Date: August 01, 2012 06:22AM
How old is that information? I would never have guessed, what with the multiple earrings, cross necklace, tattoos, and strapless dresses (Valerie is gorgeous).
I checked the wikipedia entry - the source information came from an Islands Business article that also called her happily married (back when she was Valerie Vili). Her brother is not identified as a Mormon on his wiki.
Googling her name and "Mormon" brings up the one article, the wiki quoting it and a raft of LDS originated "Mormon Olympian" stories. I hope the inspired little Mormon kids go and look up pictures of their idol at an awards ceremony, preferably happily located behind a wine glass and wine/beer bottles as seen here:http://www.wonderwalkers.co.nz/default,3140,wonderful-woman.sm
Here she is demonstrating some fruity kiwi language in her pre-olympics video diary entry "A night out at the bar":http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/road-to-london/6875073/Diary-Entry-18-A-night-out-at-the-bar
And here she is enjoying a cheese and wine fondue, with wine, for dinner in Switzerland (and followed by coffee by the looks of the cups):http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/road-to-london/6774852/Diary-Entry-11-A-cheesy-dinner
Follow some of her video diaries and you find someone who is a lot of fun, uses a bit of fruity language and is completely devoid of Mormonspeak. After winning in Rome she was "Super-duper-happy" and did not mention God once at all, let alone talk about being blessed or other such language.
She may be a fantastic role-model, but I am going to need a bit more evidence than the Mormon propaganda machine that Valerie Adams is a Mormon!