Track star Lolo Jones, 30, broke down and cried after reading a NY Times article criticizing her for being just another pretty face with no real athletic accomplishments.

"They just ripped me to shreds, and I just thought that that was crazy," said Jones during an appearance on the Today Show Wednesday.

In addition to the harshly worded article, social media critics on Twitter.com took pot shots at Jones for finishing fourth in the 100m hurdle race at the 2012 Olympics in London.

"Putting your heart out there, obviously, it opens you up to a lot of negativity," Jones said as tears ran down her face.

Calling the criticism "heartbreaking" Lolo added: “They should be supporting our U.S. Olympic athletes and instead they just ripped me to shreds. I just thought that that was crazy because I worked six days a week, every day, for four years for a 12-second race and the fact that they just tore me apart, which is heartbreaking.

Lolo made headlines prior to the Olympics when she revealed she was saving her virginity for the right man.

Jones said she wasn't interested in spreading her legs for just any man, she's looking for a "life partner."

“That’s one of the main reasons, because literally there are so many people who aren’t willing to wait for their future spouse. They want to have sex now, they want to hook up,” said Lolo. “That’s their life. My life is something else.”

Jones said preserving her virginity was more difficult than training for the Olympics.

“I’ve complained about this to all my friends,” Lolo told Access. “‘When am I going to finally meet the man of my dreams, my husband, and experience, you know?’ Please, end this drought.”

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    • Bad Influence

      Harpo, who da fugg is this??

    • BoogieNites

      30 yr old w/ her v-card in tact, huh ? :tea:

    • Bad Influence

      its gon be ok KeyLoLo.... shake dem heters off girl :danban:

    • kingstonn

      she's pretty. but I'm with His.. who the fck is this?

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbVuI9sUlcE @NikkeMinxx

      @BadMedicine. LOL.

    • LaceFace

      Thats sad! she qualified for the Olympics. And I know those people who were taking cheap shots at her prolly only run to BUFFET. She may not have won, but I still think 4th place is AWESOME compared to common running folk like myself.

    • http://www.ashland86.com TheRealAshland

      I love her abs,... she could get it..

      Haters gonna hate...... keep doing you Lolo!!1

    • Bootcampgirl

      Please, end this drought.”< Lo Lo

    • kingstonn

      LoLo is her nickname right? Right? Right? :(

    • luVn_liFe…

      I agree with her “They should be supporting our U.S. Olympic athletes and instead they just ripped me to shreds.
      But its always easy to point your finger,judge,critize.
      Look how their shredding Lil Gabby.
      as one said last week...
      When you Know Better you Do Better."

    • dancerbee93

      That white chick from Australia :smoke: them in that semi-final heat... My mouth was to the floor.. Not sure if they were expecting her to even be competition...

      OAN... Congrats to Dawn, Kelly and Aly last night :clap:

    • Bootcampgirl

      :blink:
      Where the hell did the rest of my comment go...

    • MZ_CARAM3L74

      She's GORG! & I respect her values too :thumbsup:

    • LaceFace

      :offtopic:

      has anyone taken the GRE or in a PhD program. I need some advice!

    • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco aka Hippie

      Oh so you train for the OLYMPICS and you have never heard criticism - I mean why let folks you don't even know bring you to tears - this is warranting anything imo - not even a post

    • NaijaGal

      meh...I think the media hyped her up especially after the whole virgin thing came up...she didn't live up to their expectations and here we are

    • http://www.landofpure.net Fayla aka IWhipIt..WhipItRealGood:)

      oh. :coffee:

    • http://www.landofpure.net Fayla aka IWhipIt..WhipItRealGood:)

      oh. :coffee:

    • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco aka Hippie

      isnt warranting

    • Bad Influence

      Kingbew :hug:

      Nikke :hug:

    • luVn_liFe…

      dancerbee93 says:
      That white chick from Australia
      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
      Yes Maam,but the American was right there with her..they were neck and Neck in the heat ones second was .53 the other was .55
      I was like " :blink: " damn!

    • gbellab

      the media is full of SHAT. The U.S. media primarily. They just love to tear people down. Notice how they cover "feel good" stories on all these white or light skinned athletes, but don't mention the "darkies" as much.
      I dont care about the whiny crying gymnast blah blah etc. Tell me more about the seven Cameroon Olympic competitors that have disappeared from their official residence and may be attempting to seek asylum.
      f*k T.V. and the media

    • DoNotDeleteMe

      Her name is Lori...LoLo is her nickname.

