Imagine working your entire life to be a U.S. Olympian and then all your thunder stolen by the earrings you chose to wear. This is what happened to Christina Clemons.
She worked so hard to snag the final spot on the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Team with her third-place finish in the 100 Meter Hurdles Final at the Olympic Trials. But sadly, most of the people watching the event on NBC hardly noticed because they were fixated on her ears.
“When I bought them, I didn’t think it would be a big thing at all,” Clemons says of the $8 earrings, which she bought at an Oregon Hot Topic. “I was like, ‘Oh, these are so cute.’ I love Doritos and they matched my uniform, so I decided to wear them in the final.”
If Doritos wasn’t aware of Clemons before Monday morning now there sure are. It only took a few hours later, Doritos congratulated Clemons on Twitter and encouraged the future Olympian to “Hit our DMs so we can talk.” Amazing!
Now it looks like the 31-year-old’s $8 purchase might pay off big for her. “Someone from Doritos reached out to me saying they would like to talk to me next month,” Clemons says. When asked if she’d be interested in signing an endorsement deal with the company, Clemens says, “100 percent, of course! I would love that!”