The Dancing With The Stars winner disclosed that she used to take ballet when she was younger. She gave credit to the art form and admitted to being sore for a couple days. Hernandez, who keeps a smile throughout the video, described how different ballet is in comparison to gymnastics. The Boricua athlete had this to say to Teen Vogue on her success: “Last year, I didn’t think I’d be doing anything I’m doing this year.”
The 16-year-old gymnast has a great future ahead of her. Her memoir I Got This: To Gold & Beyond, is available for preorder and is set to release Jan. 24. The memoir will cover how she overcame injuries, defeated nerves and managed being home-schooled while training for the Olympics.
Check out the inspiring video below as Hernandez dances the whole routine through and doesn’t miss a beat.
— Laurie Hernandez ? (@lzhernandez02) December 19, 2016