July 1, 2009

The controversial and very expensive Jaked J01 swimsuit splits open at the rear.

And poor Flavia Zoccari is disqualified and embarrassed. Still, it's okay to look at the picture if you want.

56 comments:

Big Mike said...

Is it "Jaked" or "naked"?

Who did the swim suit company use for their models? Swimmers in certain strokes like butterfly and breaststroke rely pretty heavily on hip and thigh muscles, and are a long way from the androgynous, curve-free look of your standard fashion model.

NKVD said...

Wanted to swim race
Instead, expensive suit burst
Now she's butt of jokes.

Also, snow falling on pines...

Lem said...

Don’t worry Mr. Mustberger I got you.
I got you by your pants
.

The Hudsucker Proxy

nansealinks said...

really if she is an olympic swimmer and spent hours and hours in the pool, it is not the first time her crack shows.

Really i gotta think swimmers are the most comfortable people with their bodies and embarassment? isn't about the body at all but about the audience.

Do you swim, Ann?

TRO said...

My kingdom for a zipper.

Penny said...

Embarrassed, and not a single towel in sight.

AllenS said...

Michelle Obama just returned her Jaked J01 swimsuit.

Eric said...

...really if she is an olympic swimmer and spent hours and hours in the pool, it is not the first time her crack shows.

Why would you think that? They don't use these kind of suits for practice - competition suits are fragile and expensive.

nansealinks said...

certainly a race is different than practice, but ann posts this as an illustration of what?

and the daily mail as a competitive swimming source?

fragile expensive and tailored, or not?

Bruce Hayden said...

I think that disappointment would be sufficient for her tears here, and maybe the embarrassment of screwing up her race in such a manner. No need to question whether she was embarrassed displaying this portion of her body.

John Lynch said...

Her tan lines show that she usually wears something else practicing.

I wonder if there's a sponsorship deal.

kathleen said...

shoot, if i looked like her i'd save that photo of my posterior for posterity. In 40 years she'll be thrilled it happened.

chuckR said...

duct tape

what? it works for everything else

nansealinks said...

funny,

while in living in europe my family once madea family scrapbook as a gift for my parents.

i was the kid photographed the least and with the worst shots. On my page, my sisters put in a picture of me sticking my butt out with a hole in my underwear (where nothing shows put my thigh) anyway, it was then that i realized that i had evil stepsisters.

MadisonMan said...

I wonder if there's a sponsorship deal.

The article notes that Jaked sponsors the Italian team.

Re: Duct tape, yes, it would work, but there would be no time to apply it. I'm guessing the suit split when she took her mark. She'd be DQed for delay of meet long before she could apply the tape. (I've seen some suits duct taped on the inside at the seams).

Lem said...

She is no longer torned about posing for Playboy.

Elliott A said...

Technology does not always work

bearbee said...

Attractive strong swimmers body.

What rule for disqualification?

Would she be disqualified if had it ripped mid-swim?

Swim with it all hanging out, I say!

Lem said...

She was warned about the conolies ;)

bearbee said...

Cheeky!

traditionalguy said...

Was she disqualified for mooning the judges. No wonder she is crying. The old prayer "Thank God I am not a woman", comes to mind. Boys her age would still be laughing.

chuckR said...

All women's swimsuits should be standardized and look like what Helena Bonham Carter is wearing a few entries back. Winner is the one who doesn't drown.

nansealinks said...

"no longer torned about posing for Playboy."


now i think that is silly as an observation and a dumb joke.

see i think all of my secret body parts have been seen somewhere in the last years of my swimming nipples, cracks, etc. I've had my suit rip like that too.

fact is i still wouldn't pose for playboy if i had that kind of body. i don't need the money or that company.

something about keeping my body as a temple that has brainwashed me since youth. and that's why i work out and practice, and accidents happen, but not will full expositions. some one else can who wants to do that. maybe farrah fawcettt.

Lem said...

You're tearing me apart, Lisa!

nansealinks said...

and if anybody here saw my belly dancing pictures on my website as posing for playboy, please, go to the library and read a book about mental health and physical care. then come back with your psychological reviews and i might puke on my screen.

bearbee said...

Winner is the one who doesn't drown.

I was just wondering if they have swim competitions in Saudi Arabia.

I guess not.

nansealinks said...

perhaps in some arab countries they have separate bath houses.

traditionally it is where eunuchs guarded the kings chambers. But i hope now even if the girls are bathing alone it aint a group of them for the king and that they have practiced enough frog kick to guard themselves to a degree which can be expected.

and not that they are amazons and dont need the men either.

MadisonMan said...

What rule for disqualification?

I'm not certain of FINA rules, but USA Swimming Rules state that suits must be non-transparent and conform to the current concept of appropriate. (Rule 102.9.1.B)

Patrick said...

Big Mike, I think these are individually tailored. I don't think they are aimed at swimsuit models.

Don't be silly!

James said...

I think the headline "It’s a very realistic looking portrait. There are some interesting features..." would have done for this post as well.

Big Mike said...

@Patrick, why can't I be silly?

