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Sports Illustrated to feature fully-clothed woman on cover

Sports Illustrated magazine will feature a fully-clothed woman on its cover next month with teenage Sochi Games gold medalist Mikaela Shiffrin.

The 18-year-old prodigious talent, who is the first American woman to win the slalom event in over four decades, has been dubbed by the magazine America’s “New Teen Idol.”

The image of her wearing a Team USA Olympic uniform and her gold medal is in stark contrast to most Sports Illustrated covers where women are generally clad in little more than a string bikini.

Shiffrin is the youngest Olympian – woman or man – to win the event in the history of the Winter Games, turning the Colorado teenager into an American golden girl.

Slalom, which involves skiing between poles in quick and short turns, is one of the technical, as opposed to speed, events of alpine ski racing.

A usual Sports Illustrated cover, featuring three scantily-clad models.

A usual Sports Illustrated cover, featuring three scantily-clad models.

A usual Sports Illustrated cover, featuring three scantily-clad models.

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