When it comes to expanding her celebrity, Michelle Jenneke still has some wiggle room. The Australian hurdler now appears in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, and those interested in getting a behind-the-scenes look at her photo shoot can watch the video above.
Jenneke, 19, has used her killer smile, world-class bod and YouTube fame off her pre-race bouncing at the IAAF World Junior Championship last summer to overcome moderate cred as a competitor. (She's still more than a second slower than fellow Aussie and Olympic champ Sally Pearson.)
But at least for Jenneke's SI bikini shoot, the stopwatch is off.
"I looked at the pictures and I think, wow, is that really me?" Jenneke says in video.
In December, the young athlete appeared as a lonely man's fantasy object in a comedy short by The Chive. She did her well known gyrating dance in the skit, just as she did when the Internet took notice of her charms.
By the looks of her Sports Illustrated shoot, she's just getting warmed up.