      I believe that the media is on her because she was the second highest earner last year behind Usain Bolt (who earned 20 million dollars). She has not won a gold but her looks, style, and vow to be a nun until she is married has created a cult following. She has a hard scrabble story like Gabby...except, she does lack consistency and sometimes credibility. She posed semi-nude on the cover of ESPN and that caused some to question is she a virgin or a vixen because as being the consumate media slore that she is, she never wastes time jumping at an opportunity to be provocative. Part of her appeal is that she is "pure" and the hungry werewolves cannot tear into her virginal zone. She is saving herself for the right woman as far as I am concerned. As straight as I am I don't think I could resist advances from her. :shrug:

    • kingstonn

      @ laceface
      i didn't have to take the GRE but I'm in a PhD program of sorts. i was undergrad for 2 years & now graduate for 4. idk if that's what you're looking for tho...

      @ his
      *plays ladysmith black Mombazo on ur bewbs* how is niglet & pops these days?

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbVuI9sUlcE @NikkeMinxx

      ancerbee93 says:
      That white chick from Australia
      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
      Yes Maam,but the American was right there with her..they were neck and Neck in the heat ones second was .53 the other was .55
      I was like ” ” damn!
      _________________________________________

      Harper ran out of room, if they had five more feet of track she would have got it. But congrats to the Aussie chick.

      Uhm Gbellab, speak on it then... The competed for their country first though right? Hail they're probably down in the village serving good D to them white girls.

    • MissHarlem

      I love her story and been watching her for awhile. Hope she gets everything she deserves.

      :hi: EVERYONE :bye:

    • dancerbee93

      luVn_liFe... says:

      dancerbee93 says:
      That white chick from Australia
      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
      Yes Maam,but the American was right there with her..they were neck and Neck in the heat ones second was .53 the other was .55

      **********************
      Right!!! I was screaming at the TV....Such an awesome race..Had she not been there LoLo would have placed 3rd LOL Its still a great accomplishment. Much better finish since the media constantly talked about her knocking the hurdles over in the last olympics... I gotta :cosign: @Choco Surely they ripped you to pieces for disqualifying last olympics..soooo why are you letting them bring you to tears? Everyone is always looking for validity and acceptance from ppl they dont even know :shrugs:

    • brownskin A.K.A Creamy

      :whistle: yes yes yes yes, tell'em yes tell the lord say yes, i wannna do ur will, i'll go if you lead me if you lead me if you lead ill go, yes life your hands and tell lord yes open up your heart, ya ya ya ya ya ya, I wont stray Jesus, :coffee: having one of my monments. hey family :waves:

    • hell_on_heels

      Ummmm. she is and will NOT be the only pretty face on the track. Ummmm Flo Jo was simply just stunning and was a beast on the track (I was a little girl, like 7 and I still remember her). Miss. Lo Lo, needs to stop it and focusing on something other than things that are NOT of any relivence to her.

    • Bad Influence

      @Delete, ok so im not the only who thinks shes waiting on the right beaver to pet....husband my ass.. :coffee:

      altho i will say her looks do nothing for me...i dnt find her 2 be stunning, gorgeous or none of that. She doesnt look like a foot so yeah, shes cute but nothing to send a postcard home about :lol:

    • kingstonn

      why is it so hard to believe she's a virgin? there's chicks in my classes that are almost my mom's age that are virgins. :yes:

    • luVn_liFe…

      Harper ran out of room, if they had five more feet of track she would have got it. But congrats to the Aussie chick. :yes:

      Uhm Gbellab, speak on it then… The competed for their country first though right? Hail they’re probably down in the village serving good D to them white girls.

      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

      yes they have competed in their events

    • dancerbee93

      Ummmm. she is and will NOT be the only pretty face on the track.
      ********************
      All those American track girls are beautiful and body's are banging!!!! She looks like Paula Patton, Stacy Dash, the list goes on.....aint nothing to write home about :coffee:

    • http://gravatar.com/msloloyolo MsLolo

      "she never wastes time jumping at an opportunity to be provocative"

      perhaps she needed an outlet? :shrugs:
      She probably has :hump: on the brain all the time.

