The St. Paul born skier says it took 14 hours to apply the body paint-suit, but that the process was worth it. Lindsey Vonn is one of the most successful skiers in U.S. history. Vonn has won four World Cup overall championships, a gold medal in downhill skiing at the 2010 Olympics, and numerous other titles and awards. Now she'll be able to add swimsuit model to her resume.

Vonn recently traded in her ski gear for a body paint bikini.  Check out the pics below and look for the 'Sports Illustrated' swimsuit edition on newsstands now.

So excited to be part of this years Sports Illustrated Swimsuit! The body paint took 14 hours to put on but it was worth...

Posted by Lindsey Vonn on Monday, February 15, 2016