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Realizing An Olympic Dream At 374 Pounds

Each and every one of us has struggled with our body image at some point in our lives, but no one has had a rougher go at it than Holley Mangold.  Holley is 374 pounds and played offensive line on her high school football team.  Imagine trying to get a prom date when you are the girl beating up the guys on the field…On top of all that, Holley’s brother, Nick Mangold, is the pro-bowl center for the NFL’s New York Jets! Holley has large feet, but those are some big shoes to fill.

Well, Holley has stayed true to herself and proved to us all that you need to be confident in the skin you are in.  Holley hoped to one day be a gymnast, but she instead used her size to excel in weightlifting and last night realized her dream of making the 2012 U.S. Olympic women’s weightlifting team!  Holley hoisted 319 pounds to earn her spot – more than her famous brother’s weight!

Keep an eye out for Holley in London where she will prove all those skinny bi*ches wrong!

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