Laurie Hernandez Height, Weight, Age, Biography, Affairs & More

Real Name Lauren Hernandez
Nickname Laurie, Lolo, Baby Shakira, Human emoji
Profession Women’s artistic gymnastics
Physical Stats & More
Height in centimeters- 153 cm
in meters- 1.53 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ ½”
Weight in Kilograms- 52 kg
in Pounds- 115 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.) 30-24-34
Eye Colour Hazel Brown
Hair Colour Black
International Debut 2016, City of Jesolo Trophy in Jesolo, Italy
Coach/Mentor Maggie Haney
Assistant Coach Victoria Levine
Music Wasted by Margaret
Da Bop by WTF!
Skeletons by Drehz
Club Monmouth Gymnastics Academy (MG Elite)
Career Turning Point Placing second in the City of Jesolo Trophy in Italy and Qualifying US trials for Olympcis
Personal Life
Date of Birth June 9, 2000
Age (as in 2016) 16 Years
Birth Place New Brunswick, New Jersey
Zodiac sign/Sun sign Gemini
Nationality American
Hometown Old Bridge Township, New Jersey
School Homeschooled
College University of Florida (Will join in 2018)
Educational Qualifications High School
Family Father– Anthony Hernadez
Mother– Wanda Hernandez
Proud parents of Laurie Hernandez
Brother– Marcus (Varsity track runner)
Laurie and her brother

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Sister– Jelysa (Black belt in Karate)
Laurie and her sister

Religion Not known
Ethnicity Puerto Rican-American
Hobbies Writing poetry, reading and doing her nails
Favorite Things
Favorite Book The Maze Runner
Favorite Music EDM and Rap for training
Favorite Songs Pentatonix’s “Can’t Sleep Love,” Martin Garrix’s “Don’t Look Down,” Tiesto’s “Chemicals,” and Diplo’s “Be Right There.”
Favorite Book The Maze Runner
Favorite Destinations Italy, Japan and Mexico
Favourite Things
Girls, Family & More
Marital Status Unmarried
Sexual Orientation Not Known
Affairs/Boyfriends Not Known
Husband N/A
Fiance N/A
Money Factor

Laurie turning in the air

Some Lesser Known Facts About Laurie Hernandez

  • Does Laurie Hernandez smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Laurie Hernandez drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • Laurie jumped 20 places in her position in one year. She had placed 21st in the year 2012 and was first in  National Championships in St. Louis and scored the first position in the ground exercises and second in all-round at the American Classic in Huntsville, Texas.
  • She competed against the top-tier gymnasts like Ragan Smith, Gabby Douglas and Aly Raisman at the City of Jesolo Trophy in Italy. She earned a silver and a gold medal beating Ragan Smith and the Olympics Gold medalist Aly Raisman.
  • Hernandez finished second in the all-round US Olympic trials and was placed on the 2016 US Olympic Team.
  • She gave up competing in the NCAA and is officially a professional athlete now. She will join University of Florida in 2018 and continue being an NCAA athlete.
  • She is going to perform on the uneven bars, vault, balance beam, floor exercise, team all-round and individual all-round in the Olympics.
  • Laurie is the first American-born Latina who is going to participate in the Olympics since 1984.
  • Hernandez’s parents had put her into dance classes but she never really was moved by it. Even the cookie bribe didn’t work, although she used the skill in gymnastics. She was inspired to do gymnastics, after she watched a performance on TV.
  • She was nicknamed Baby Shakira by Jessica O’Beirne when she appeared on the GymCastic in 2013. O’Beirne said  “You lit up the whole room. It was like, when you were on the floor, it was like Beyonce and Michael Jackson and Shakira all showed up at once and started doing gymnastics.”
  • She started doing gymnastics when she was only five years old.
  • Laurie turns out to to be her coach Maggie Haney’s first elite gymnast. Maggie has been the only coach that she has trained with since she was 5.
  • She would’ve liked to be an actress if she wasn’t a gymnast.
  • The training takes her 5-6 hours a day for six days a week.
  • Laurie obviously has to have a healthy diet; which she manages by eating oatmeal and fruit for breakfast followed by a cereal bar for her snack. Her lunch is the heaviest meal consisting of brown rice, vegetables and some healthy. The dinner is the same except for the carbs from brown rice.
  • She collects key chains and tickets from wherever she goes travelling.
  • Her folks call her human emoji because she is very bubbly.
  • Laurie’s choreography is designed in a way to just let her be. Her strength is the balance beam and her performance on it was near perfect in the Olympics.

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