If you've seen this year's Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue, you may have seen a girl that looked a little familiar. But, what's she doing in a bathing suit instead of her racing one??
I'm talking about Danica Patrick, who became the first woman to win an Inday car race, with her win at the 2008 Indy Japan 300. The girl can drive! What I find funny is that any male athlete can pose for a health magazine, or endorse any product, and he is just "cashing in". But a girl decides to use her notority to pose in a swimsuit magazine, among others, and there are people out there that judge her. They say, "She needs to make up her mind. Is she a racer or a model?" I say, "Why can't she be both?"
However, I did find it sad that when I 'googled' her name, instead of her racing accomplishments coming up, it was mostly links to her photos. It just goes to show that when it comes to women, it's looks that get you ahead, and that's discouraging. She's worked for years to become the driver that she is and she should receive credit for her efforts. Everything else should just be icing on the cake.
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Posted by Jenny Wagner at 7:59 AM