DALLAS, June 4 (UPI) -- Holley Mangold, the sister of New York Jets center Nick Mangold, will compete for the title of world's strongest woman in the Summer Olympics in London.
Mangold, 22, weighs 350 pounds, lifts weight and was an offensive lineman at Archbishop Alter High School in Kettering, Ohio, where she became the first female to play in an Ohio high school state championship game, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.
She's comfortable with her body.
"I love my body," Mangold said. "I think it's perfect. I don't know what my personality would be like if I wasn't so huge."
The Journal Sentinel said she's unlikely to win a medal in London in 2012.
Mangold stars in her own sitcom and was portrayed on MTV's "True Life" in a 2011 episode titled "I'm the Big Girl."
At an Olympic media summit in Dallas last month, she said: "I'm a super-heavyweight for a reason. I don't really like to avoid food. I like to embrace it and enjoy it."
Mangold tried track and field but didn't like it and her search for a sport ultimately led to Olympic weightlifting.
"[Olympic] weightlifting is so amazing because it's like a 400-pound golf swing," she said. "It's so technical. It looks so effortless when you do it right. When you do it wrong, it looks like it's really, really heavy.
"There's this thing called weightless -- when you get a good lift the bar is literally weightless off of your body and then you don't feel it until it's over your head again. You get that lift maybe one out of 100. But if you get that lift, you're chasing that lift the rest of your life."
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