Posted: 1:24 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014
Believe it or not, Lindsey Vonn Struggles with body image just like you and I.
Opening up to SELF about what it was like attending last year’s Met Costume Gala in NYC, Tiger Woods girlfriend says, “It was hard to go … with people who eat lettuce and a Diet Coke for dinner. It’s difficult to be at events with a room full of women who weigh half as much as you do,”.
But Vonn reveals, “I don’t envy them, though, because so many of them are skinny-fat. They have more cellulite than most people. I feel like I need to give them a cheeseburger. It’s sexy and beautiful to be strong.”
Vonn adds that Tiger helps her stay strong, especially when it came to not being able to compete in the 2014 Olympics due to her knee injury. “He’s helped me stay patient through rehab,” she said, adding, “Golf is all about patience. He helped me take it one day at a time. I’d say, ‘Why can’t I do this? I want to!’ And he’d say, ‘You’ll get your chance. It will come.’”
“We’re good for each other. I don’t know what he’s learned from me, to be honest. But we push each other and help each other when we’re down,” Vonn adds.