Washington, August 13 : Lolo Jones, who doesn't want to go down in history as the green-eyed beauty who competed in two Olympics without ever earning a medal and wants to try again at the 2016 Olympics, still has plenty of career options if she doesn't qualify, experts have revealed.
Realistically, the chances of a thirtysomething athlete successfully competing in the her third Olympic trial seem bleak.
"There's a long four years between now and the games in Rio de Janeiro," Fox News quoted legendary Boston sportscaster Bob Lobel as saying.
"But if Lolo wants to go to Rio and compete-give it one more shot to get a medal-maybe that's the most important thing in her life. Either way, she's not going to go quietly," he said.
Entertainment and sports experts say even if Jones does not qualify for the games in Rio de Janeiro, the 5'9" stunner still has plenty of career options.
"I come from the school of, `If you have it-flaunt it', and I would like to think that Lolo has `it'-whatever `it' is," Lobel said.
"She may overdo it a little bit, but I'd like to think that apart from her athletic career, she can be pretty successful at whatever she does," he said.
Many other agreed that even if she fails to qualify in the next Olympics, her looks can fetch her a great offer.
"I'm sure every major Hollywood agent is clamoring to get a meeting with her, as her great looks and exuberant personality could certainly make her a new Tinsletown treasure," AlwaysAlList. com editor Jawn Murray said.
"At the very least, expect to see her on an upcoming season of `Dancing with the Stars!'" he said.
"Lolo finished 4th in the hurdles but she's still one of the biggest winners to emerge from the London games," Chicago Sun-Times columnist Richard Roeper said.
"She handled the backlash against her with honesty and a little bit of defiance and humour. She's beautiful, smart, she has a playful sense of humour and even though she didn't win a medal, she's still an elite athlete with a great back story, a great look and a following that transcends sports," he said.
While reality TV is certainly one option, the telegenic Jones may also have a career in sports broadcasting.
"I don't even know if knowledge of other sports is a requirement these days, but Lolo certainly is hot property-she elicits controversy from everybody who watches her and follows her," Lobel said.
"She definitely one of those people who will elicit a reaction. I don't think that's bad-those are the people who will make a difference," he added. (ANI)