Lolo Jones celebrates after placing third in the women's 100-meter hurdles at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE)
The self-proclaimed 29-year-old virgin has a huge Twitter following and still complains that she can't find a man.
Lolo Jones is the "it" girl on the U.S. track and field team. She is one of the most-followed U.S. Olympians on Twitter with more than 175,000 fans and her photos are everywhere. And it's not because she is dominant in her sport -- the hurdles -- where many experts don't have her winning a medal.
Jones' fame stems from two sources: Her looks and the fact that at 29, she's a self-proclaimed virgin (and very religious). In this way, Jones is the female Tim Tebow. Jones is very public about her virginity and how it makes dating tough.
"There are so many people who aren’t willing to wait for their future spouse. They want to have sex now, they want to hook up," she told Access Hollywood. "That’s their life. My life is something else. ... I’ve complained about this to all my friends. 'When am I going to finally meet the man of my dreams, my husband, and experience, you know?’ Please, end this drought."
She uses Twitter to seek out prospective suitors and was bummed to learn this week that one Englishman was no longer available.
Notify Olympics: I can't run. Injury:BroKeN heart RT @LonaPete RT @eonline Prince Harry is off the market! Sorry,ladies
It seems amazing that someone who looks like Jones would have trouble finding a man, but she sounds desperate (and a bit shallow) when she tells E! News: "Whatever actor is watching this -- if you're single and you are hot, I am single as well. Hit me up after the Olympics."
I can see how the virginity thing can be a problem, but it's also shrewd of Jones to discuss it along with her faith. Her looks and story have made her very marketable and her brand will be enhanced even further if she wins the gold. Maybe then she'll find her Prince Charming.