If you're having that twice-in-a-decade feeling, it's probably because the summer Olympics are once again upon us. Here, the rising stars—and downright one-woman constellations—of Team USA.
Name: Marlen Esparza
Sport: Flyweight boxing
Hometown: Houston, TX
People are talking:
Since she first took up boxing at 11, Esparza has maintained a near-perfect record—including six consecutive National Championships and a number one U.S. ranking.
The power of a positive attitude:
At the premier of "In Her Corner," the CNN documentary following her road to the Olympics, Esparza expounded on her success, saying, "Some girls are better than me. They just don't know it, so I win."
Keep an eye out for more of our favorite Olympic hopefuls all month, plus London-inspired DIYs, makeup tips and fashion editorials!