Lindsey Vonn Admits Weight Insecurities, Cites 'Skinny-Fat' Celebs

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By Emma Koonse , Christian Post Reporter
January 23, 2014|4:15 pm

Lindsey Vonn may be a world-class skier, but the Olympic star is no exception to the pressure in Hollywood to be thin.

The four-time overall World Cup champion opened up about worries about weight, and even admitted to having cellulite in a recent interview.

"It was hard to go to the Met Ball with people who eat lettuce and Diet Coke for dinner," she candidly explained to Self magazine, referring to the annual fashion event in New York City.

"It's difficult to be at events with a room full of women who weight half as much as you do," Vonn continued. "That's always tough."

However, the Olympic skier took solace in knowing that most celebrities are "skinny-fat."

"They have more cellulite than most people," Vonn told the magazine. "I feel like I need to give them a cheeseburger. It's sexy and beautiful to be strong."

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"Skinny-fat" is a term often used to describe people who are thin but lack any muscle and have more body fat than usual.

Meanwhile, Vonn was "devastated" to confirm that she was pulling out of the Sochi Olympics earlier this month.

The downhill skier released a statement confirming the news via Facebook on Tuesday, Jan. 7.

"I am devastated to announce that I will not be able to compete in Sochi," she wrote. "I did everything I possibly could to somehow get strong enough to overcome having no ACL but the reality has sunk in that my knee is just too unstable to compete at this level."

Despite her disappointment, Vonn went on to call on the silver lining of the situation- that one of her teammates could now compete in her place.

"Thank you all so much for all the love and support," she concluded. "I will be cheering for all of the Olympians and especially team USA! XO Lindsey."

Furthermore, Vonn's rep cited her crash in France where her knee gave out during a downhill race on Dec. 21.

"After the incident in Val D'Isere, an MRI showed an MCL sprain, which coupled with the torn ACL, has made it impossible to stabilize her knee and be ready to safely ski again next month," the rep said in a statement, according to UsWeekly.

It was also revealed that Vonn must undergo knee surgery rather than head to Russia next month.

"She will have knee surgery shortly and is expected to make a full recovery in time for the 2014/15 World Cup season and the 2015 World Alpine Ski Championships in Vail-Beaver Creek," the rep said.

The Sochi Winter Olympics take place on Feb. 7 to the 23rd in Sochi, Russia.

 

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