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Jordyn Wieber's Post-Competition Makeover

When she was done competing in the London Olympics, Jordyn Wieber headed over to the P&G Family Home to for some much-deserved pampering. We took the opportunity to chat with the gold medalist about her makeup routine, as well as the ups and downs of the competition.

P&G makeup artists used Covergirl foundation, mascara, eyeliner and shadow to create the smoky eye.
photo credit: Getty

DivineCaroline: As far as makeup, how do you prepare for a big competition such as The Olympics?
Jordyn Wieber: Basically I try to do my hair and make-up in a way that makes me feel confident. It is so important to feel confident when you are in a big competition such as this one

DC: Does your make-up change based on the outfit you wear to compete?
JW: Yes. One day I wore red, white and blue so on that day I highlighted my eyes in blue. That was fun and festive.

DC: How long does it take you to do your hair and make-up?
JW: To get ready it takes me about 15-20-minutes.

DC: You just got a big make-over at the P&G Family Home’s Beauty Spa. Tell me about why you chose this look?
JW: When the stylist asked me what I wanted I told them I love the smoky eye look and a little curl in my hair. I think it is a fun look.

DC: Why the smoky eye?
JW: Because it brings out my eye color the best. Because I have goldish color eyes I wanted to do a darker eye shadow to really help them stand out. I like this look especially when I am competing.

DC: For your hair style of choice you went for the down and wavy look. Why?
JW: It is my favorite and one I find hard to do myself. I don’t get the time to style it like this very often and when I do I need to wear it in a ponytail to compete. When my hair is down like this it makes me feel fun, confident and I love the flowy curls.

DC: I see your leg is in a cast from a fracture. How are you feeling?
JW: I am feeling pretty good. It is not too bad. I was able to deal with it while I was competing and stayed strong for the sake of my team.

DC: Where did you find the strength to compete with an injury such as this?
JW: I kept reminding myself, this is the Olympics. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity. I probably won’t be at another Olympics so I have to fight through it. I also thought about my team and I knew I had to come through for them. We all came together, worked so hard and if one of us came down then all of us would come down. I had to stay strong for them.

DC: Is it hard for you to be on the sidelines?
JW: I am handling everything just fine. Overall, this has been an amazing experience and I got to come out of it with a gold medal with my team. That is more than anyone could ask for.

DC: Regardless of everything you are still a gold medalist. Has that sunk it?
JW: It is starting to sink in now that I am on the media rounds. It is still so surreal. When you add the fact I am here in London it makes everything more exciting.

DC: Do you like being a celebrity?
JW: (laughs) it is fun. I have gotten to do some fun stuff. Plus, at 17 I can say I did stuff most girls have never ever deamed. It is pretty cool and I am trying to enjoy every moment.

Ilyssa Panitz

Ilyssa Panitz specializes in bringing the glitz and glamor of Hollywood right into the homes of her millions of readers. Ilyssa's primary focus is conducting one-on-one interviews with the famous faces of Tinseltown by digging into their lives and asking them the questions inquiring minds want to know. In addition to sitting down with the stars, Ilyssa has also covered many red carpet premieres and award shows.

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