Swimsuit models are not the only ones getting nearly-naked in the latest Sports Ilustrated Swimsuit issue. Professional golfer Natalie Gulbis took part in a body painting session that left her in nothing but some strategically-placed swaths of paint with golf balls on them.

In the pictures, it looks like she’s really wearing a bikini, but if you look closely enough, you can tell that she is not. Goodness. You get it, girl. You can see all the pictures at SI’s website.

Gulbis says in the behind-the-scenes video, “It was very cool that Sports Illustrated specifically had designed a suit for the shoot for me – the same suit that I was body-painted in … I thought the process would take a couple hours … twelve hours later they were still painting me. The process was incredible … I definitely felt like I was naked the entire time.”

Gulbis is a 29-year-old LPGA tour member, who has one tour win to her name, at the 2007 Evian Masters.

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."