I've been quite obsessed with Holley Mangold the past few weeks. An article about a 350 pound female olympian grabbed my attention, and ever since, I've put her in my imaginary pack of plus size besties. (Also on this list? Melissa McCarthy, Adele, Ashley Graham, and Brooke Elliott)
If you're not familiar with Holley, she is a first time Olympian who will be competing in Olympic Weightlifting. She is the sister of New York Jets center Nick Mangold. As a kid, Holley played on the football team – not as a kicker, but as an offensive lineman. Seriously. And her favorite food is steak and favorite books are Sookie Stackhouse novels. It's like we're destined to be friends.
Check out this video to learn more about her. She does use humor to talk about her weight, which I'm not a massive fan of, but I like her confidence. I loved this quote:
You're the only one who controls if you're confident or not.