Who Is Ashley Wagner? 5 Things to Know About the Olympic Figure Skater
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Who Is Ashley Wagner? 5 Things to Know About the Olympic Figure Skater

It's official: The 2014 Winter Olympic games in Sochi has its first online meme. U.S. figure skater Ashley Wagner was caught on camera in complete shock at her scores from the ladies short program in the team figure skating event on February 8, followed by her mouthing the word "bullst."

But just who is Ashley Wagner? Here are five facts that you might not know about the talented skater.

1. She was born in Germany, as her father was in the Army.

Ashley is 22 years old and was born on a U.S. Army base in Heidelberg, Germany. Her family moved around quite a bit, due to her dad being in the U.S. military, and she now lives in Aliso Viejo, California.

2. She has been skating since she was five years old.

Ashley started figure skating at the age of five, and she says that watching Tara Lipinski compete at the 1998 Olympics inspired her to want to be an Olympian, too. So cute!

3. Her selection onto the Olympic team was a controversial.

She placed fourth at the 2014 U.S. Nationals, and the U.S. Olympic team can only select three skaters. So her inclusion on the team was somewhat controversial, although her strong record in international competition played a key role in her making the team.

4. She's been chosen as the face of CoverGirl!

Ashley has a number of corporate sponsorships. She has been sponsored by Nike since November 2012 and is one of Pandora Jewelry's style ambassadors. She was chosen as the face of CoverGirl in October 2013, which is exciting!

5. She's a huge music fan.

Ashley tweeted that she loved listening to the Jennifer Lopez song that was playing in the arena just before Ashley took the ice at the Olympics. And in December 2013, Ashley was as thrilled as we were that Beyonce released her surprise album, as Ashley tweeted that she "worships" Bey. Same here, Ash!

We wish Ashley all the best throughout the Olympics!

Do you think her facial reaction makes Ashley a bad sport? Or do you appreciate her enthusiasm?

02.10.2014 / 12:00 AM EDT by Ryan Gajewski
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