Natalie Gulbis: Paint stripper!

LPGA Tour star in new 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition

Fri, 17 Feb 2012

With a solitary LPGA Tour victory to her name, it is fair to say Natalie Gulbis has always garnered more attention for her looks than her golf game. And judging by her last photo shoot, that view isn't going to change anytime soon.

If you look carefully, you will notice the TaylorMade staffer isn’t wearing a swimsuit at all. It’s just clever artwork.

“Anyone who has ever done swimsuit or fashion modeling, or as an athlete, just to be invited is a huge honour,” said the 29-year-old. 

“It’s something I’ve wanted to be a part of for quite a few years and I was so excited when they asked me.”

Gulbis is just one of three athletes included in the bodypainting section of the new 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, with soccer ace Alex Morgan and swimmer Natalie Coughlin.

Click here to see pictures of Gulbis from the 2012 SI Swimsuit Edition, available now. 

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