Drake signed on to host the 2014 ESPYs earlier this week. As expected, there have been a variety of opinions about whether he will be the right man for the job. The most viral opinion following the announcement has come from Lolo Jones, who decided to take a shot at Rihanna after hearing the big news.
It's amazing that Drake is hosting the @Espys but it's gonna be tough for him to hand out all those awards to Rihanna's ex boyfriends
You know it would only be a matter of time before someone notable criticized USA Bobsled and Skeleton for choosing Lolo Jones as one of the three push athletes to represent the country at the Winter Games in Sochi. On Tuesday, it was bobsledder Chuck Berkeley who voiced his opinion.
Berkeley, who competed in the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver, criticized officials for choosing Jones over three other push athletes. Jones and pilot Jazmine Fenlator ended up 11th after the first half of competition Tuesday. Here’s what Berkeley said:
Lolo Jones is fairly new to the bobsled scene, yet the track and field star managed to earn a highly sought after spot on the US women’s team for the Winter Olympics in Sochi. Jones earned the third and final brakeman spot, sparking some controversy among the Olympic community. Simply put, some of her teammates think Lolo is going to Sochi because of her popularity.
“I should have been working harder on gaining Twitter followers than gaining muscle mass,” she said.
As we know, Jones’ openness about her virginity and outgoing personality have landed her endorsement deals and appearances on late night talk shows. Katie Eberling, another brakeman who did not make the final cut, feels the same was as Azevedo.
Lolo Jones is living the kind of life most people would envy: she’s consuming thousands of calories per day in an effort to put on weight. In fact, Jones has been tweeting about her mission to put on some muscle as she prepares for US Olympics team bobsledding trials in two weeks.
Two weeks ago, Jones goofed around and asked on Twitter if anyone else was on a 9,000 calorie diet.
Lolo Jones has built a reputation as one of the more entertainer athletes to follow on Twitter. Case in point: when one of her followers thanked her for not blocking him on Twitter, she cracked a joke about the crimson tide — and we’re not talking Alabama football.
The follower made the remark to Lolo in the context of ESPN’s 30 for 30 Title IX documentary “Branded.” In a clip promoting the documentary, Jones says she was entering the London Olympics as the top hurdler in the world but without any sponsors. In order to gain sponsors, she realized she would have to boost her social media following, so she made that one of her priorities. You can see her talk about it in the clip below:
Lolo Jones scored a role in a movie and actually has already done her first acting work.
The Olympic hurdler and bobsledder filmed a scene for “Left Behind,” which is due out next year. “Left Behind” comes from the Christian book series, and it will star Nicolas Cage, Chad Michael Murray, Nicky Whelan, and Jordin Sparks.
When you’re an Olympic athlete, you have to be prepared for a drug test at all times. Athletes must submit their schedule — including minute-by-minute plans of their whereabouts — to allow testers access to the at random. That means drug testers can even show up to test you on your birthday. Lolo Jones would know.
Jones, who is a world champion hurdler and making the transition to bobsledding, says Olympic drug testers showed up to test her on Monday, which happened to be her birthday. Jones says she was not ready to pee when the testers showed up, so she dragged them along to her birthday party.