‘I Got This:’ Video of Olympic champ Laurie Hernandez at Morristown book fest

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For many young fans, Olympic champion Laurie Hernandez was the highlight of last weekend’s Morristown Festival of Books.

'I GOT THIS!' Olympic gold medalist Laurie Hernandez, at the Morristown Festival of Books, Oct. 14, 2017. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
‘I GOT THIS!’ Olympic gold medalist Laurie Hernandez, at the Morristown Festival of Books, Oct. 14, 2017. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

If you missed her talk, here are some video highlights.

The golden gymnast from Old Bridge chats with emcee Tara Bernie about the origins of her autobiography title, I Got This; about meeting Beyoncé; and about winning on Dancing With the Stars.

Dubbed “The Human Emoji” for her 100-watt expressions, Hernandez also plays an emoji game…and gets some glowing reviews from admirers.

Slideshow photos by Kevin Coughlin and MG contributors:
Cara Minchello, 8, and Emma Manzo, 9, of Morristown are ecstatic after meeting Olympian Laurie Hernandez. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
GOLDEN SMILE: Olympic medalist Laurie Hernandez, at the Morristown Festival of Books, Oct. 14, 2017. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
Sisters Leah (15) and Maya (10) Chan after meeting Olympian Laurie Hernandez at the Morristown Festival of Books, Oct. 14, 2017. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
Olympian Laurie Hernandez shares a laugh at the Morristown Festival of Books, Oct. 14, 2017. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
'BEST DAY OF OUR LIFE' : Julia Schoenbrodt, 11, with her mom, Nicole, of Mendham, after meeting Olympian Laurie Hernandez at the Morristown Festival of Books. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
Emcee Tara Bernie approves of Olympian Laurie Hernandez's emoji selection, at the Morristown Festival of Books, Oct. 14, 2017. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
'I GOT THIS!' A popular title at the Morristown Festival of Books, Oct 14, 2017. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
'I GOT THIS!' Olympic gold medalist Laurie Hernandez, at the Morristown Festival of Books, Oct. 14, 2017. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
Young fans await arrival of Olympian Laurie Hernandez at the Morristown Festival of Books, Oct. 14, 2017. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
Olympian Laurie Hernandez instructs her dad to turn around so she can choose a boyfriend emoji, at the Morristown Festival of Books, Oct. 14, 2017. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
Fans await arrival of Olympian Laurie Hernandez at the Morristown Festival of Books, Oct. 14, 2017. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
HAPPY TIMES: Olympic gold medalist Laurie Hernandez at the Morristown Festival of Books, Oct. 14, 2017. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
Fans listen to Olympian Laurie Hernandez at the Morristown Festival of Books, Oct, 14, 2017. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
HUGE MOMENT, PETITE STAR: Olympic gold medalist Laurie Hernandez with sisters Leah,15, and Maya Chan, 10, at the Morristown Festival of Books. Center photo by Kevin Coughlin; others courtesy of Chan family.
Olympic champ Laurie Hernandez, flanked by Schoenbrodts of Mendham--Julia, 11, and her mom, Nicole, at the Morristown Festival of Books, Oct. 14, 2017. Photo courtesy of the Schoenbrodts.
Volunteer Ajorie Henry of Morristown welcomes book festival patrons to the Church of the Redeemer, Oct. 14, 2017. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
Olympian Laurie Hernandez chooses an emoji presented by emcee Tara Bernie, at the Morristown Festival of Books, Oct. 14, 2017. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
The Church of the Redeemer is packed for Olympian Laurie Hernandez, Oct. 14, 2017. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
Rector Cynthia Black welcomes visitors to Laurie Hernandez appearance at the Church of the Redeemer, Oct. 14, 2017. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
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Fans listen to Olympian Laurie Hernandez at the Morristown Festival of Books, Oct, 14, 2017. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
Fans listen to Olympian Laurie Hernandez at the Morristown Festival of Books, Oct, 14, 2017. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

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