Here's a Rare Look at Salma Hayek as a Young Gymnast
Salma Hayek's talents aren't limited to acting and philanthropy. The 49-year-old shared a glimpse at her former life as a competitive gymnast on Instagram with a seriously impressive throwback photo of her younger self performing a high-flying toe-touch.
"I wish I could still do that but at least I have proof that once upon a time I was a #gymnast #ludscanov #gym #tbt," the actress and mom to 8-year-old Valentina Paloma captioned the #tbt post.
Hayek was an accomplished gymnast who once had aspirations of competing in the Olympics for her native Mexico.
"They drafted me ... to be part of the Olympic team! But I was 8 or 9 and my father said no because I would have had to go live in Mexico City in a boarding school for gymnasts, do six hours, eight hours a day of training, which for me was like paradise," she said in 2012, according to the New Zealand Herald.
Hayek's most recent project is an animated adaptation of Kahlil Gibran’s 1923 book, The Prophet. The actress will lend her voice to the character Kamila for the film, which will be a compilation of poems that address life's important milestones.