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Remember when we invited soccer WAGs to come and get body painted for our 2010 issue? Well, that's our Throwback Thursday treat for ya

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WHEN THE 2010 Swimsuit Issue rolled around we were searching for a clever way to tie in the approaching World Cup when one of our writers, who apparently spends a good deal of his time with his nose in the "lads mags" came up with the idea of using soccer WAGs—wives and girlfriends—for our body painting feature. Thankfully four of them jumped when we asked: Sarah Brandner (girlfriend of German midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger), Abbey Clancey (then fiancee, now wife of English striker Peter Crouch), Bethany Dempsey (wife of U.S. mifielder/captain Clint Dempsey) and Melissa Satta (now ex-girlfriend of Italian striker Christian Vieri, but he's retired anyway, so meh—we're more interested in her anyway).

GALLERY: The glorious results (photos by Yu Tsai; body painting by Joanne Gair)

 

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