But more to the point, my wife, who is a long way from fat, complains that she can't fit off the rack clothes at Macy's or most other retailers. They're apparently cut for A or B cups and narrow hips. If the suit is individually tailored, then they got it dead wrong for poor Flavia. But if it's not, then what was the body shape they designed it around?

nansealinks said...

swimmers are poured into these suits. they take time to get into.the seams are ultrasonically bonded, but the ultrasound must have been listening to a different drummer that day.

dbp said...

Having seen the pictures with the article I have to say, "I like that Flavia"!

Also, from my experience; sporting clothes are normally pretty indistructable. If her suit tore, I doubt it was from a design defect, it must have just been poor workmanship--she got a bum suit.

Ralph L said...

Anyone named Flavia shouldn't swim competitively. She's bound to get licked.

That's a medallion-sized coin slot.

Pogo said...

There but for the grace of Saint Anne go I.

nansealinks said...

actually, the weirdest thing is her fingernails. i am sure they are cutting at least a tenth of a second off her time.

course, she probably needs them as defense in with all the crowd and comments just waiting for this to happen.

Jeremy said...

36 comments about this?

Der Hahn said...

MM, I think your original idea that she couldn't change or repair her suit without being disqualified for delaying the competition is probably more on point. Even if the suit didn't rip more while swimming the drag from the hole would probably keep her from being competitive. 'Concept of appropriate' seems like something that would be invoked if she showed up in a suit that was deliberately cut peek-a-boo style, though even with the rip she's clad more modestly than some of what is advertised as swimwear. NTTAWTT, to me at least ;)

Lem said...

IN THE BEGINNING God created the heaven and the earth. 2The earth was without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the Spirit of God was moving over the face of the waters. 3And God said, "Let there be light" and there was light. 4And God saw that the light was good;

Genesis chapter 1.

traditionalguy said...

Jeremy...We were trolling for your political insults, because we miss you so much. Really this picture is an Obama voter who read Obama's propaganda in the news this week and laughed so hard that she busted her suit. She is now waiting for her bailout and tax cut that Obama promised during the campaign. That is funny.

chuckR said...

I see a technical paper - "An Investigation of Swimmers' Increased Efficiency Resulting from Strategically Placed Duct Tape"

keywords: drag, laminar flow, separation point, vortex shedding, turbulators

Sadly enough, in actuality this sort of study is part of big time international sports efforts. Most equipment is engineered to the max. With events determined in milliseconds, it really would be neat to have a one-design specification for sports equipment at the world level.

Big Mike said...

@nansealinks, I take it you swim competitively? I did too ('fly), but so long ago that we had to look out for basilosaurus when we were in the water.

@MM, there is precedent for delaying the race from my time long ago. Dawn Fraser from Austalia was the world record holder in the women's 100 back when I was competing. At one meet she came out on the pool deck and was taking off her warm-ups when a judge told her to stop right there -- she had been so busy psyching herself up she forgot to put on her suit! But things were a little more relaxed back in those days and they held up the race until she could run back into the locker room and put her suit on.

Big Mike said...

the weirdest thing is her fingernails. i [sic] am sure they are cutting at least a tenth of a second off her time.

Well, when they asked Dara Torres how she felt about missing the gold in the 50 free by a hundredth of a second she responded that she was sorry she had cut her fingernails.

Just saying.

nansealinks said...

i only swam once last year in an open water race in a (polyester) tank suit not a wet suit.. That was just to see if i could finish the race. I won't do it again because it costs too much to enter races and i really have nothing to prove to the world. I just wanted to prove something to myself: i swam 2.5 kilometers in lake michigan in very cold temps, the whole race breast stroke. In my youth i quit when i reached working age and was never any good. it was something that kept us kids busy in the summer when we were young. I quit when i started to work at age 14.

actually about the fingernails: you'd only need to let the right and left hand middle finger grow longer, or not? I assume we are talking about reach?

nansealinks said...

correction, the swimmers probably know exactly which hand they finish with, so you would probably only need that hand.

the 50 meter is down to exact stroke count, isn't it for the profis?

Ralph L said...

I would think long fingernails would help you move more water and thus go faster. When I was swimming (badly), you had to hit the wall with both hands simultaneously for breast and fly. None of this flip turn shit. That ain't swimming.

Big Mike, that judge must have been a female.

Big Mike said...

@Ralph, I dunno. Amazon only has her book in used versions so I presume it's way out of print.

Fred4Pres said...

Shit happens.

Well, let's hope not in this case.

Methadras said...

That is a hot disqualification.

peter hoh said...

The biggest split of split is split.

Or, if you prefer, the biggest crack of crack is crack.

peter hoh said...

Oh, dear. I left out the "indeed."

Christy said...

Ralph, I once disdained flip turns as cheating, then I learned how great they are for the abs.

I did my workout today with my mother in the warm water pool at the new senior center. The lifeguard cautioned me to water walk only because the older ladies become very upset with splashing. They don't want wet hair. Sigh.

Anton said...

Embarrassing, no doubt. For that I feel sad for her. On the other hand, those must be some rock-hard buttocks she's packin', to split that suit!

Jason said...

I'll be in my bunk.

kentuckyliz said...

she has a cute l'il bum
hopefully she gets a lucrative contract from this incident
underwear model for nike or something

rightwingprof said...

I had to read the story to figure out who the hell Flavia whatshername is.

1. She's Italian.
2. She's a swimmer.
3. Therefore, who could possibly care?