‘Celebrity Big Brother’ Season 2: Who Is Lolo Jones?

U.S. Olympian Lolo Jones is one of the houseguests on Celebrity Big Brother 2. Here’s what we know about the star and her career.

Who is Lolo Jones?

Lolo Jones attends the 2018 Samsung Charity Gala at The Manhattan Center on September 27, 2018 in New York City.
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Lolo Jones, also known as Lori Susan Jones, was born on August 5, 1982, in Des Moines, Iowa. She is an American hurdler and bobsledder. Her specialties are the 60-meter and 100-meter hurdles. She is also a brakewoman on the U.S. national bobsled team. The athlete won a gold medal in the mixed team event at the 2013 World Championships. She also represented the United States at the 2014 Winter Olympics. Jones has the distinction of being one of the few athletes who has competed in both the Summer and Winter Olympic Games.

Lolo Jones’ Awards

Jones has won many awards throughout her career. She won three NCAA titles and 11 All-American honors during her time at Louisiana State University. From 2007 to 2009 she won indoor national titles in the 60-meter hurdles. Jones took home gold medals at the World Indoor Championship in 2008 and 2010.

Personal life

Jones, who is a Christian, says that she is a virgin. During an interview with HBO Sports, she said remaining a virgin has been tougher than her Olympic training. Throughout the years, the athlete says she has been tempted to have sex before marriage. However, she desires to remain celibate until her wedding day. Jones took a bold step and announced on Twitter that she was a virgin. Here’s what she told HBO sports about her decision:

I want to wait until I’m married to have sex. My mom, she was with my dad for 20 years. They never got married and they’re not together anymore. I want to have that solid bond. It’s a gift I want to give to my husband. But please understand this journey has been hard. If there’s virgins out there, I’m going to let them know it’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life. Harder than training for the Olympics. Harder than graduating from college.

Acting career

Jones participates in other projects outside of sports. One way she earns income is through acting. She has appeared in television shows and movies such as Left Behind, Navy Seals vs. Zombies, and Global Games. Jones made her acting debut in the 2012 short film Red Bull Kluge.

Celebrity Big Brother 2

The first episode of the second season of reality television series Celebrity Big Brother, also known as Big Brother: Celebrity Edition, premiered on CBS on January 21, 2019. The last episode will be on February 13, 2019. On February 4, 2019, Jones scored the Golden Power of Veto medal.

Tensions rose on one episode when Tamar Braxton, sister of singer Toni Braxton, almost got into a physical altercation with Jones. Although Braxton threatened to cause physical harm, the two didn’t come to blows.

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