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Danica Patrick's Honest Admission On Posing For Sports Illustrated

Danica Patrick speaking to the media.

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 14: Danica Patrick, driver of the #7 GoDaddy Chevrolet, talks to the media during the Daytona 500 Media Day at Daytona International Speedway on February 14, 2018 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images)

Danica Patrick was a race car driver for most of her life, but after posing for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue multiple times, she revealed that she often dreamed of being a model, too.

The famous race car driver turned business woman posed for the iconic Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue multiple times.

“I had so much fun. It was a great experience and I loved it completely. Like, I wish I was a swimsuit model because it was really fun,” Patrick told Sports Illustrated.

Patrick was technically on the cover at one point in her career.

“You could actually say I was on the cover,” Patrick said in an interview. “I had a little image in the top right corner of the cover. I think Bar Refaeli was the cover girl that year.”


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Patrick is one of several notable athletes to pose for the iconic Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue, which will be released later this spring.

A behind-the-scenes look at the issue can be viewed here.