Of course, the reigning star of the Short Track world is Apollo Anton Ohno. Now the most decorated American Winter Olympian in history, he's also a superstar in the regular world thanks to his spot on Dancing With the Stars. But my favorite part about Apollo (besides the mythological name) is that every time the cameras are on him before a race--whether he's waiting on the sidelines or skating a warmup lap--the boy is always yawning. I love this because it means he's relaxed and confident and not consumed by the pressure of the games. It takes a true superstar to relax during Olympic competition ... and still win!
Today's bonus prize comes from an author with plenty of experience hanging with superstars: LYNNVISIBLE by Julia DeVillers. Here is the blurb:
Lynn Vincent knows all the latest trends and isn’t afraid to flaunt her funky style. The problem is, in small-town Pennsylvania, being fashion forward makes Lynn socially backward. And the queen bees at her high school won’t let her forget it, especially when her dream of making the IT panel for GlITter Girl—the coolest fashion magazine in teendom—is crushed. But when one of Lynn’s unique creations makes it into the hands of a famous designer and onto the runway, it seems that Lynn might finally get her moment in the spotlight.
This one comes out next month is on my to-be-read fun list!
To enter today's contest, tell me whether you want to be a superstar? Could you deal with all the attention and obsession and scrutiny that comes along with fame? Or would you rather succeed in the behind-the-scenes world? Answer in comments for your chance to win Oh. My. Gods. and Goddess Boot Camp and LYNNVISIBLE by Julia DeVillers.
SHORT TRACK CONTEST
Answer this question: Do you want to be a superstar?
(1) copy of Oh. My. Gods.
(1) copy of Goddess Boot Camp
(1) copy of LYNNVISIBLE by Julia DeVillers
Enter below and check back tomorrow (and the day after that and the day after that) for a new contest. Winners of all contests will be posted after February 28th.
And don't forget the other contests:
Gold Medal Contest
COOP2 1 HEIST SOCIETY by Ally Carter
COOP2 2 MY SOUL TO TAKE and MY SOUL TO SAVE by Rachel Vincent
COOP2 3 TATTOO and FATE by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
COOP2 4 BALLADS OF SUBURBIA by Stephanie Kuehnert
COOP2 5 LOVESTRUCK SUMMER by Melissa Walker
COOP2 6 TMI by Sarah Quigley
COOP2 7 JARS OF GLASS, DREAM FACTORY, and THE CUPCAKE QUEEN by Heather Hepler
COOP2 8 HEX HALL by Rachel Hawkins
COOP2 9 THE CINDERELLA SOCIETY by Kay Cassidy
COOP2 10 THE SPLENDOR FALLS by Rosemary Clement-Moore
COOP2 11 UNDONE by Brooke Taylor