Q&A With Olympic Gymnast Jordyn Wieber + Win an Olympic Beauty Prize Pack!

We sat down with Jordyn Wieber to chat about her Olympic dreams + more. Plus, enter to win an Olympic Beauty Prize Pack worth $120!
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Q&A With Olympic Gymnast Jordyn Wieber + Win an Olympic Beauty Prize Pack!

We sat down with Jordyn Wieber to chat about her Olympic dreams + more. Plus, enter to win an Olympic Beauty Prize Pack worth $120!

-The Betty Editors

Jordyn Wieber

17-year-old Jordyn Wieber isn’t your average teen. A champ of a gymnast, Jordyn is the reigning All-Around World Champion, the US Senior National Champion, and a three-time winner of the AT&T America Cup—AND she’s competing for the good old US of A at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London this summer! And as if that wasn’t enough, she’s also just been named a Beauty Ambassador for P&G Beauty. P&G, which sponsors USA Gymnastics and the US Women’s Senior National Team, is pledging to help raise $400,000 to support youth sports organizations across the country—an excellent cause, indeed!

We recently got the chance to sit down and chat with Jordyn about her Olympic dreams, a typical day in her life, her beauty secrets, and more. Oh, and did we mention that we’ve got a killer giveaway featuring an Olympic Beauty Prize Pack chock full of P&G goodies and worth a grand total of $120? Read on for all the deets!

BettyConfidential: Did you always dream of doing this? How old were you when you knew you wanted to be a gymnast?

Jordyn Wieber: I started doing gymnastics when I was 4 and then starting competing at age 6. I quickly exceled through the levels and earned the title of elite gymnast at age 10, which is when I decided that I wanted to try to make an Olympic team.

BC: Describe a typical day in your life:

JW: I wake up at 6:30 AM and go to practice for 2.5 hours. Then I have school for about 3 hours and I go back to practice for another 4.5 hours.

BC: What’s the hardest thing about pursuing this dream?

JW: The hardest thing is overcoming injuries and learning to push through the healing process.

BC: The most rewarding?

JW: The most rewarding part is doing well and knowing that all of my hard work has paid off to achieve my accomplishments.

BC: What’s your advice to young women with dreams of something big?

JW: Stay dedicated and never give up.

BC: What kind of a diet regime do you have to follow?

JW: I always try to fuel my body for energy with lots of protein and veggies. I also make sure to drink plenty of water – it’s so important to stay hydrated.

BC: Your favorite indulgence?

JW: Frozen yogurt.

BC: What’s your beauty routine like?

JW: I usually wake up in the morning and wash my face and moisturize with Olay Pore Minimizing Cleanser + Scrub and Olay Complete All Day Moisture Lotion/Cream UV Defense. If I’m just going to practice then I’ll throw on some COVERGIRL LashBlast Volume Blasting Mascara and tame any flyaways with Pantene Pro-V Anti-Humidity Hairspray. If I’m going to school then I usually use foundation and lip gloss as well.

BC: Who inspires you? Who are your role models?

JW: [Olympic gymnast and medalist] Nastia Liukin inspires me and my role model is my older sister. I also continue to draw inspiration from my mom and girlfriends.

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73 thoughts on “Q&A With Olympic Gymnast Jordyn Wieber + Win an Olympic Beauty Prize Pack!

  1. tiffie555 says:

    what betty talk room???

  2. kagate says:

    I like gymnasticts and swimming Olympics, wich I could do this!

  3. tiffie555 says:

    Love diving and gymnastics because both beautiful to watch!

  4. KelR1 says:

    My favorite Summer Olympic event was baseball when they still had that. Now I guess I’d say running just because I’m not a runner AT ALL, and it amazes me that some people are so fast and have such explosive muscles.

  5. dreapuff says:

    There is no link to the Betty Talk Room! My favorite Olympic sport is gymnastics, it is so fun to watch. Even though swimming is my sport.

  6. Antonia says:

    Gymnastics!!! Their athletic ability and level of discipline is amazing!!!

  7. bdennis says:

    Gymnastics! Love watching the events

  8. rae1124 says:

    Love gymnastics and diving because it’s neat to watch…

  9. bdennis says:

    following on twitter

  10. tkkerr says:

    I love SWIMMING! I am a swimmer myself and it makes me happy to watch the sport on TV! I also love gymnastics, it always amazes me that people can flip and stretch their bodies in all sorts of ways!

  11. jennettes says:

    I love the Gymnastics! I have been intrigued with Nadia Commenchie ever since she got the first perfect 10.

  12. susansmoaks says:

    fb fan tony l smoaks
    basketball is my favorite

  13. lorrij7 says:

    I like Gymnastics the best because it is amazing how flexible they are

  14. stefaniex143 says:

    I love watching gymnastics, I wish I could do all they can! they are so awesome, it’s amazing to watch!!

  15. stefaniex143 says:

    also following on twitter – @steffers516
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  16. chrisdeglen says:

    My favorite Olympic sport is any of the equestrian events because I love the horses, the style of the riders and the beauty of the events. I follow Betty on Facebook.

  17. Seni says:

    Swimming because the water always calls to me and I admire anyone that can do it so gracefully as I don’t know how to.

  18. textiff says:

    My favorite to watch is gymnastics. The gymnasts are so strong but so graceful!

  19. carrieobrien says:

    Track and field and gymnastics

  20. auntiethesis says:

    I love the diving since I’ve never been a great swimmer myself, I find people who can fascinating. I think they look so graceful when they dive.

  21. Gr8chefmb says:

    For Summer Olympics, I love to watch swimming/diving events and gymnastics. For Winter Olympics, ice skating, hockey and skiing/snowboarding events are a must-watch. My most fave part is the backstory on the athletes, win or lose.

