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Laurie Hernandez is an Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast on the US Women Gymnastics Team. She is also a writer and a much-liked TV personality.
At an early age, Laurie was enrolled to take ballet but did hated it. She however favored gymnastics and begged her mother to enroll her for lessons.
At Gym-Max Academy of Gymnastics, she achieved elite status at age 12 and in 2013, won her first international medal at a junior championship in Yokohama, Japan.
Best Known For
At the 2016 Rio Olympics, Laurie shot herself to instant stardom by winning 2 medals, gold and silver.
Within months, she became the youngest ever winner of Dancing with the Stars, winning the show with pro dancer, Val Chmerkovskiy.
She also released her New York Times best-selling book, I Got This in 2017 and began to co-host American Ninja Warrior Junior.
Laurie has not been discovered to be in any relationship, so we cannot determine her sexuality at this moment.
She and her brother, Marcus and sister, Jelysa are all children of Puerto Rican parents, Anthony and Wanda Hernandez.
Laurie is a committed Christian who never fails to give God the glory for all of her achievements. She also ascribes her positive outlook to life as God “molding her daily”.
Worth To Know
Ever since her history-making Olympics triumph, she has been guest on many TV shows such as The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Good Morning America, etc.
In 2019, she was honored with an induction into the New Jersey Hall of Fame.
She has Simone Biles as a good friend.Her weight was taken from teamusa.org