Lolo Jones shows off toned legs at Olympic afterparty but looks less polished later in the evening after she spills drinks down her top
18:12 GMT, 13 August 2012
18:12 GMT, 13 August 2012
Lolo Jones clearly hasn't let last week's nasty catfight with her own Team USA peers Dawn Harper and Kellie Wells get the best of her.
The 30-year-old Olympian, who came fourth in the 100m women's hurdles final, proved she can still steal the spotlight after Ms
Harper and Ms Wells verbally attacked her on television for being the media's 'favourite'.
Wearing tight leather shorts and a midriff-baring top, the U.S. hurdler, who famously revealed her virginity on Twitter earlier this year, showed off her toned legs and torso at a pop-up Olympic afterparty this weekend.
Toned and taut: Wearing tight leather shorts and a midriff-baring crop top, Lolo Jones, who famously revealed her virginity on Twitter earlier this year, showed off her hurdler legs at various pop-up parties this weekend
At London’s iconic Roundhouse in Camden, Ms Jones joined soccer’s
golden girl Hope Solo for a night out.
Clad in fierce heels, and holding a Red Bull, the hurdler looked ready to celebrate despite her medal loss last week.
American rapper Nasir Jones, known by his stage name Nas, then tweeted a picture with Ms Jones, sparking rumors the pair would leave the party together.
After one commenter wrote on Nas' profile: 'It looks like there's dribble stains on her top', the hurdler re-tweeted the image saying: 'I wasn't drooling… someone spilled a drink on me… Ok I was drooling.'
Fellow U.S. hurdlers Ms Harper, 28, and Ms Wells, 30, who finished second and third respectively
in the 100m women's final, spoke bitterly about Miss
Jones prior to the afterparty filled weekend.
Party girl: American rapper Nasir Jones, known by his stage name Nas, tweeted a picture with the 30-year-old, sparking rumors the pair would leave the party together
During an interview on NBC Sports, Miss Harper attempted to explain that
her own life story is
just as interesting as Miss Jones', who she called the media's 'favourite'.
Ms Harper said: 'Because their favorite [Miss Jones] didn't win all of a sudden
it's just like, “We're going to push your story aside, and still gonna
push this one”. That hurt.'
Ms Wells also spoke about Miss Jones,
who has gained a large amount of attention since outing herself as a virgin.
She said: 'Well,
that, on the podium tonight, the three girls that earned their spot,
that got their medals and they worked hard and did what they needed to
do, prevailed. And that's all that really needs to be said.'
Miss Jones said on HBO's Real Sports in May that staying a virgin is 'harder than training for the Olympics'.
She added that being a virgin is 'the hardest thing I've ever done in my life… harder than graduating from college'.
Media 'favourite': Ms Jones, who came fourth in the 100m women's hurdles final, proved she can still steal the spotlight after she verbally attacked by her Team USA peers on television for being the media's 'favourite'
Success: Kellie Wells (left) and Dawn Harper (right) celebrated their silver and bronze medals in the 100m women's final, before attacking Ms Jones on NBC sport
I was 22, 24, it was cute,' she said. 'But 24 to 29, it's not cute. You
get judged a lot, a lot of guys won't return your calls after they find
Ms Harper added that her own life story deserves the same type of attention Miss Jones' has attracted.
She said: 'I feel I had a pretty good
story – knee surgery two months before Olympic trials in 2008, to make
the team by 0.007, not have a contract, working three jobs, living in a
frat house, trying to make it work.
She continued: 'Coming off running in someone else's shoes, getting the gold medal. I'd say I was pretty interesting.'
The host was clearly floored by her
guests' comments, simply telling the camera: 'Wow… you can cut the
tension in here with a knife.'
Miss Jones, a devout Christian, emotionally attacked the media herself on
the Today show last
Rivals: Team USA track stars Dawn Harper (left)
and Kellie Wells (below) have revealed there is a war between themselves
and Lolo Jones (right). The pair have admitted they resent Miss Jones
for hogging the limelight
At war: Kellie Wells (above) said that the girls who earned their medals 'got them' in the end
During an interview with the show's co-host Savannah Guthrie, she spoke of her heartbreak over an article published by The New York Times
on August 4 which said: 'She will be whatever anyone wants her to be – vixen,
virgin, victim – to draw attention to herself and the many products she
The article also
read: 'She has played into the persistent, demeaning notion that women
are worthy as athletes only if they have sex appeal.'
also included a quote from Ms Harper who admitted that she is surprised
to learn how open Miss Jones has proved when it comes to her personal
She said: 'I've had family issues as
well, but I'm not willing to say all of them just so it can be in the
papers. I don't want that for myself or my family.'
Miss Jones, who is actually named Lori, said this morning through tears: 'The fact that it [the article] was from a U.S. media… I mean they should be supporting our U.S. Olympic athletes.
Miss Jones, pictured left in New York in June, 2011 and right in Los
Angeles in August, 2011, said in May that remaining a virgin is 'harder
than training for the Olympics'
'They just ripped me to shreds and I just
thought that was crazy because I worked six days a week every day for
four years for a 12-second race and the fact that they just tore me
apart… it was just heartbreaking.'
She added: 'I think it's such a shame I have to deal with so much backlash.'
The star, from Louisiana,
said just yesterday that she is thinking twice about discussing her
virginity so openly, obviously attracting further headlines.
She told Ms Guthrie on another episode of Today that she should perhaps 'zip it' when it comes to discussing her religious beliefs.
exotic beauty claimed that she was surprised her confession attracted so
much attention. She said: 'This is my path and I was just sharing my