#4. Charly Caruso wanted to become an Olympic gymnast
Charly Caruso was an athlete growing up. She played several sports in her childhood, starting with soccer:
"I played sports from when I was a tiny girl on an all-boys soccer team. I, of course, dominated. Once I got to college, I got into weight lifting and exercising on my own", she told TV Insider.
According to The Miami Herald, Caruso also participated in gymnastics, softball, and volleyball. She could not achieve her dream of becoming an Olympic gymnast due to injury. She also could not make it in college volleyball due to her height- 5-foot-2.
Caruso became a sports broadcast journalist. She covered many events and tournaments, including NBA, the NFL and the IndyCar series.
Caruso then joined WWE and spent nearly six withars in the company before announcing her departure to join the ESPN team.
She expressed her excitement regarding joining ESPN full-time in her TV Insider interview:
"For me to go somewhere like ESPN, the opportunities are endless. Judging by what I’ve already accomplished on a part-time basis, I’m going to see the fruits of that labor plus so much more."
Caruso also launched her fitness app "Train With Charly" last year. It offers access to her workouts, nutrition guides and other health insights into how she stays in the best shape.