Former UFC champion Ronda Rousey stripped down and posed in a body-paint bathing suit for Sports Illustrated‘s upcoming swimsuit issue, in a cover shoot that inspires awe, envy and some practical questions, too – like, how does one pee in full body paint?
“You can actually [sit on a toilet] because [the paint] dries really fast,” Rousey told Ellen DeGeneres on Tuesday. “They do lots of layers. But you know, you have to like, dab and not wipe. You don’t want to undo – I don’t want to take off a tiger whisker.”
“I was one of the lucky few chosen to be a canvas for a hand-painted masterpiece that took 14 hours to put on,” Rousey revealed in a recent Instagram post.
The hand-painted masterpiece required a level of attention to detail that left Rousey feeling a little exposed.
“The only time I think I was really self-conscious was, like, you know, they gotta paint all of you,” she told DeGeneres. “And there was one point where they’re like, ‘Okay, bend over.’ ”
“There’s no not awkward way to do this It was really weird. It was kind of odd – a lot,” she continued. “But [the artist and I] were really like best friends by the time we got out of there. It’s a real good icebreaker.”