The newest edition of FHM in Australia features swimmer and Olympic favorite Stephanie Rice on the cover, and as you can see the world record holder in the 200 IM is an out of control sexpot. Why, is that eye makeup she's wearing? AND high heels???? What a tramp! I am astounded by these lewd photographs! …is what I would say if I were a Muslim extremist or the Australian press.
Rice's raunchy shoot on the eve of the Beijing Games is a risk, experts say. Not only will it increase pressure on her to perform in the pool, it will make her a target, former triathlon champion Nici Andronicus says…
Brand managers and strategists say the sexy images will do nothing for 19-year-old Rice's wholesome image.
I'm not the kind of person to find fault with something written by the mainstream press, but I'm pretty sure this is the same Stephanie Rice who got in trouble for having sexy Facebook photos and then did an underwear modeling campaign. So I'm not quite sure what they mean by wholesome. Maybe in Australia "sexy" means "tame" and "wholesome" means "edgy." Yeah, that might make more sense. I hear everything's backwards in Australia — like, the toilets flush weird, and they drive on the left, and prostitution is legal. Wait a second, hookers are legal there? So does that mean killing them is legal too? I'm not curious, I'm just asking for a friend who wants to know.