If you’ve got it, flaunt it!
After baring all in last year’s ESPN’s The Body Issue, Giancarlo Stanton is taking his modeling to the next level, gracing the latest cover of Sports Illustrated in nothing but body paint.
This week’s national cover: @Marlins slugger @Giancarlo818 is no paint-by-numbers star http://t.co/amCQTykcbwpic.twitter.com/RP7zt5DGep
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) February 25, 2015
The 6’6″ Marlins stud becomes the first ever male athlete to be body-painted for the magazine, as well as the first athlete to grace its cover in body paint.
It didn’t hurt that he was joined at the shoot by someone who knows a thing or two about getting their body painted: SI Swimsuit model Erin Heatherton, who gave Stanton some helpful insight.
Despite spending nearly 15 hours in the makeup chair, Stanton was all-smiles with artist Joanne Gair.
No word yet on whether the Marlins will be switching to painted uniforms this season — but we’ll be on the lookout…
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