Olympic Gold medalist Laurie Hernandez.
On Sunday, Old bridge native Laurie Hernandez headed north to sign copies of her newly released book, I Got This: To Gold and Beyond, at Bookends in Ridgewood. What better place to kick off her upcoming book tour than in her home state?
While the gold medalist and Dancing with the Stars winner’s muscles are quite intimidating in person, we promise she lives up to her gentle yet bubbly persona. With a smile that lit up the room, Hernandez excitedly greeted her fans for the duration of the event. Seriously, could she be any more adorable?
Couldn’t make it to the book signing? Take a look at our gallery below!
Teresa Pyskaty | InsideJersey.comLaurie Hernandez receives a very special piece gifdt created by Alexa Gade’s grandfather “Papa”
Teresa Pyskaty | InsideJersey.comAlexa Gade and her mom pictured with Laurie’s family after presenting the Olympic athlete with a custom ppiece of art her Grandfather created just for the athlete. Laurie’s mom and dad, Wanda and Anthony, brother Marcus and sister Jelysa were all in attendance to show their support.
Teresa Pyskaty | InsideJersey.comNatalie Delaney and Maryam Alsop, employees at Bookends, Ridgewood.
Teresa Pyskaty | InsideJersey.comLaurie Hernandez with one of the hundreds of enthusiastic fans that came out for the book signing event.
Teresa Pyskaty | InsideJersey.comPat and Walter Boyer, Co-Owners of Bookends of Ridgewood were hosts to USA Olympian Laurie Hernandez for the book signing event.+15