Stephanie Rice: Down Under Olympian

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Stephanie Rice burst onto the scene back in 2008 during the Beijing Summer Olympics, when she took home three gold medals and broke three world records too. She didn’t even give us a chance to ask who she was, before straight up destroying her competition in the pool.

The heartbreaker from Australia slowly began to grow into an international celebrity with clothing lines, magazine ads, commercials, and just about anything else you can sell with her name or face on it. She became the “IT” girl of the 2008 Olympics.

She still swims for Australia but didn’t earn any medals in 2012 as she spent most of the year recovering from shoulder surgery. All of that and she is only 25 years young today. Here is a gallery of her best work.