Figure Skating denied that race or beauty played any role in their decision rather, they judged her based on her body of workand Wagner herself could not understand why she became the target of vitriol on Twitter. Many other winter Olympic athletes have posed for the Body Issue, including snowboarder Gretchen Bleiler on one of the covers above. Beautiful sexy young woman in casual clothes studio portrait on pastel blue background. Model with light nude make-up, white background Model with light nude make-up, white background. Sport, fitness, workout Female athlete using fitness app on her smart watch to monitor workout performance. Smiling woman pointing with both hands. She was reassured when her mom saw the picture.
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Commercials like these suggest that things have gotten better for women athletes in the marketing world. Figure Skating of giving Wagner one of the most heavily-endorsed athletes of the games and the face of CoverGirl cosmetics a spot on the team because of her appearance, not her skill. Attractive female athlete using fitness app on her smart watch to monitor workout performance Fit athletic woman standing in a forest, sweating and taking a break from intense workout. Model with light nude make-up, white background Model with light nude make-up, white background. Summer Olympian and hurdler Lolo Jones—who is competing now in the Winter Olympics as a bobsledder—has also been accused of leveraging her looks for fame. Twenty years ago, most moms would have balked at even the suggestion of such a picture. Gorgeous trendy young woman in party outfit celebrating birthday.