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Laurie Hernandez        

Olympic Gold Medal Winning U.S.Gymnast & Winner of Season 23 of "Dancing With The Stars"

Laurie Hernandez is known for her dazzling floor exercise routine where she has been nicknamed the “human emoji” for her outgoing facial expressions and for her grace and artistry on the balance beam.

She is a second generation American, as her grandparents are from Puerto Rico, making her the first U.S. born Latina to make the U.S. team since 1984. She credits her hard work, leadership skills, and her never give up attitude to her mom, who was in the Army Reserves while she was growing up.

Since bringing home the Gold and Silver medals at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, Hernandez has gone on to win the coveted Mirror ball trophy on “Dancing with the Stars” Season 23 and her first book titled “I Got This: To Gold and Beyond” chronicling her journey thus far was published in January 2017, hitting the New York Times Best Sellers list. In October of 2018, she released a children’s picture book “She’s Got This” with Harper Collins Children’s that made the New York Times Best Sellers list.

She is currently training for the 2021 Olympics in Tokyo. When not in the gym, she enjoys spending time with her family which includes her mom and dad, her older brother, and older sister. She travels the country speaking to the next generation about following your dreams and is a fierce advocate for the importance of Mental Health awareness.


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