The 2020 Olympics were called off, but a few Olympians still suited up.
Sports power players from Team USA Simone Biles, Nathan Adrian, Jagger Eaton and Allyson Felix transformed into “The Avengers” to celebrate the release of a new Marvel Universe video game, which debuted earlier this month through Square Enix games.
The real-life superheroes are featured in a promo shoot showing off their respective powers in intricate makeup looks by beauty vlogger Kandee Johnson, who has 3.82 million followers on YouTube.
Check out the athletes’ marvelous makeovers below:
The record-smashing gymnast, who has 30 Olympic and World Championship medals and more than a few skills named for her, is pictured as the Black Widow leaping through the air. Massive spider-like eyelashes and webbing details complete the look for Biles, who was recently featured in Vogue, and has been showing off her NFL boyfriend, Jonathan Owens, on Instagram.
Never heard of Jagger Eaton? The Tokyo Olympics was meant to be his debut: He’s a 19-year-old skateboarder from Arizona, set to participate in the sports’ first showing at the games. Fear not: The teen is flying high, decked out with his deck and dramatic blue forehead makeup as Captain America.
She’s lightning fast. Track and field sprinter Allyson Felix, with six Olympic gold medals, is a force to be reckoned with. Here, the Los Angeles beauty looks fierce as Ms. Marvel in gold makeup and a blue eye-shadow look, dreamed up by the beauty YouTuber Johnson.
Adrian, pictured here as an aqua-themed Thor, has competed in three Olympic Games, beginning in 2008, winning five gold medals for his freestyle skills. The 31-year-old testicular cancer survivor is in peak shape, with a storm brewing in blues across his brow.