London Olympics 2012: Hidden Talents of 15 Olympic Athletes
7. Louis Smith: From Gymnast to Singer & Model
Looking like Prince’s long lost son with a dash of Johnny Depp mystery, British gymnast Louis Smith oozes style from head to toe. He has the bad boy persona and chiseled features of a male model, so it perhaps shouldn’t be too much of a surprise to learn that he actually has served as a fashion model for Vogue.
But that’s not all. Like John Orozco, he too is a singer. He actually auditioned for the UK version of the X Factor a few years back as well.
Check out Louis’ cover of Jason Mraz below
8. Misty May-Treanor: From Beachball Volleyball to Imitations
The women of the Brazilian women’s beach volleyball team might have the hottest bodies, but they don’t have the spunk and personality of our American gals!
Misty May-Treanor shared her talent for imitating Jim Carrey’s faces with the Today Show. We like her, we really, really like her.
9. Ashton Eaton: From Decathlete to Black Belt
Given that Ashton Eaton competes in the decathlon, a track and field competition made up of 10 different events, you’d think that Eaton already has his hands full. Not so.
The Olympic athlete boasts a black belt in Taekwondo, which he earned when he was 13 years old, according to Bleacher Report.
Check out Taekwondo 101 with Ashton Eaton below: