Leslie Jones, actress, comedian, and Team USA super-fan, has been live-tweeting the 2016 Olympics (opens in new tab) and it's actually the best. Jones isn't just a casual fan of the Olympics. She doesn't just follow the results online and tune in for the big events. She's a certified fangirl who has been watching the games religiously and live-tweeting her on-point reactions to everything that happens.
Yep I love the Olympics it's the only time all countries come together to compete! I love it!! pic.twitter.com/YQue72tQ5cAugust 6, 2016
The Ghostbusters star's tweets have been getting a lot of attention, including some from Jim Bell, the executive producer of the NBC Olympics. Bell took notice of Jones's beyond-enthusiastic tweets and invited her to Rio. For real.
note to my friends @jfb & #nbcolympics:Get @Lesdoggg to Rio & give her a microphone.30% more USA gold + #ratings https://t.co/ZqwTOwhygsAugust 7, 2016
Jones's replied (of course) to make sure Bell wasn't kidding. He wasn't.
hmmmm don't play cause y'all need me! I would have the whole Olympics pumped!!August 7, 2016
We have to stay tuned to see if Jones actually makes the trip to Rio to support Team USA in person, but we definitely hope she does. In the meantime, check out a few highlights from Jones's Olympics tweets so far and follow her on Twitter (opens in new tab) for ongoing, hilarious coverage of the games.
Come on boo keep going pic.twitter.com/05ehgFmBfsAugust 7, 2016
Can I get an application? pic.twitter.com/QB3abCFPv3August 7, 2016
GO TEAM USA!! pic.twitter.com/j7pbHyPrlhAugust 7, 2016
Didn't get world record but she did get the Olympic record she the bomb!! GO LEDECKY pic.twitter.com/1sbWOrg7iOAugust 7, 2016
Kayleigh Roberts is a freelance writer and editor with more than 10 years of professional experience. Her byline has appeared in Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, The Atlantic, Allure, Entertainment Weekly, MTV, Bustle, Refinery29, Girls’ Life Magazine, Just Jared, and Tiger Beat, among other publications. She's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
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