All five members of the U.S. women's Olympic gymnastics team were on The Today Show this morning where, among other things, the girls discussed their gold medals, McKayla Maroney's "not impressed" face, and what they expect when they return to in the United States (apart from a bajillion dollars worth of endorsement deals). Naturally, the segment included the predictable "we're just normal teenage girls" routine — but it's actually believable in this case, as the ladies tell stories of late night dance parties, meeting Kate Middleton, and receiving a video message from tween overlord Justin Bieber. On the other hand, most teenagers don't sacrifice most of their social life in order devote years of their lives to a singular goal, nor do most win big at the Olympics before their 18th birthdays.
We're all caught up in our love affair with the Fierce Five right now, but let's not discount our admiration as hype. These girls are incredible and our love is real.