    • Bad Influence

      @KingBew, them heathens are alive and kicking :lol: good tho...where been bew?

      Fiance :love:

    • LaceFace

      @kingston

      I'm looking to get into a PhD program in the next two years. I dont think the GRE is as important as my previous college transcripts and letters of recommendation, but I have to write a Statement of Purpose. Have you written one?

    • http://gravatar.com/msloloyolo MsLolo

      And from one Lolo to the next "do ya thang!"

    • kingstonn

      @ his
      doing these damn rotations at the veterans hospital & the county hospital & Walgreens. i don't think i have to explain to you how the VA smelled. :wail:

      @ lace
      i did. not to get in the school but they required us to have one written to place in our portfolio. ugh. two pages of trying to explain why i want this degree without mentioning my desire for a 6 figure salary. :lol:

    • LaceFace

      @kingston lol

    • GAGIRL87

      :whistle: Jill Scott's "Blessed"

      This is the last take for the night
      Understand it's kinda late
      And I gotta get home to my son
      'Cause he's so special to me
      I mean I gotta see him
      I need to breathe him
      That's my baby, don't call me crazy
      I love the studio but I love him more
      Let me give you what I got so

      I woke up in the morning feeling fresh to death
      I'm so blessed, yes yes
      I went to sleep stressed, woke up refreshed
      I'm so blessed, yeah yes
      Water in my face and everything is in its place
      Peace of mind even my grace
      I'm so blessed, yes yes yes

    • http://dawnsheen.blogspot.com/ Min Min Sheen (The artist formally kwn as Dawn Sheen)

      Bad Influence says:

      Harpo, who da fugg is this??

      ---------
      Nice abs nice camel toe

    • yallcrazy

      Dear Girl,
      Stop reading what people say. Simple!

      Sincerely,
      Yall Crazy
      *signed like Stevie* :kona:

      #IWISHIWOULDRESPONDTONONSENSE #next

    • KishaMinyonn

      @LACEFACE
      I took the GRE to get into my Master's program and had to write a statement of purpose.

    • missmiami

      :applause: I appreciate her being honest and hopes she gets some back bone and doesn't fall back. Stand your ground hun. The world is sooooooo backwards. Like why is her choosing to remain a virgin so important and why must she be labeled a liar.

    • KishaMinyonn

      I don't think her posing half nude on a magazine cover warrants anyone questioning her virginity. She runs on the track half naked all the time.

    • sassyshe

      Lolo needs to be like Anna Kournikova who knew that she was not that great and used tennis as an entrance in hooking a rich dude and getting hella endorsements. Lolo problem is that shetries to act all high and mighty but yet cant be top in her field. If you gonna be a snob then you have to have the good to back it up. Dont see what her V-card had to do with her sport but she used it to say as a female she was better then her other competitors cause she got values. No one cares bout your values just what you can do on the field

    • kingstonn

      @ missmiami
      :cosign:

    • GAGIRL87

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      yallcrazy says:

      Dear Girl,
      Stop reading what people say. Simple!

      Sincerely,
      Yall Crazy
      *signed like Stevie*

      #IWISHIWOULDRESPONDTONONSENSE #next
      ______________________________________________________________________

      :dead: @ signed like Stevie :lol:

    • yallcrazy

      SON :yahoo:

      Ho'boygurrr :2dance: to Get Money :lol:

      :waves: NikkeMinxx Pour something Yo!

    • BoogieNites

      yes yes, THAS MY JAM, gagurrrl ! ! ! ! :danban1:

    • Genevieve..

      @kingstonn, her real name is Lori.

      I'm not a big LoLo fan, everybody was paying her so much attention they didn't even pay any to the two American hurdlers that placed in front of her. IMO, she is just a pretty face with mediocre talent albeit much more talent than I have but still.

    • Starr

      LaceFace says:

      has anyone taken the GRE or in a PhD program. I need some advice!

      *********************

      Currenly studying for the GRE.

      I would suggest looking at the requirements for the schools your considering. Some might require it, and some waive it all together.

    • Anna

      KishaMinyonn says:

      I don’t think her posing half nude on a magazine cover warrants anyone questioning her virginity. She runs on the track half naked all the time.

