For as long as most people can remember, Lindsey Vonn has been the face of the United States Winter Olympic team. However, at 33 years of age, it’s very likely that the 2018 games will be her last appearance on the Olympic stage. Fortunately, Team USA has a young alpine ski racer who is ready to carry the torch and become America’s new sweetheart. That person is none other than a 22-year-old slalom specialist by the name of Mikaela Shiffrin.
Having already captured Olympic gold, Shiffrin has the credentials to be the next big thing. Moreover, much like Vonn, the 5-foot-7 blonde also has a marketable appearance that will likely catch the attention of many male viewers.
The native of Vail, Colorado continues to build on the success she had at the 2014 Winter Olympics and looks to catapult herself into superstardom, by once again reaching the pinnacle of athletic excellence in 2018.
The fact that Shiffrin is still in her early 20s means that she very well could be a mainstay at the Winter Olympics for years to come, and after seeing the 15 photos featured in our article, that is something a lot of folks will be excited about. With that in mind, here are 15 photos of one the hottest ladies to ever compete in the cold.
15 Getting Some Air
Here we see Mikaela Shiffrin demonstrating an impressive vertical leap while still managing to be able to smile for the camera. The blonde superstar demonstrates some of the athleticism that helped make her an Olympic champion. Moreover, the form-fitting workout attire helps Shiffrin showcase the type world class physique that is often only obtained by athletes competing at the highest level. When it comes to making great photos, Mikaela Shiffrin appears to have gotten the jump on the rest of the pack.
Fun Fact: Shiffrin was born in Vail, Colorado, a town with roughly 5,483 residents. Vail is best known for being a hub for winter sports. It is also home to the Vail Mountain Ski Resort which is located on the largest mountain in the state of Colorado.
14 Step By Step
Mikaela Shiffrin shows her fans how she always manages to stay in such great shape with this Instagram post. Here we see the gold medalist running up and down the stairs in workout shorts and a sports bra. She appears to be focused and determined in this particular instance. The caption below the image reads, “So if you think you’re tough, give me all your love, and I’ll give you every little piece of me.” Music fans may recognize the quote from the song “The Pageant of the Bizarre,” by recording artists, Zero 7. The post was apparently a hit with her followers, as it received over 26,000 likes on the social media site Instagram.
Fun Fact: Mikaela Shiffrin was born on March 13th which makes her a Pisces, for those who are into zodiac signs.
13 The Espy Awards
The ESPY Awards offer athletes who are often stuck wearing uniforms or equipment a chance to dress up and look they're very best. As we can see here, Mikaela Shiffrin took full advantage of the opportunity with her stunning black dress. The 5-foot-7 skier shines on the red carpet with an outfit that likely turned more than a few heads that evening. Shiffrin looks red carpet ready in this dazzling photograph.
Fun Fact: Mikaela Shiffrin comes from a family of skiers. Her father Jeff raced for Dartmouth College, and her mother Eileen skied in high school while growing up in northwestern Massachusetts. Unsurprisingly, her older brother Taylor also skied for the University of Denver. Given her family background, Mikaela Shiffrin seemed destined to at least attempt to become a skier.
12 Captain Marvel
In this pic, we see Mikaela Shiffrin modeling with her ski in an outfit similar to the one worn by the comic book hero Captain Marvel. Fans may also remember Lindsey Vonn posing an outfit like this one. Both blonde bombshells did more than their fair share in making this gear popular among ski fans around the world. If Captain Marvel were a real person, she would most definitely approve of this photo.
Fun Fact: In March of 2011, Mikaela Shiffrin made her World Cup debut when she was only 15 years old. She would turn 16 a few weeks later and go on to win the slalom title at the U.S. National Championships. By doing so, Shiffrin made history, having become the youngest American to capture a national alpine title.
11 White Out
This majestic photo features Mikaela Shiffrin looking like an action hero in her faltering, white attire. The artistic image shows the Olympic standout leaping from the snow with some additional photoshopped effects for good measure. The skiing starlet looks ready to conquer the world, in a photo her fans are sure to remember. Shiffrin’s beauty is undeniable in this outstanding image which is among her very best.
Fun Fact: Mikaela Shiffrin has made several high profile appearances over the course of her amazing career. Following her first World Cup win, she was interviewed on the Late Show with David Letterman in 2013. Shiffrin was also featured on the National Public Radio (NPR) show Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! If all goes well in Pyeongchang, we will likely be seeing more of the talented skier on popular programs.
10 Yoga Pants
Yoga pants are easily one of the most popular articles of clothing on the planet right now. One can hardly walk down the street without seeing a woman sporting a pair of these cozy looking bottoms. That being said, there are few females out there who can rock a pair of yoga pants like this 22-year-old gold medal winner. The stylish athleisurewear helps to showcase the powerful athletes toned lower half in this incredible photograph. Mikaela Shiffrin shows that she is among the most photogenic athletes in the world with this pic.
Fun Fact: When Mikaela Shiffrin captured her Olympic gold medal back in 2014, she made history by becoming the youngest woman (at 18 years and 345 days) to take the top spot in the slalom event.
9 It's About Time
This image proves that Mikaela Shiffrin is one to watch. Even with an impressive timepiece in the backgroun, it can be difficult for one to take their eyes off of the lovely skiing sensation. Her stylish dress and warm smile help to make this a photo her supporters can definitely get behind. Moreover, based on the over 16,500 likes this picture received, it’s fair to say her followers appreciated the shot as well. Posts like this are a big part of the reason Shiffrin was able to gain over 475,000 followers on Instagram.
Fun Fact: Back in December of 2011, Mikaela Shiffrin was able to secure 3rd place in a World Cup slalom event held in Lienz, Austria. This would mark the first time she took to the podium the World Cup.
