Skier Mikaela Shiffrin Enjoys Upside-Down Swimsuit Moment

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Rebecca Cukier

Alpine skier Mikaela Shiffrin might be front-page news for returning to the World Cup after suffering a bout of COVID, but the 26-year-old has more than just skiwear floating around on her Instagram. Mikaela has been treating her 1 million followers to the odd moment not showing her bundled up for the slopes - these photos came swimsuit-clad, with the Colorado native seen enjoying a goofy and upside-down beach moment with brother Taylor Shiffrin.

Check out the photos, plus Shiffrin's COVID reveal below.

A Little Beach Fun

Scroll for the photos, ones already marking the #pandemic, but Mikaela was nowhere near herself getting COVID. She'd been photographed right at the edge of a lapping shore and during a fun moment - the blonde was upside-down while rocking a bright yellow bathing suit and using one hand to support herself.

The makeshift handstand came with bro Tyler dramatically striking an arm out - he was supporting his sister, though, holding onto one of her legs. Swipe for both shots below, scroll for more.

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This one was a "swipe for reality" situation. Anyone checking out the second photo saw Mikaela basically collapsing as her impressive pose fell apart - she took to her caption, writing: "Probably should have seen that coming🥴… (👉👉)."

The July 2021 shots have now caught over 38,000 likes, with fans writing: "The beauty of life is that you don't see everything coming." Another user joked: "Always good to have a spotter" with a wink emoji. Skip the jump for her COVID reveal.

COVID Reveal

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On December 27, 2021, and looking glum as she posed for a selfie, Shiffrin updated fans with news she'd tested positive.

"Hi everyone, I wanted to let you all know that I’m doing well, but unfortunately I had a positive COVID test," she wrote, continuing: "I am following protocol and isolating, and I will miss Lienz. Best of luck to my teammates…I’ll be cheering for you from afar. Thank you all for your support. I’ll see you in the new year. 🤍"

Still Finishes Second

She's back on the slopes! This week saw Mikaela in Zagreb, Croatia and back in the game as she came second after Slovakia's Petra Vlhova in the women's World Cup Slalom. Shiffrin was second-best by only five-tenths of a second. The skier took to Instagram with two photos of herself on the slopes and in full form. She wrote: "See you tomorrow, Zagreb" ahead of the competition, then returning to state:

"Feeling very grateful to be back racing again" with a smile emoji. For another famous ski face, check out Eileen Gu's Louis Vuitton swimsuit.