Lindsey Vonn: “You Don’t Have to Be a Size 2 to Be Beautiful”

Following a bad ankle injury and very public breakup, Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn is stronger than ever. This is how she powered through—and what she's gunning for now.


17“You guys, did you hear that somebody was murdered in the basement here?”

Lindsey Vonn asks her cover shoot glam squad, who are gathered in the kitchen of California’s famous Sowden House, the rumored site of the unsolved 1947 murder of Elizabeth Short, aka the Black Dahlia.

Fortunately, Lindsey—the four-time World Cup champion and Olympic gold medal-winning skier—is bringing some positive energy to the alleged crime scene. She is in a good place: Her recent ankle injury (more on that later) is fully healed, she just took a much-needed girls’ vacation, and she’s been training her butt off—with the 2018 Winter Olympics, in South Korea, firmly in sight.

A competitive skier by the age of 10, Lindsey is used to growing up in the spotlight. But recently, the 31-year-old has had to endure a new level of public scrutiny, thanks to a nearly three-year romance with pro golfer Tiger Woods that ended in May 2015. While the tabloids speculate about her love life, she chooses to focus on her actual passion: The Lindsey Vonn Foundation, which she launched this year to help empower girls. Turns out, girl power is very much on her mind these days.