Olympic medalist Lindsey Vonn has traded in her downhill skis for high heels, with a schedule packed with one formal event after another, from the Academy of Country Music Awards earlier this month to the upcoming White House Correspondents dinner.
“I’ve been enjoying life since the Olympics,” says Vonn, in an interview while shooting a commercial for Under Armour. “I’m just doing fun things now. No workouts, no training. I’m just enjoying the time away from skiing after a lot of years of grinding it out.”
Saying, “I love getting dressed up,” she’s attended the U.S. ski team fundraiser in Denver and will be at the White House Correspondents dinner as NBC’s guest and at the Metropolitan Museum of Art gala in New York with designer Tory Burch.
Her post-Olympic highlight so far? “Doing a cameo on Law & Order, my favorite TV show. I got to play a jury foreman and had a line. I got to meet all my favorite actors, Jeremy (Sisto) and Anthony (Anderson). They were funny, cracking jokes between scenes. Alana de la Garza plays this real serious character but she’s hilarious.”
But Vonn has no plans to abandon skiing for Hollywood. “I’d do Law & Order again but we’re heading to Austria in June to start training for another ski season,” she says. Vonn is coached by her husband, former Olympic skier Thomas Vonn. “Hopefully, Tom and I will get a chance to go on a brief vacation before that.”