There's a lot more to an Olympic athlete like Sally Pearson than, well, being an athlete.
She's undoubtedly one of the elite 100-meter hurdlers competing for gold at the 2012 London Games and rightfully so, because Pearson is the reigning Olympic silver-medalist in the event.
In addition, her celebrity has continued to grow since the 2008 Beijing Olympics and one could argue Pearson's current stature is a foregone conclusion. Her overall career success can be traced back to her early teenage years, which makes the Olympian's recognition her expected destiny.
Pearson's popularity isn't slowing down either. After all, why should a track star's celebrity slow down when racing is his or her career objective anyway?
To that end, let's take a look at Australia's premier track athlete.