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MODEL SLUGGER

GIANCARLO STANTON

IS NO PAINT-BY-NUMBERS STAR

BY BEN REITER

P. 46

NCAA: THE BRINK OF MADNESS

GONZAGA RISING

(THANKS, KENTUCKY)

BY PHIL TAYLOR

P. 28

MIAMI, FEB. 19

The Marlins' main man is SI's first-ever body-paint cover subject. Painted by Joanne Gair (with help from SI Swimsuit model Erin Heatherton)

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SI HAS REGIONAL COVERS THIS WEEK: PHOTOGRAPHY BY WALTER IOOSS JR. FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, BODYPAINTING BY JOANNE GAIR FOR JOANNEGAIR.COM USING BODY ART PRODUCTS BY TRENDYTRIBALS.COM (STANTON)