Wednesday, August 10, 2016

The Beauty of Retrospect, Olympics Edition: Janet Evans, Again

Come on.  You didn't think I could have stopped after one post, did you?  :-D

We almost forget that when Janet Evans swam into America's hearts at the 1988 Olympics, she was just a girl, seventeen years old and bubbling over with enthusiasm.   She became as famous for her cuteness as for her swimming.  By the mid-nineties, toward the end of her swimming career, she was all grown up and a bona fide heartthrob.  

The pride of Placentia, California is still part of the Olympic movement.  She was recently named vice chairman and director of athlete relations for Los Angeles 2024, the committee which is bidding for the Games of the XXXIII Olympiad in 2024.  And even today, as she nears her forty-fifth birthday this month (August 28), she's still . . . cute!

The photo above is from this year, 2016, at a Los Angeles 2024 event.  I mean, how does she do it?  How does she stay so darn cute? :-D 

The press once called her "Miss Pereptual Motion," though "Miss Perpetual Cuteness" is also a perfect nickname for her. :-)

Janet Evans . . . the one and only.  Indeed. :-) 

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