Comedian and actress, Leslie Jones is having the time of her life in Rio, all thanks to the power of social media
Jones is one of Team USA’s biggest cheerleaders and that caught the attention of Jim Bell, NBC Olympic Executive Producer. Shortly after a Twitter exchange between Jones and Bell, Jones made the announcement and documented her journey to Brazil for fans to see.
This year, instead of watching the events from home, Jones gets to root on the athletes from the arena and has even met a few of the Olympians.
This superfan has shown that she fulfills the cheerleader requirements, from flips, to chants, she sure knows how to pump up the crowd. However, it’s her animated personality that delivers. This Rio correspondent might have found a permanent.
Watch out, Bob Costas.