Olympic medalist, 29, is a second-year law student at Boston College and the
host of Gymnastics USA with Shannon Miller on the CN8 network
SI: So how does
the most decorated American gymnast in history end up in law school?
Miller: I did my
undergrad [at the University of Houston] in business marketing and
entrepreneurship, and one of the last classes I took was business law. I was
fascinated by how much I would need to know if I wanted to own my own business.
[My intention] was never to be a practicing attorney. It was to gain that
SI: What's your
class schedule like?
Miller: I go to
class Monday through Thursday, which allows me to travel on the weekends for
gymnastics work. People put the fear of God into you when you go to law school
about how horrible it's going to be, but it really hasn't been. It's been a
SI: If your
classmates went to shannonmiller.com, they'd see you attended Heidi Klum's
Halloween party and the premiere of King Kong. Not a typical law student's
lifestyle, is it?
almost like I lead a double life. I'm scared to think what they would say.
Especially if they saw what I wore for Halloween. That was scary. I wore a
maid's outfit. Let's just say it was interesting.
SI: After all the
years of practice and competition, how has your body held up?
Miller: I feel
great. When I'm on the road I work out a lot at hotel fitness centers. I've
been known to do back handsprings down the hallway of a hotel.
SI: You finished
13th--four spots ahead of William Shatner--in Saturday's Toyota Grand Prix of
Long Beach celebrity race. How does it feel to beat a seventysomething?