Lindsey Vonn Unrecognized (Almost) as She Works Counter in Vail

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Wednesday, 09 Apr 2014 07:54 AM

By Michael Mullins

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Lindsey Vonn moonlighted as a clerk at a Vail ski and snow boarding school recently, disguised only by a pair of glasses and hat. With the exception of one "super creepy" fan, no one took notice of the the 29-year-old skiing gold medalist.

Vonn handed out passes at the ski resort under the guise of being a recently hired employee from Minnesota on her first day behind the desk, Fox Sports reported.

Despite introducing herself as Lindsey, and making frequent remarks about how Lindsey Vonn had been spotted on the slope, most skiers failed to make the connection except for one man who told her, "You actually look a little like her," and another who appeared a few seconds from a restraining order.

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In the video, the super fan is seen leaning over the desk apparently getting as close to the Olympian as he can while telling her, "I've never seen you this close, but, you're in disguise… No actually I see you this close every day, I have a big, blow-up poster of you on the wall… I totally dream about you at night."

Apparently not wanting to make eye-contact with the fan, Vonn responds in her mid-western accent, "Nice, that's super creepy."


At one point, Vonn even begins speaking German to a couple, who appear ready to accept that she was born and raised in their homeland.

Following the encounters, several of the skiers who didn't recognize Vonn were confronted by a camera crew outside the office with the vast majority sharing the same look of disbelief on their faces while exclaiming an almost communal, "Was it really"?

The prank was reminiscent of one pulled by iconic actor and body builder Arnold Schwarzenegger, who in January posed as a manager at Gold's Gym in Venice, Calif., in an effort to raise money for after-school programs serving underprivileged kids.

Schwarzenegger's massive physique and thick Austrian accent, however, was a bit too hard to hide with most gym patrons realizing who he was, though a few were fooled.





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