  22. saldav83 says:

    I love to watch gymnastics maybe because it’s something I know I could never do. (I have soft bone’s) It looks fun!

  23. beachblonde1955 says:


  24. Natalie55 says:

    I love Gymnastics and Swimming and I am looking forward to watching it.

  25. buttmuffin says:

    i love swimming.. i love to swim and i enjoy watching how much endurance these athletes have! :-)

  26. gjprasad says:

    I love swimming, it’s so amazing the amount of stamina the swimmers have

  27. laroyal06 says:

    I love gymnastics because I find that the most impressive skill

  28. windycindy says:

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  29. intrigue1 says:

    My favorite is the swimming because it is fast paced and exciting when the competitors are so close to passing each other up.

  30. intrigue1 says:

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  31. chanceuse says:

    I love gymnastics, the skills it require, the grace, power, the technique how hard it is to be perfect. I am in love with the sport.

  32. chanceuse says:

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  33. lex5finest says:

    I couldn’t enter the Bettytalk room. My favorite is gymnastics-especially the vault. I love the way they have such power in their legs!!

  34. octoberoriole says:

    soccer. its an energetic and fun sport to play.

  35. hdeanna69 says:

    i like gymnastics, i cant believe some of the stuff they can do awesome

  36. lex5finest says:


  37. danyelz24 says:

    Gymnastics grew up wishing I could be a gymnist

  38. jojo8202 says:

    I love winter olympics better but lets see for the summer ones I like to watch the swimming

  39. jojo8202 says:

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  40. jojo8202 says:

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  41. jojo8202 says:

    oh and I like swimming because they go soo fast and move like fish its really cool to watch also the diving is way cool

  42. deedee33 says:

    I love swimming and gymnastics…

  43. deedee33 says:

    My favorite sports to watch is swimming and gymnastics…I just am amazed at the talent and grace these athletes have !! Wishing them all the best of luck at the olympics.

  44. Twilightskater118 says:

    My favorite summer olympic sport is swimming and gymnastics. I’m looking forward to seeing Michael Phelps become the most decorated Olympian and the US gymnastics team win team gold and Jordyn Wieber win all around gold. Go Team USA!!!

  45. nancyann29 says:

    Definitely the gymnastics–the athletes are just amazing and they really inspire me!

  46. Mislissa says:

    My favorite is gymnastics. I love watching the grace, poise, and confidence these girls display while performing extremely difficult and dangerous skills in front of thousands, if not millions of people. Also, the experience gymnastics gives these girls is wonderful. If they can tackle doing their skills and routines in a highly stressful situation, imagine what they can take on and overcome in “the real world”!!!

  47. trystran says:

    Swimming is my favorite – i love to do it myself and it’s amazing to watch people so good at it.

  48. Kaki says:

    My favorite has always been gymnastics. I admire all the girls who spend so much time for this sport. I also like swimming and diving!

  49. cindychampion12 says:

    gymnastics for sure! its so entertaining and amazing to see what they can do with their bodies!

  50. Sunnymay says:

    I love watching sports especially gymnastics as my girls participated when quite young. The diving is amazing with control and skill to make tiny splash after a clean entrance into the water. Seeing sthletes extend themselves to the best of their ability inspires me to exercise more.

  51. martha2nd1 says:

    I love the high dive. Since I cannot swim, I am in awe of how graceful the divers are both in the air off of the springboard and in the water.

  52. tatgrrly says:

    I love gymnastics!Such beauty and grace!

  53. tatgrrly says:

    I love gymnastics!Such beauty and grace!

  54. lanneschubert says:

    My favorite sports are the gymnastics (mostly the floor exercise) and synchronized diving. I’m always mesmerized by the ability of these athletes to control their bodies to do these things!

  55. kirstin26 says:

    I love rowing – used to do it years ago.

  56. Townsend211 says:

    I love track. I picture myself running along with Lo-Lo.

  57. Townsend211 says:

    I love gymnastics. Gabby is awesome!

  58. Sunnymay says:

    I’m inspired by athletes who train and do the best of their ability.

  59. sweetums82 says:

    I love gymnastics.

  60. kawaii says:

    Gymnastics is fun to watch especially floor exercise,love to see the tumbling passes!

  61. sissy4692 says:

    Gymnastics, because it’s so beautiful to watch the grace involved with the sport.

  62. starzine says:

    I love gymnastics,because it tests your ability to aim hire and the floor dances are amazing.

  63. hofken says:

    My favorite Olympic spsort is the swimming.
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  64. Gr8chefmb says:

    My favorite Olympic sport has to be synchronized diving. It boggles my mind when a really good pair is so perfectly in sync and there is hardly a splash when they enter the water. I also love gymnastics because I can’t even do a cartwheel, let alone all that those athletes can do.

  65. Kaki says:

    I have always loved gymnastics. It is amazing what these girls and guys can do, how strong they are, amd the commitment they make!

  66. Patricita says:

    Already a fan on fB. I love gymnastics it was amazing to watch the olympics Gabby is such an exceptional young girl. Really fun to watch. I wish I could do flips like that :)

  67. Patricita says:

    following on twitter @ADiva_Circle

  68. DorotheaMC says:

    I love watching them all just the athletic capability they show and the pride for their country is awesome – Volleyball,track and gymnastics had me toned in.

  69. kittylis says:

    My favorite this round has been water polo. Such an amazing sport!

  70. sweetheart4171 says:

    Gymnastics is my favorite sport. To be so limber and perfect is amazing!!!

    Following on fb (peggy d)

  71. Kapsels 2013 says:

    waking up at 6:30 AM and go to practice for 2.5 hours. WOW!

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