Soccer Star Hope Solo on Big Dreams and Beauty Routines
Talking ambition, hope and skincare with one of the inspiring women who will be representing the U.S.A in London this summer!
-April Daniels Hussar, sponsored by Simple Skincare
Goalkeeper of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team Hope Solo always wanted to be a soccer player. “I think I was twelve years old when our teacher asked us to write a paper on what you wanted to be when you grew up,” she told me last week at an event announcing that she is teaming up with Simple Skincare. “I said when I grew up I wanted to be a professional soccer player! And it’s pretty cool because back in the early-nineties, there was no professional women’s soccer.”
Pretty cool indeed!
“There were a lot of different things that could have sent me on a different path,” Hope said when I asked what advice she has for young girls with big dreams. “A lot of things that could have made me hang up the cleats and find a different career, but I just stayed on the path through every obstacle, every challenge, and let that passion breed inside of me, and never let go of the dream.”
As soon as I got home from the event I shared this with my own little girl. What an inspiration! Hope Solo, for those of you who don’t know, is widely considered one of the best goal-keepers in the WORLD. She was the starting goalkeeper for the United States in the 2007 and 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup, and brought home the gold from the 2008 games in Beijing. Hope is on the current cover of Vogue, and was recently named an AOL MAKER for her pioneering contributions to women’s soccer. (By the way, The AOL MAKER initiative by PBS and AOL is a really awesome digital video and broadcast program that aims to become not only the largest but also the most dynamic collection of women’s stories ever assembled — some of Hope’s fellow makers are Hillary Clinton and Ellen DeGeneres. Check it out at makers.com).
Of course, we turned to talk of skin care … Hope has struggled with sensitive skin for nearly a decade, and she told me that Simple approached her after the World Cup because they appreciate healthy and balanced way she lives her life.
Does it make sense to have a sports hero rep a skincare line? Yes, says Hope. “A lot of people can relate to athletes,” she says. “They help bring confidence to young girls — you can be a confident and strong woman and still be feminine and beautiful.”
Watch the video of our chat, where you can see what Hope loves about Simple Skincare, her favorite products, and how even an accomplished, professional athlete can get her confidence shaken when she has to face millions of viewers on a bad skin day!
You can also check out Hope’s skincare routine, her favorite facial skincare products and enter to win a trip to L.A. to meet her via the Hope’s Simple Skincare Escape sweepstakes – just visit escapewithhope.com!
FTC Full Disclosure: April Daniels Hussar is BettyConfidential’s Executive Editor and in that role she is a brand ambassador for Simple® Skincare. The views and opinions in this post are her own; visit www.facebook.com/SimpleSkincare to share your story on sensitive skin.