Ondina Lopez Know How to Raise Olympians! #WinningSmile #CrestSponsored

Hey All!

Crest & Oral-B Complete help give Taekwondo fighter Steven López the confidence to show off his healthy, winning smile.  López, a two-time Olympic gold medalist and bronze medalist will be competing in the 80kg division at this year’s Games. Crest & Oral-B Complete have also partnered with Steven’s mother, Ondina López, to highlight the importance mom’s support can play in an athlete’s success.

I know my mother was extremely supportive of me growing up much like Ondina López has been for her children. She’s helped them grow, supported her children, as well as given them guidance for how to live their lives. That’s what motherhood means to me! As a mother you should nurture and provide guidance and steer your kids in the right direction.

Kids are kind of always driving in neutral so to speak and they need their mothers to help guide them and steer them in the right direction. It’s what allows your kids to grow.

Ondina López surely did this with here amazing children as she is the mom of London 2012 Olympic Games hopefuls Steven and Diana Lopez, and is the heart of the “First Family of Taekwondo”. Her children, Steven, Jean, Mark and Diana are at the world elite level in Taekwondo.  Steven, Mark and Diana made history when they each won gold at the 2005 World Taekwondo Championships, becoming the first three siblings in any sport to claim World Championship titles at the same event.

Ondina has always supported her children in their pursuit of Taekwondo. The kids used to practice in the garage, and during the winter she would run the dryer when they were practicing to help warm the garage, and would bring them ice and water during the summer.

I recently had the amazing opportunity to chat with Ondina and she spoke about how much she cares for her children, and how to this day she worries about her children, and if there were one super power she could have, it would be to stop being so nervous and worried for her children, because she worries for them every time they compete! She also spoke about how important it is for her to keep her Hispanic heritage alive in her kids by making Spanish the first language in their home and not English.  It was amazing to talk with her and hear her thoughts on motherhood and raising Olympians and how she treats all her children the same!


With some help from his mom Ondina López, Taekwondo fighter Steven López knows that his healthy, winning smile helps fuel his confidence during competition, and in life. This Olympic gold medalist and 2012 hopeful has partnered with Procter & Gamble Company (P&G), to share how a healthy oral care routine is an important part of his winning moments.

And you can make sure to keep your winning smile as well with Crest!

For more info visit the Crest Website at  www.crestcomplete.com!


This is part of a sponsored campaign with Crest and Latina Mom Bloggers. However, all opinions expressed are my own.


  • Dear Vanessa,

    My name is Mara Greenwald and I am reaching out to you on behalf of Procter & Gamble. I really enjoyed reading this post on Crest, Oral B and taekwondo fighter Steve Lopez, and thought you’d be a great fit to join our P&G blogger program.

    If you are interested, please reach out to me at mgreenwald@bluechipww.com. I look forward to working with you!

    Mara Greenwald on behalf of P&G