Wet and Wild with Amanda Beard
March 30, 2005

Buff and beautiful swimmer Amanda Beard brought home gold in Greece, and now the three-time Olympian is making a huge splash in the modeling world. Only "Extra" was behind the lens at Amanda's photo shoot for Speedo's sexy new active wear campaign, "Axcelerate."

"I'm having fun, and it kind of shows through the pictures and stuff," Beard told us. "It's great stuff for any age."

After the Olympics, the 23-year-old signed with Elite Models and was on the cover of FHM magazine. She is also one of this year's prestigious Sports Illustrated swimsuit models.

"I'm very honored," she told us. "I think it's a big deal so I'm real stoked on it."

Amanda's even tried her hand at acting, guest-starring on the sitcom "Quintuplets." So how does she stay looking so fit and fabulous? "I try to eat as many vegetables and fruits as possible, and I drink a lot of milk and tons and tons of water."

And in addition to her new modeling career, Amanda still swims five hours a day training for the world championship trials. "I train out in Tucson, so I pile on sunscreen and wear zinc when I swim," she revealed.

Amanda's new ad campaign debuts this month and with her killer body and smile, it's easy to see why Speedo thinks she's picture perfect!

Don't miss our exclusive behind-the-scenes video and photo gallery for more of Amanda's shoot.


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