As children, we watched in awe as our favorite Olympians competed on the world’s largest stage to achieve their lifelong dreams. We heard their stories of dedication and triumph and wanted to be just like them.
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Olympic Ice Dancer Meryl Davis: I Eat What My Body Needs (and That Includes Red Meat, Carbs and Chocolate!)
Meryl Davis has a unique perspective when it comes to fueling her body.
The 2014 Olympic gold medal-winning ice dancer (and Dancing with the Stars champ with Maksim Chmerkovskiy) says no lifestyle should be one-size-fits-all. “It’s interesting as an athlete to see headlines like ‘Try This Diet’ or ‘Do This Workout.’ I think it’s better to tailor your diet or workout to your particular body’s needs, rather than trying to fit into something that’s ready-made,” she tells PEOPLE.
Tamron Hall and Willie Geist square off in an ice dancing competition. Watch Willie take the ice at the Rockefeller Center rink with Olympic gold medalist Meryl Davis as his partner, followed by Tamron’s routine with gold medalist Charlie White. TODAY’s Savannah Guthrie, Dylan Dreyer and skating legend Dorothy Hamill are the judges, and they’re impressed (that no one fell)!
Ice skater Meryl Davis has just been named the first-ever celebrity ambassador for the Vera Bradley brand. The Olympic gold medalist had this to say about her brand new partnership:
“I’m excited to partner with a brand that is near and dear to my heart. As a Michigan native, I grew up carrying Vera Bradley, and I love seeing how the company has grown in the fashion world while staying true to its heritage.”