      ~~~~~~~~
      Thank You, that's like saying a woman who wears a shirt skirt to a bar, is asking to be raped.

    • yallcrazy

      :lol: GA

    • Anna

      short*

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgWgEoaAYDY FeFe

      I know a chick who is like 37 and still a virgin...she ain't had no dicks up in her but she's had PLENTY of toys up in her...so what really makes one a virgin? :think: :lol:

    • Ms.Fashion

      Bad Influence says:

      Harpo, who da fugg is this??

      ____________

      WITCH I HAD THE SAME THOUGHT WHILE READING THIS!!! LOOK AT THE FIRST COMMENT AND YOU DONE POSTED IT!!! :rofl:

      NOW Yall know since she lost she about to go and give it up right??? She has to mend those wounds somehow!!! :lol:

    • pointhimout

      OMG they did rip her a new one last night on twitter. Someone said she's saving her winning Olympics efforts for her wedding night. I bout fell off the chair laughing. People are so mean spirited, but it was so funny. I know of her, but dont know her records and resume like I do flo jo, gail devers, and gwen torrence et al.

      These new US sprinters aren't really consistent. here today, banned tomorrow, so I stopped trying to keep up.

    • LaceFace

      @KishaMinyonn says:

      What did your SOP consist of? I'm looking in to a PhD in Leadship Studies. I'm trying to get a basic outline. I googled SOPs, but I wanted assistance from someone who actually written one.

      @Starr says:

      Currenly studying for the GRE.

      I would suggest looking at the requirements for the schools your considering. Some might require it, and some waive it all together.
      _____________

      The school I'm looking into requires that the applicant has taken it within the last 5 years and the scores are directly mailed to the school from the GRE center. Do you have the GRE study book? is it a lot of information to absorb?

    • BoogieNites

      FeFe says:

      I know a chick who is like 37 and still a virgin…she ain’t had no dicks up in her but she’s had PLENTY of toys up in her…so what really makes one a virgin?
      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
      glad u fonted that cuz i was bout to say today's virgins are "ERRTHING but penis penetration" virgins .. olgurl in college was a "virgin" and a freakaleak, openly discussed anal tactics &expressed zero discretion, but still had her tattered v-card so :shrug:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-zNhpOUelY Usual Prime Suspect

      she’s saving her winning Olympics efforts for her wedding night. I bout fell off the chair laughing
      _____________
      Now that a good one.

      Yeah, I watched her run last night and the white girl from Autrilia bascially walked her down.

    • LaceFace

      leadership*

    • http://twitter.com/#!/Birdshu Bird

      Lo Lo really let that BS get to her. She was visibly angry after she won her qualifying heat to the point that the interviewer asked her why she looked so intense. It may be too late for the Olympics, but she has to learn to shake that mess off. There are zero scrubs at the Olympics. Everyone that makes it is among the very best athletes the world has to offer. She and any reasonable person knows there was no truth to the NY Times article. Screw them.

    • Ms.Fashion

      FeFe says:

      I know a chick who is like 37 and still a virgin…she ain’t had no dicks up in her but she’s had PLENTY of toys up in her…so what really makes one a virgin?

      _____________

      Another thought taken!!! :lol:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgWgEoaAYDY FeFe

      @Boogie

      Yep, I know a girl in college who didn't get penetrated, but was straight taking showers with men, jacking them off and everything...

    • free

      pointhimout says: These new US sprinters aren’t really consistent. here today, banned tomorrow, so I stopped trying to keep up.

      ********************

      all over the place. felix better win something tonite.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-zNhpOUelY Usual Prime Suspect

      FeFe says:

      I know a chick who is like 37 and still a virgin…she ain’t had no dicks up in her but she’s had PLENTY of toys up in her…so what really makes one a virgin?

      ____________
      If her hymen is not broken she is still a "considered" a virgin. But really anybody can go to the doctor and get one put back :coffee:

      #be reading up on it...just in case I need to pretend again.

    • lovezoe

      They ripped her on Twitter. In other news Pooch Hall tweeted Derwin lives, guess he coming back...

    • pointhimout

      @65 whew. aint nothing like a pure slut. teasing and please all in the same breath. you leave confused, yet somehow satisfied. nice.

