Lolo Jones is an Olympic track and field star gunning for gold at the London Games this summer. But you know what's really hard for Jones? Keeping her virginity intact for her future husband, whoever he may be.
Interest in Jones, 29, has gone nuclear in the last 12 hours, after HBO's "Real Sports" aired an interview with Jones on Tuesday night. In that interview, Jones talked about her dating woes, which she attributed in part to the fact that she's a virgin -- and unwilling to change that status until her wedding night. (Just for the record, the social-media savvy Jones started the conversation by Tweeting about her sexless status.)
"It's just something, a gift that I want to give to my husband," she says during the interview, which you can see below. "But please understand this journey has been hard. If there's virgins out there, I just want to let them know, it's the hardest thing I've ever done in my life. Harder than training for the Olympics, harder than graduating from college, has been to stay a virgin before marriage."
Today, Jones is being hailed on Twitter as a "model," and her admission is likely to reignite the debate about the importance of chastity. (Want to bet that nearly all of that debate will focus on women, not men?) But some are also questioning the claim that holding on to that chastity is harder than training for the gold.