Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Four Words: Naked Female Speed Skater

I love the headline for this story.

Skater hopes racy pics are noticed (Stuff)

Uh, she's naked. I think they will get noticed.

International speedskating star Nicole Begg is hoping to lift her international profile and that of her sport by undressing.
Not sure about her sports profile, but I know something is lifting.
Nineteen-year-old Begg, of Timaru, has had photographs taken for overseas magazines and websites.

The world champion said she was a bit nervous at the start of the shoot but decided it was no worse than what could be seen on most European beaches.

"Lots of sports stars, both male and female, have done this sort of thing."

Often they have done it for big money offers from magazines, but Begg's motivation is to raise her profile in the hope of attracting a sponsor and also to promote inline skating.
Well, it's working! I am all over inline skating the next time it's, uh, hmm... how can I see inline skating anyway? Anyone? Little help here.
Begg's father Bill, a coach, said his daughter had also posed for the photographs because the official World Inline Cup magazine wanted a sexier image. "It got beach volleyball in the Olympics and that's where we would love to be."
O.K. Now I am just creeped out. Lifting - over.

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