Advertising Console

    Olympic Volleyball Star Destinee Hooker Says She's Proud of Her Name


    by Hollyscoop

    Many are amused by U.S. Olympic Volleyball Star Destinee Hooker's name. Destinee recently admitted that she's well aware of the jokes saying, "I have been dealing with it since I was a child. People can be childish." The 24 year old revealed to TMZ that she almost died at birth and when she survived, her father was inspired to give her the name "Destinee." She stated, "Since I was a blessing, (my father) spelled it uniquely. So I am thankful to be here and glad my Dad gave me the name."