English model and TV presenter Abigail Clancy was featured in a fun and unique SI Swimsuit bodypaint photoshoot in 2010. She worked with photographer Yu Tsai and makeup artist Joanne Gair and donned a painted-on English soccer jersey just around her shoulders and a blue-and-white checkered bikini with adorable frilly details underneath. The mom of four shares her kids Sophia, Liberty, Jack and Johnny with former athlete Peter Crouch. The couple cohost a podcast together called The Therapy Crouch.
“Since I was a little girl, just the whole image of Sports Illustrated, the most beautiful women in the world, strong, powerful, sexy, gorgeous, and I just can’t believe I’m part of it, to be honest,” the 37-year-old said at the time of the New York City in-studio feature. “I’ve been stripped and sprayed in places you can’t imagine but I’m having fun. It’s so funny at the beginning of the day when you’re naked you’re a bit like ‘ooh.’ And then by the end of the day you’re just walking around because you feel clothed. It definitely looks like clothes even though I’m completely naked, laying, sprawled around a room of strangers.”
View some stunning and quirky behind the scenes pics from the photoshoot here.
Clancy was a runner-up on 2006’s Britain’s Next Top Model and the winner of Strictly Come Dancing in 2013. She began serving as a host on the modeling show in 2015.
Below are four of our favorite photos from her 2010 SI Swimsuit bodypaint spread.