Lindsey Vonn Bikini Shot
Lindsey Vonn in a bikini in SELF. If that doesn't make you want to see the Olympics, what will?
6. Lindsey Vonn Bikini Pic
Lindsey Vonn in a gorgeous bikini photo in Sports Illustrated. Cold out there no?!
8. Tiger Woods, Lindsey Vonn
Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn are officially dating - they posed for some cute pics on her Facebook page, confirming it!
9. Lindsey Vonn at 2012 ESPYs
She's one of the best looking athletes of our time. Say hello, folks, to Lindsey Vonn!
10. The Talented and the Beautiful
Lindsey Vonn poses here for the 2010 Swimsuit Edition of Sports Illustrated. She combines beauty and talent.
11. Topless in the Cold
Isn't Lindsey Vonn freezing in this photo? We guess that's not the case when you're this hot as a human being.
12. Sports Illustrated Photo
Prior to the Winter Olympics, Lindsey Vonn lay back and took a break. We're lucky enough to get a glimpse at her doing just that.
13. Vonn, Lindsey
On looks alone, Lindsey Vonn is very pretty. But this ugly bathing suit sort of ruins it for us.
16. Lindsey Vonn Pic
Lindsey Vonn is more than a world champion skier. She's a certified beauty, as well.