    • BoogieNites

      FeFe says:

      @Boogie

      Yep, I know a girl in college who didn’t get penetrated, but was straight taking showers with men, jacking them off and everything…

      ^^^^^^^
      :hahaha: virgins be winning. :lol:

    • yallcrazy

      I can see gravis now.

      Gimme that baby Zoe :lol: #toocute

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgWgEoaAYDY FeFe

      So I guess you can:

      1. Give head
      2. Get head
      3. Play with toys
      4. Dry hump
      5. Give and receive a full orgasm

      But can STILL be considered a virgin... ain't life grand! :lol:

    • proudgh

      @ LaceFace, there is a good forum (Urch) for GRE takers. I found it to be extremely useful when I studied for the GRE

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAzGSRdTGgA&feature=player_embedded AWESOME

      You can't soak up all the praise and then :wail: when YOU don't come through. She was all over ESPN, HBO etc... I didn't know who she was before. I'm sure she benefited monetarily, she's probably pissed she couldn't really cash in with a gold medal.

      Sex sells all over the world and especially the US, even if the angle is no sex, just ask Tebow. I can't be the only one sick of ESPN slobbing him and the Jets. Do we really need to know which breakfast he passed over before deciding to pray his hunger away?

      Lolo ain't ugly but she's not pretty like that. :shrug:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-zNhpOUelY Usual Prime Suspect

      aint nothing like a pure slut. teasing and please all in the same breath. you leave confused, yet somehow satisfied. nice.

      _____________
      Please logoff :rofl:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgWgEoaAYDY FeFe

      Lolo ain’t ugly but she’s not pretty like that. :shrugs:
      ____________
      My sentiments exactly... :coffee:

    • sassyshe

      LaceFace says:

      @KishaMinyonn says:

      What did your SOP consist of? I’m looking in to a PhD in Leadship Studies. I’m trying to get a basic outline. I googled SOPs, but I wanted assistance from someone who actually written one.

      @Starr says:

      Currenly studying for the GRE.

      I would suggest looking at the requirements for the schools your considering. Some might require it, and some waive it all together.
      _____________

      The school I’m looking into requires that the applicant has taken it within the last 5 years and the scores are directly mailed to the school from the GRE center. Do you have the GRE study book? is it a lot of information to absorb?

      -------------------------------------------------------------------------
      It is my friends recommended the audio tapes or making sure you get one that has those test materials so you can practice

    • LaceFace

      proudgh says:

      @ LaceFace, there is a good forum (Urch) for GRE takers. I found it to be extremely useful when I studied for the GRE
      ________________

      thank you!!!! IM LOOKING INTO IT NOW

    • Freda2you

      Bottom line, these folks are a bunch of haters. LoLo is cashing in on her popularity for whatever reason. Be happy for her. You can only have 3 winners per race, she did her best. Let's move on, be happy for her. *Side note* I'm gonna try to set her up with my nephew.

    • http://twitter.com/#!/Birdshu Bird

      Freda

      I got a good pure little cousin for her too. (at least he was a year ago right before he started college) He's an elite athlete as well. If she's willing to get her cougar on he's all kinds of cute.

    • Henny Blaque

      I thought all the hype over her was about when she fell and lost the gold to Dawn? I cant remember what year it happened.

      They were saying if she hadnt fell she wouldve beat Dawn out, and that Dawn didnt really deserve her gold.

      This time around was going to be Lo Lo's or Dawns time to show what it really was.

      I cant remember Dawns last name but I think shes the one who came in 2nd after the Australian girl last night.

    • NaijaGal

      just saw the women who actually placed above Lolo :thinking:

    • Negrito

      That white chick from Australia them in that semi-final heat… My mouth was to the floor.. Not sure if they were expecting her to even be competition…

      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

      No reason to be surprised. Sally Pearson is one of the biggest stars in athletics. She's the reigning world champion and has dominated 100m hurdles for a couple of years now. She was the heavy favorite for a reason. I'm more surprised that Harper was so close to beat her.

    • miamore1973

      I thought she was one of Quincy's girls. She reminds me of um um damn what's her name??? Quincy's daughter...........uggh never mind.

    • Daisy

      "Please, end this drought"

      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

      *waves prayer cloth and falls at the alter* From your mouth to God's ears :pray:

    • whatdoesitmatter

      I like Lolo, she just seems a little mentally unstable. Makes me nervous. :tea: