However, I had to bring it back for this month simply because I couldn’t ignore this month’s winner. I’ve been watching and crushing on her for the last two weeks and grow (intended this time) more infatuated with her by the day.
Who?: Only one of our most successful women’s alpine skiers in U.S. history. She’s talented, young, beautiful, and….overlooked.
I’m not talking about Linsey Vonn, who seems to wipe out as often as she medals; I’m referring to Julia Mancuso.
Let’s start with the obvious:
- 2 silver medals in 2010 Olympics.
- Gold medal in 2006 Olympics which she won while barely being able to walk due to an inch long bone spur lodged in her hip socket. YeeOUCH!
- 8 medals (a record, by the way) during her years at the Junior World Championships, including 5 gold medals between 2002 and 2004.
- 3 medals at World Championships.
- 19 top 3 finishes in World Cup races with 4 wins.
Oh, and she likes to model lingerie. Maybe I should have mentioned that first?
I don't even ski and suddenly want those boots
What Else?: While I’m fairly certain the section above should have clinched the deal, I’ll go with it.
Mancuso is one of the few athletes that seems to be enjoying herself. If you witnessed her joy at the bottom of the downhill event you can see she’s a born goofball. She mini jumped around while wearing skis but when that didn’t express her joy to her satisfaction, she fell down flat on her back and pumped her legs in the air. This was for second place and seemed happier than Vonn who won gold.
She also has a great sense of humor about herself. After being dubbed a princess by her ski coaches for her opinionated manner, she picked up a tiara and wears it whenever she medals. If you look closely there is even one painted on her ski helmet.
I want to see her wearing JUST the tiara
That All?: Damn, that’s still not enough?
Well, she does have a ‘party girl’ vibe to her and has no problems having herself get felt up by other women which instantly evokes all sort of fantasies that I won’t get into here.
Bikini + hot tub + beer + Mancuso = BeachBum fantasy
She also surfs (Google that for bikini shots), paints and designs clothing. Still not good enough? How about her plans to expand her hoodie clothing line towards her own lingerie line?
That’s right. Twenty five year old, multi medal winning skier, who is hot and adorable and enjoys life will be designing sexy women’s underwear.
Julia, if you need help with fitting or ideas just ask. I’ll arrange my schedule around yours for that opportunity.
Let’s congratulate Julia Mancuso for the most important win of her month: BeachBum’s Crush of the Month. Sadly, there is no medal for this win. Just bragging rights.
Today’s distraction: 10 reasons to avoid talking on the phone. Enjoy the weekend!