And the Gold Medal for Best Butt Goes To...

If you’re like me, you’ve been glued to the television during the current Winter Olympics, holding your breath during downhill skiing, wishing you could do a half pipe during snowboarding  and scratching your head at curling. But no 80 mph luge speed or hockey goal has had me oohing and aahing like the surprising breakout star of this year’s Olympics: The male ice skater butt.

My God, have you taken a look at these things? They’re like mini solar eclipses zooming around the rink – you know you’re not supposed to be looking at them but you simply can’t tear your eyes away. I haven’t seen this much meat on ice since I defrosted a turkey meatloaf for dinner last Wednesday. (Gawker has taken the time to compile a barely SFW list of bubble butt-shots for your perusal. And, not like Johnny Weir is in any way shy, but he seems to know he’s got back.)

The perky posteriors make sense, of course, when you imagine how strong these men are and how much they must train. And the shiny Spandex costumes don’t exactly hide the evidence. I just found it a wee bit distracting and, considering how often I find myself staring at other women’s bodies, quite liberating.

Up next: My breaking commentary on snowboarder Lindsey Jacobellis’ wild curls – just what product does she use to reduce frizz and is she ever tempted to use a flat-iron?

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