The most decorated American alpine skier in Olympic history is Julia Mancuso. In addition to being the most decorated American Olympic alpine skier in history, Julia Mancuso is also one hot woman.
The following is a bio of Julia Mancuso, accompanied by a slideshow of 20 hot photos of Julia Mancuso. Enjoy the photos in the slideshow, and watch for Julia Mancuso at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Julia will be there with bells on, and because of her great looks she will be hard to miss.
Bio of Olympic skier Julia Mancuso
Julia Mancuso was born on March 9, 1984, in Reno, Nevada. Julia started skiing at a young age, and she graduated from the Winter Sports School in Park City, Utah, in 2000. The Winter Sports School is a college prep high school for dedicated and elite winter sports athletes.
Julia Mancuso made her World Cup debut in 1999, and she proceeded to win gold medals at the Junior World Championships in 2002, 2003, and 2004. In 2005, Julia Mancuso started having success on the World Cup circuit, and in 2006, she won the gold medal in the Giant Slalom at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin.
When Julia Mancuso won the gold medal at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin she became something of a celebrity. Julia tends to go her own way, and she wore a tiara on the podium at the 2006 Winter Olympics, which garnered her additional publicity.
At the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Julia Mancuso followed up her 2006 gold medal by winning silver medals in both the Downhill and Combined events. Lindsey Vonn (see hot photos of Lindsey here) won the gold medal in the downhill in Vancouver, so Team USA won the gold and the silver medals in the women's Downhill in 2010.
The three Olympic medals won by Julia Mancuso makes her the most decorated American athlete in alpine skiing in Olympic history. Julia is looking to add to her medal totals at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
The publicity Julia Mancuso generated by winning a gold and two silver medals at the Winter Olympics has made her a celebrity. Julia is also a model, sometimes modeling lingerie, and she has had sponsorship deals with companies like Lange, Vokl, Head, and Rossignol. Julia Mancuso was also featured in a Visa commercial during the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Unfortunately, Julia Mancuso is also somewhat famous because of who her father is. Julia's father is Ciro Mancuso, a former drug kingpin who was arrested in the 1990s for running a $140 million drug smuggling operation.
On June 27, 1995, Ciro Mancuso was sentenced to nine years in prison on the drug charges. Ciro Mancuso was able to receive such a light sentence, and he was allowed to keep $5 million of his illegal profits, because he greatly cooperated with authorities in other drug related cases. Ciro Mancuso was released from prison in 1999 or 2000.
20 Hot photos of USA Olympic skier Julia Mancuso
Hope you enjoy the hot photos of Julia Mancuso in the slideshow. Watch for Julia Mancuso on the slopes at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.