Aly Raisman made a name for herself at the 2012 London Olympics as she helped lead the US women’s gymnastics team to its first team gold medal since 1996. Now the diminutive athlete is using that newfound celebrity to make some money.
After winning two gold medals and a bronze in London, Raisman has signed her first endorsement deal back home, USA Today reported. The 18-year-old from Massachusetts has signed a one-year deal to be the spokesperson for Poland Spring Water.
Aly Raisman said she is excited to pitch the New England-based water. Poland Spring is from Maine, in case that didn’t sink in from their many ads boasting about it.
“I’ve been using Poland Spring water for so many years, so it’s an honor they’d want to work with me,” Raisman said. “Plus they’re from New England, so it’s really exciting.”
The terms of the endorsement were not disclosed, USA Today reported.
While Aly Raisman may have just become a household name across America since the Olympics, she actually had a number of endorsements leading up to the 2012 games. She has been a spokesperson for Kellogg’s, Polo Ralph Lauren, and GK Elite Sportswear. She was also featured in the “Got Milk” promotion.
The Poland Springs endorsement marks a bust period for Aly Raisman since her return from London, the Boston Herald reported. She has met with other famous local athletes and teams including the New England Patriots and Tyler Seguin of the Boston Bruins.
“The last couple of weeks have been really hectic,” Aly Raisman told the Boston Herald. “The Olympics was such an amazing experience and being back home is really, really exciting.”