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Real snowboarders do it pantsless

Today you all get a twofer as we celebrate Bridget Hall's 36th birthday by making her our Throwback Thursday honoree of the week. Enjoy!

Nearly a decade before Kate Uptonbrought the heat of Swimsuit to the South Pole, Bridget Hall did the same for the Andean winter wonderland of Chile. Unlike Kate, though, Bridget, who appeared in five issues from 2002-'06 (seven shoots total, including two body painting features), caught something of a break on her snowy shoot, telling the cameraman, "It's pretty warm, considering."

It must have been at least halfway comfortable, though, since the model-turned-rider caught air for the cameras without much difficulty—nor, for that matter, much dress.


Five years of Bridget: