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
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.
Up next: How to enter to win an Olympic Beauty Prize Pack worth a whopping $120!