8 Workout Gear
Mikaela Shiffrin proves that she doesn’t need to be wearing a fancy dress in order to get folks attention. In fact, some simple workout attire will more than do the trick. In this shot we see the Olympic powerhouse enjoying a beverage while flashing a warm smile in the cameraperson’s direction. The outfit helps to draw attention to the World Cup winners flawless abs, which are likely the result of countless hours spent in the gym.
Fun Fact: Shiffrin’s best event is slalom. For those unfamiliar, slalom is an event which involved skiing between gates or poles. The poles in slalom are spaced closer together than in other events like downhill and giant slalom. Their spacing forces skiers to execute quicker and shorter turns in order to be successful.
7 Black Dress
The caption below this pic reads, “What a fun night! It’s cool to come to different sporting events and learn about the intricacies of the sport. There are actually quite a few similarities between show jumping and ski racing! Also fun to get all dressed up once in a while!” Speaking of getting “all dressed up,” the blonde queen of the ice looks phenomenal in her fashionable black dress. Just under 12,000 likes feels like far too few for a photograph this excellent. Shiffrin looks ready for the runway in this eye-catching attire.
Fun Fact: At just 17 years of age, Mikaela Shiffrin was able to win her first World Cup race. By doing so, she made history by becoming the second youngest woman to win an alpine World Cup event.
6 Winning The Gold Medal
Here we have Mikaela Shiffrin posing her Olympic gold medal which she won back in 2014. For that very reason, one might reasonably guess that this probably one her personal favorite photos. The young skier looked to be in peak physical condition back when this photo was captured. It’s reasonable to assume that Shiffrin had been hitting the weights pretty hard prior to her 2014 run in Sochi and results are clearly evident. One might even go so far to as to say this image is the gold standard when it comes to Mikaela Shiffrin pics.
Fun Fact: At the 2014 Winter Olympics, Shiffrin won a gold medal in the women’s slalom competition. She beat two Austrian skiers, Marlies Schild and Kathrin Zettel who won the silver and bronze respectively.
Mikaela Shiffrin posts more lyrics from the band Zero 7’s song “The Pageant of the Bizarre.” The post reads, “It’s never going to be normal, you and me. What you’re signing on for is a storm at sea.” The Olympian has posted quotes from this particular song on multiple occasions, leading one to believe that this probably one of her favorite workout jams. This photo shows the 5-foot-7 superstar gearing up for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, much the delight of roughly 16,000 Instagram followers.
Fun Fact: Mikaela Shiffrin starred in an NBC television special called How to Raise an Olympian, back in 2014. Television personality Meredith Vieira hosted the special, which followed the lives of seven Olympic athletes and included interviews with their coaches and family members.
4 Fun Hat
Here we see Mikaela Shiffrin attending the Prix de Diane a horserace in Chantilly, France, which is held annually during the month of June. Like most horse races, the Prix de Diane is quite the fashionable event which often features some unique outfits. In this photo, Shiffrin can be seen sporting a stylish dress and a hat that can only be described as unique. For a 22-year-old, Mikaela Shiffrin has demonstrated a sophisticated and mature fashion sense with many of the outfits she’s worn in our feature.
Fun Fact: The Prix de Diane showcases three-year-old fillies covering a distance of 2,100 meters, which equates to roughly a mile. The event was originally established all the way back in 1848 and is also referred to as the French Oaks.
3 Dressed In Pink
Here we see Mikaela Shiffrin attending the Kentucky Oaks a race which is traditionally held the Friday before the Kentucky Derby. In this post we see Shiffrin giving us her best Marilyn Monroe impression in her fetching pink dress. The outfit and hat seem like a perfect choice for the prestigious event. Apparently, the almost 10,000 people who liked the photo on social media, appreciate the light-hearted image. Shiffrin seems to know how to keep her Instagram followers engaged with fun photographs such as this one.
Fun Fact: The Kentucky Oaks is a horse race that is held every year in the month of May. It’s a race that features three-year-old Thoroughbreds running a little over a mile. The winner of the prestigious event receives around $600,000 in prize money.
2 With Missy Franklin
Never take yourself too seriously... Which is easy when you're around someone with as contagious of a smile as @missyfranklin88! It's been 2 years of everyone telling us we HAVE to meet each other... Well we finally did! And I do not claim responsible for whatever shenanigans we may get into in the future 😉✌🏻️😘🤗😈
In this shot, Mikaela Shiffrin can be seen hanging out with another Olympic standout, swimmer Missy Franklin. Franklin, much like her photo mate Shiffrin, has also captured Olympic gold. Based on the caption, it appears that this is the first encounter between these two world-class athletes. In the post, Shiffrin writes, “ It’s been 2 years of everyone telling us we HAVE to meet each other… Well, we finally did! And I do not claim responsible (responsibility) for whatever shenanigans we may get into in the future.” It sounds like the two young ladies hit it off nicely.
Fun Fact: Missy Franklin is an Olympic swimmer out of Pasadena, California. She has captured an impressive five Olympic medals (four gold and one bronze) over the course of her career.
1 Going Outside
In this photo, we see Mikaela Shiffrin with her hair looking quite a bit fuller than usual and shoes that appear to have come straight out the future. It almost looks like the alpine skier stepped out of a fashion show being held which was being held in the cabin. Jokes aside, this is an excellent photograph that helps to showcase the 5-foot-7 blonde's athletic frame. When she finally decides to hang up her skis, Shiffrin might want to consider a career in modeling, based on photo such as this. This snowy shot is easily among the best photos of the Olympic standout.
Fun Fact: In total, Mikaela Shiffrin has won the slalom World Cup title on four separate occasions with her most recent win coming in the 2017 season.