We love watching Kerri Walsh Jennings and Misty May-Treanor, the two-time Olympic champions, play beach volleyball in the Olympics. But as the female athletes lunge and jump in the sand, wearing nothing on their lower halves but those small bikini bottoms, we can't help but wonder: how do they stay so, well, hairless? How intense of a bikini wax must beach volleyball players (and gymnasts, for that matter) get?
Luckily the famous pair opened up to Allure this month, dishing on that pesky bikini line. So how do Kerri and Misty cope with the constant bikini waxes?
They don't. "I hate getting waxed," Walsh Jennings told Allure (a girl after our own hearts!) "Waxing makes me want to punch someone in the face. But I don’t want to be self-conscious and worry about my bikini line when I’m playing, so [I use] lasers."
They could, of course, just forgo the bikini bottoms altogether and wear shorts. For the first time ever in the history of Olympic beach volleyball, female athletes are permitted to wear long shorts and tops with sleeves. But Kerri and Misty have been bikini devotees from the beginning. "I love our uniforms," Kerri once said. "You don't want to be wearing big, baggy shorts. They get in the way."
We'd imagine that another physical obstruction might be a large chest. But Kerri tells Allure, "Of course my tops are padded!" (Wait, "of course"? We definitely did not assume that.) Kerri adds that while Misty's never had issues in the chest department, she's contemplated breast implants, currently feeling "60-40 against it."
We're inclined to fall in the "against" camp -- wouldn't it be difficult to do all that leaping and flying with two extra volleyballs attached to your chest? Kerri, we love you just the way you are.
For more on May-Treanor and Walsh Jennings (and nine more "alluring" female athletes), head to Allure.com.
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