Photograph By Peter Hapak for ESPN The Magazine
"I think it's a big deal to be an athlete and feel confident in your body and show it off. I wasn't confident in high school. I was at a school where there were no people of my ethnicity. Everyone was blond and skinny, and I was different. It made me want to be something I wasn't. But I've reached a point in my life where I'm happy with who I am."