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Laurie Hernandez

U.S. Olympic gymnastics gold and silver medalist

16-year-old rising star, Laurie Hernandez is an U.S. Olympic gymnastics gold and silver medalist who began taking gymnastics at age 5 after she became bored with dance class. She’s captivated the hearts of millions of viewers with her charismatic personality and smile. Born in New Brunswick, NJ to Anthony and Wanda Hernandez; she is of Puerto Rican descent. Nicknamed the “Human Emoji” she recently competed on and won Season 23 of Dancing with the Stars. She’s also coined as a sponsored athlete for Crest and Orgullosa and is working to connect and inspire Latinas nationwide.