Sports Illustrated photo by Kayt Jones

Alex Morgan in a painted-on bikini

A photo of Alex Morgan in a painted-on bikini, which was published in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue of 2012. The magazine often features athletes in its swimsuit photo shoots. At that point, Alex Morgan was already a star for the U.S. Soccer national women's team, having scored two goals for the American side at the FIFA Women's World Cup in 2011. She went on to score two goals in the team's opening game against France in the 2012 Olympics in London.

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