Why U.S. synchronized swimmers use Jell-O while competing

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Why U.S. Synchronized Swimmers Use Jell-O While Competing

When it comes to the Olympics, synchronized swimmers are often underrated. The sport showcases grace, aquatic skill and athleticism, as well as some underwater moves that most can't even pull off on the dance floor. And they do all of this while looking super fly!

What's their secret? Well, let's just say you'll never look at a certain snack the same way again. Anita Alvarez and Mariya Koroleva, representatives of the U.S. Olympic synchronized swimming team, recently spilled their beauty secrets to Vogue magazine.

The most shocking one of all? The swimmers style their hair with Jell-O! Yep, that's right. They don't wear swim caps, so they "mix Knox gelatin with water, comb their hair with this gooey mix and put it in a bun with a headpiece." As the Jell-O mix dries it gets hard and keeps their hair in place. The ladies even add some glitter to the mix to spice it up.

Who knows, we may have just discovered the latest crazy style trend!

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Japan's Yukiko Inui and Risako Mitsui compete during the synchronized swimming duet technical routine preliminary round in the Maria Lenk Aquatic Center at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Aug. 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
Canada's Jaqueline Simoneau and Karine Thomas compete during the synchronized swimming duet technical routine preliminary round in the Maria Lenk Aquatic Center at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Aug. 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
Slovakia's Nada Daabousova and Jana Labathova compete during the synchronized swimming duet technical routine preliminary round in the Maria Lenk Aquatic Center at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Aug. 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
Greece's Evelina Papazoglou and Greece's Evangelia Platanioti compete in the Duets Technical Routine preliminaries during the synchronised swimming event at the Maria Lenk Aquatics at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on August 15, 2016. / AFP / Martin BUREAU (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)
Spain's Ona Carbonell Ballestero and Spain's Gemma Mengual Civil compete in the Duets Technical Routine preliminaries during the synchronised swimming event at the Maria Lenk Aquatics at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on August 15, 2016. / AFP / Martin BUREAU (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 14: Jacqueline Simoneau and Karine Thomas of Canada compete in the Women's Duets Synchronised Swimming Free Routine Preliminary Round on Day 9 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre on August 14, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 14: Iryna Limanouskaya and Veronika Yesipovich of Belarus compete in the Women's Duets Synchronised Swimming Free Routine Preliminary Round on Day 9 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre on August 14, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
Spain's Ona Carbonell and Gemma Mengual compete in the Duets Free Routine preliminaries during the synchronised swimming event at the Maria Lenk Aquatics at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on August 14, 2016. / AFP / Martin BUREAU (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - British duet Katie Clark and Olivia Federici compete in the Duets Free Routine preliminaries during the synchronised swimming event at the Maria Lenk Aquatics at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on August 14, 2016. / AFP / Martin BUREAU (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)
China's Huang Xuechen and Sun Wenyan compete in the Duets Free Routine preliminaries during the synchronised swimming event at the Maria Lenk Aquatics at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on August 14, 2016. / AFP / Martin BUREAU (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)
Spain's Ona Carbonell and Gemma Mengual compete during the synchronized swimming duet free routine preliminary round in the Maria Lenk Aquatic Center at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
China's Huang Xuechen and Sun Wenyan compete in the Duets Free Routine preliminaries during the synchronised swimming event at the Maria Lenk Aquatics at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on August 14, 2016. / AFP / Martin BUREAU (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)
Russia's Natalia Ishchenko and Svetlana Romashina compete during the synchronized swimming duet free routine preliminary round in the Maria Lenk Aquatic Center at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
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