American snowboarding sensation Jamie Anderson was a world wide web star during the last Winter Olympics in Sochi four years ago. She kept her 15 minutes of fame going that summer by gracing the pages of ESPN’s “the body” issue, the media outlet’s answer to Playboy, the SI swimsuit issue and the lad mag genre.
Anderson’s click-bait photo spread matched the eye-catching, attention seeking quote below:
“My Favorite Part (of her own body)? I don’t know, maybe my freakin’ booty.”
The 27-year-old snowboarder won gold medal in the first-ever women’s snowboarding slopestyle event in Sochi, and she avoids complacency by drawing inspiration from her younger teammates, whose skills keep her on her toes. Via a Jamie Anderson feature interview in the Washington Post:
She saw younger competitors “doing tricks that I wouldn’t even attempt,” executing flawless 900s and 1080s, elevating a game that she had owned. A pioneer by age 23, Anderson feared she soon would become a has-been.
“It was really discouraging,” said Anderson, now 27. “I almost felt like I just wanted to go hide under a rock. I was kind of freaking out. I’m like, ‘Oh, snap. I’m going to have to retire sooner than I thought.’ ”
Anderson is joined on the women’s slopestyle/big air team by Julia Marino, Hailey Langland and Jessika Jenson.
You just gotta do what you can and let the universe take care of everything else????#BuiltNotBorn #ad #organic #milklife pic.twitter.com/teG1C55Dug
— Jamie Anderson (@JamieAsnow) January 17, 2018
The 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea began last night, and run until Feb. 25, with the opening ceremonies taking place tonight.
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