STOKKE REJECTS “BEING SEX SYMBOL” OF VAULTED POLES: Media hound Allison Stokke, she of the front page WASHINGTON POST profile and appearance on Fox News Channel, tells the NEWPORT BEACH (CA) DAILY PILOT that “I don’t want to be the sex symbol of pole vaulting.“
This is the same Stokke who has gone on the record numerous times about her disdain for those who have posted photos of her in competion on the internet. She also has claimed repeatedly that she didn’t welcome the accompanying media attention.
Yet Daily Pilot columnist Soraya Nadia McDonald notes that “Stokke welcomed the Pilot, once again, to tell her story.” “Her story”? That has about as much depth as a lyric from an Ashlee Simpson chart topper.
The only thing new in McDonald’s piece about the hero of vaulted poles everywhere is that Stokke claims to have received “undiclosed endorsement offers” (Popeye’s?). And that she was recently recognized on a cruise (egads!) in the Mediterrean.
If Stokke wants to learn a little about how to conduct herself as an attractive high profile athlete, she should look no further than golfer Natalie Gulbis. Gulbis has made a mint posing for tasteful bikini calendars in the past years, and now has broken through as a winner on the LPGA Tour (last weekend at the Evian Masters).