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Mikaela Shiffrin partners with Proctor and Gamble for 'Thank You, Mom' campaign

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Despite her success and winning second place in the giant slalom in her hometown of Colorado, Sunday December 1, 18-year-old Olympic skier, Mikaela Shiffrin remains humble.

Shiffrin has teamed up with Proctor and Gamble (P&G), and Pantene to continue to celebrate the ‘Thank You, Mom’ campaign. P&G is sponsoring the mom’s behind the athletes, as a tribute to the love and support they provide their children along their Olympic journey.

She is also part of the “Raising an Olympian” film series, which pays tribute to the personal journey of an athlete. In the film, Shiffrin’s mom discusses the accomplishments, yet sacrifices of raising an Olympic daughter.

Shiffrin recognizes that without her mom’s commitment and support in raising her, she wouldn’t be the promising champion that she is. “She’s always been there for me [and] travels with me while I’m on the World Cup circuit. She’s there with me the whole time going through the ups and downs, and getting lost in the wrong country,” she said.

“I’m so happy to be part of the ‘Thank You, Mom’ campaign because I’m finally starting to express how much my mom’s been there.”

When Shiffrin has downtime, she enjoys drinking hot chocolate and watching “Glee” with her mom. “I feel like they go on break every other episode, but I guess that’s just part of it, I know that they’re actors and have to have time off, too,” she lightheartedly joked.

Shiffrin also recalled the excitement and support she felt from her family, friends, and fans while competing Sunday. “It was really special [skiing] and especially in front of my home crowd.”

Although she’s been skiing since childhood, Shiffrin initially didn’t realize that she could be an Olympic professional. “Three years ago when I raced my first World Cup, that’s when I realized that I could really do this. [Also] that’s when I started to have dreams of going to the Olympics and winning World Cups. I let my imagination run wild.”

As she prepares for the Sochi Olympics, which is just two months away, she’s projected to become the next big Olympian as the face to vanguard Team USA.

Her advice to future Olympians, “[You] have to find some part of it that [you’re] passionate about, and then from there it’s pretty easy to get motivated because you really like actually doing it!”


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