“Alicia Sacramone is hot”
Posted September 16, 2008on:
Up next in considering how you achieve fame after the Olympics — it’s not just based on gold — is the obvious case: Alicia Sacramone.
After she fell on beam, the first rumblings on the Internet were not positive. (Apparently she got hate e-mails. Unbelievable.) But the campaign to prove that the fall on beam didn’t make the difference in the team-final outcome, and the fact, apparently, that Alicia Sacramone is hot, has made her into the third-hottest commodity from the team. Pretty impressive.
As this article from the San Diego Union-Tribune explains:
You know her as the U.S. gymnast who fell off the balance beam in Beijing with the gold medal on the line in the women’s team competition. As the one who landed on her rear end in the floor exercise. As the one who bit her lower lip and tried to fight back tears as hundreds of millions of people worldwide watched on live television. But the point is, you know her. You know Alicia Sacramone.
She has big endorsement deals with Bank of America and Cover Girl (along with Nastia Liukin and Shawn Johnson).
I’ve always loved Sacramone as a gymnast. Honestly, I was never really into the “sexy” parts of her floor routine, but otherwise, I love an explosive gymnast, and Sacramone is an amazing example of that.
And in interviews and appearances she is charismatic and upbeat, and overall a great personality. (She’s also been the most candid about whether the Chinese girls were underage — she points out in one interview that one of them was missing baby teeth. I think it’s probably best not to comment, but then we knew she was going to be outspoken.) I know Liukin has some interest in the entertainment industry, but if anyone is going to make it there, it’s Sacramone. Not to mention that she trained at the elite level and did college gymnastics at Brown for a full year (before she had to give up college gymnastics to train for the Olympics).
Best quote ever (from Best Damn Sports Show Period): “Silver’s classier.” (Which is true!)
By the way, she all but confirms in the BDSS interview that she will be retiring.
Two cute post-Olympics interviews:
Some Fox show:
Best Damn Sports Show Period: