U.S. OLYMPIAN DESTINEE HOOKER — I’M PROUD OF MY NAME … ‘PEOPLE CAN BE CHILDISH’


.S. Olympic volleyball badass Destinee Hooker knows people are amused by her name … she knows some people laugh … but she doesn’t care … she believes it’s a “blessing.”
Hooker — who’s CRUSHING it in London right now (indoor team is undefeated!) — tells TMZ, “When it comes to my name, I honestly find nothing wrong with it. I love my name.”
Still, Destinee admits she’s not deaf to the jokes … “I have been dealing with it since I was a child. People can be childish.”
There was almost no Destinee Hooker at all … the 24-year-old tells us she nearly died at birth, and when she survived, her father was inspired to give her the name “Destinee.”
“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.”
Destinee adds, “No reporters have asked me about my name. You are the first

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