RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 09: Lauren Hernandez of the United States prepares ro compete on the balance beam during the Artistic Gymnastics Women's Team Final on Day 4 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Rio Olympic Arena on August 9, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Laurie Hernandez Announces Her First Book ‘I Got This’

At only 16 years old, Laurie Hernandez is releasing a memoir titled I Got This: To Gold and Beyond. The title alludes to a moment captured on live TV, where she whispered the words, “I got this” to herself in Rio.

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The book will document her journey to the 2016 Rio Olympics alongside the Final Five. The book will also include never-before-seen photos.

At this year’s Games, Laurie earned a gold medal for Team All Around and a silver medal individually for the Balance Beam.

Hernandez explained to PEOPLE, “People have seen me at my best, but I don’t think most of them know everything that it took to get me to where I am today.”

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Laurie made the announcement on both Twitter and Instagram, where she said her book will be released on January 24, 2017.

Final Five teammate Simone Biles is also releasing her own book on November 15 titled Courage To Soar. Both Laurie and Simone are currently on the Kellogg’s tour, where they are travelling around the United States until November 13. Laurie is also competing in this season’s Dancing with the Stars, with her partner Valentin Chmerkovsky.

I Got This will be available for $17.99. To pre-order, click here.

Will you be buying it? Make sure to let us know by tweeting us at @CelebMix!

Cover Photo Credits: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Written by Michele Mendez

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