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Is Lolo Jones, the Virgin Olympic Athlete, the Next Tim Tebow?

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Lolo Jones was going to be a big deal at the 2012 Summer Olympics no matter what. Not only is the American among the gold medal favorites in the 60 and 100 meters hurdles but she is quite attractive. In fact, we think she bears a resemblance to ‘Parks and Recreation’ star Rashida Jones. (No relation.)

But the Olympian made a disclosure earlier this week that is sure turn spotlight on her even brighter. In an interview to air on ‘Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel,’ Jones, 29, came out as a virgin.

Yup, the sports world now has a lady Tim Tebow.

Like Tebow, Jones is a devout Christian.  And while she concedes being a virgin at 29 is no longer “cute,” she is serious about saving herself for marriage.

It’s just a gift I want to give my husband. But please understand this journey has been hard,” she explained. “There are virgins out there and I want to let them know that it’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life. Harder than training for the Olympics. Harder than graduating from college has been to stay a virgin before marriage. I’ve been tempted, I’ve had plenty of opportunities.”

She even has a sense of humor about it on Twitter.

Check out more photos of Jones below, who certainly looks like she would have had plenty of opportunities for pre-martial sex.

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Long-lost sisters with the same last name?

Radhida Lolo Jones
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