8 Reasons I Would Thoroughly Enjoy Being An Olympic Athlete
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8 Reasons I Would Thoroughly Enjoy Being An Olympic Athlete

Maybe it's not all about going for the gold

8 Reasons I Would Thoroughly Enjoy Being An Olympic Athlete
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It's not always about the gold medal. There are multiple perks to competing in the Olympics. Here are eight reasons why I'd thoroughly enjoy being an Olympic athlete.

1. Food -- duh.

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Obviously, this is number one. Have you seen the never-ending list of things that Michael Phelps eats in one day? I could stuff my face with chicken alfredo and not look like a tubby monkey afterwards. Hello carbs!

2. My face would look fantastic on a Wheaties box.

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A little bit of makeup, a professional photo shoot and -- bam! Looking pretty on a cereal box. Not to mention free Wheaties whenever I want them.

3. Lots of eye candy.

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What would I do in my free time? Stare at Ryan Lochte. He’s a genetic gift. It would be a waste not to appreciate him and his abilities.

4. Sponsors, baby!

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Nike and Adidas, come at me! I’ll do and wear anything as long as I walk away with some new workout clothes. Leggings aren’t cheap and money doesn’t grow on trees.

5. I could stand next to Simone Biles.

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For a couple of seconds my five foot stature would seem tall. I’d be on top of the world, and then the satisfaction would disappear once I started contemplating if I’ve done anything half as amazing as her.

6. Four years of preparation.

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I’d never have to worry about asking for an extension. If you’re not ready after four years, then will you ever be ready?

7. Perfect time to unleash my musical ability.

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I swear I was made for carpool karaoke or lip syncing on the plane. You can only play cards in the hotel room for so long.

8. OMG, Becky. Look at her butt.

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No more squats. Just gymnastics.

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