While the rest of us hibernate, these 11 American Olympians are braving the ice and snow in pursuit of a medal at the Sochi Games. They took a breather to talk to Hemispheres.
Author Jacqueline Detwiler Photography Sasha Nialla
What do you think you’ll do after your Olympic career is over?
I’ll probably do something in communications or marketing, ’cause I enjoy both of those. My dad owns a radio station, so I’ve always been into communications. I don’t get nervous in front of cameras or anything like that. Still photos are a little different, because then it can get awkward, but interviews are not hard for me.
You smell good. Is that one of your sponsors?
It’s Chanel. [laughs]
And you’ve got a lot of bling, too.
I love jewelry. It’s something that I buy about once a year, as, like, a little treat for myself—a little reminder that if you keep doing well, you keep getting to buy diamonds.