Olympic gold medalist Laurie Hernandez is kicking off Women’s History Week with a stance on Latinx representation in the Olympics.
From being the second Latina to make it to the U.S. Women’s Gymnastic team, to winning first place in “Dancing with the Stars” and becoming a best-selling author with her book “I Got This: To Gold and Beyond,” it’s no wonder Laurie Hernandez is being featured in this powerful women’s campaign. In collaboration with MTV and the Association of National Advertisers (ANA), Laurie Hernandez is beyond excited to serve as a “role model for not just [her] generation, but generations ahead.” More than ever, she feels that “it’s a huge responsibility to represent [her] heritage in the United States, at the Olympics.”
Even though Laurie suffered two injuries that required surgery when she was 13, she didn’t let it get in the way of achieving her dream.
For those of you who need it, you got this! pic.twitter.com/7HgZEmqU2d
— Laurie Hernandez ➶ (@lzhernandez02) February 28, 2017
Get it, Laurie! 👏🏾🏆