In the grand tradition of Romanian gymnasts behaving badly and taking their clothes off in front of a camera, the 2002 world silver medalist on uneven bars, Oana Petrovschi, has announced that she's dreaming of releasing her own calendar before Christmas - a calendar in which she is to appear semi-naked and looking very enticing. In order to make that dream come true, Petrovschi has released several pictures of herself wearing a bikini and assuming sexy poses. The pictures were published today by two major Romanian newspapers, the Gazeta Sporturilor and the Cotidianul.
Oana Petrovschi (both pictures shamelessly nicked from the Cotidianul)
"I absolutely love posing. My Mom has encouraged me to do this," a proud Petrovschi told the Gazeta Sporturilor.
It's not the first time Oana Petrovschi has appeared scantily dressed in the Romanian media. Back in 2005, the Romanian press printed some more amateurish-looking photos of the former gymnast in various states of undress. At the time, Petrovschi insisted the photos weren't meant for publication. They were a joke, she said, some simple snapshots taken by a female friend to kill some time. Given that history, we guess she really does "absolutely love posing," and has done so for some time.
According to the Gazeta Sporturilor, the photo shoot for Petrovschi's calendar took place in Retezat, in the Romanian province of Strei, in September. And apparently it wasn't as easy as it looks.
"I loved doing it, but I didn't think it would be this hard," said Petrovschi. "I had to stand motionless, put on makeup, and most of all I had to get into ice-cold water."
She made it look like she was enjoying it.
Petrovschi also said she regrets only standing 1.61 meters (5'3'') tall. "I'd love to become a model, but my lack of height isn't helping much," said the former gymnast.
For more pictures, check out the links above. The Gazeta Sporturilor pics, which we can't reproduce here, are quite good in the genre.