Olympian Nick Symmonds Scores Dream Date with Paris Hilton

June 28, 2012 7:40 am

Even superhuman Olympic athletes get giddy when it comes to celebrities.

For Olympian runner Nick Symmonds, his dreams came true when he scored a hot date with his celebrity crush Paris Hilton. Symmonds, who holds four consecutive U.S. titles in the 800 meter run, took a spur of the moment trip to Beverly Hills recently and was able to rendezvous with the hotel heiress for drinks at The Polo Lounge at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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“It was a really casual, fun date with a beautiful, highly-intelligent woman,” said Symmonds, who revealed that they chatted about everything from their love of family to his pet bunny.

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A true gentleman, Symmonds came prepared with a pink-themed gift basket full of memorabilia from classic Beverly Hills locations, knowing Hilton’s love of the color. In the basket he included, a pink Timex Ironman watch, a package of pink SnoBalls, a pink bottle of Mr. Bubble bubble bath, a pink and white beach towel from the Beverly Hills Hotel, a pink luggage tag and rubber coin purse from the Beverly Hills Hotel, and an assortment of chocolates from the famed Edelweiss Chocolates.

Nick Symmonds poses with his gift basket for Hilton. Photo via NBC

The Olympian doesn’t keep up with Hollywood gossip; “But I‘ve always had this huge crush on Paris and getting to know her was a dream come true. That memory ranks right up there with making my first Olympic team. It’s incredible.” The pair have been texting and Symmonds hopes to stay in touch. “I really hope she is able to make it up to the Olympic Trials,” Symmonds said of Hilton.

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Although Paris didn’t show on Monday for the final round of the 800 meter run, Symmonds dominated the race, coming in first place and achieving his fastest time ever.  Think Paris will show in London to show some support? We’ll have to wait and see.

Via  Joe Battaglia, NBC Olympics


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