The Plain White T’s Muse Speaks: What She Really Wants To Do Is Run

noah | January 23, 2008 12:15 pm

This morning, Today sat down for a chat with Delilah DiCrescenzo, the young Olympic hopeful who inspired the Plain White T’s “Hey There Delilah” and who’ll be attending the Grammys next month as lead singer Tom Higginson’s date. Even though she has a boyfriend! Who, she claims in her delay-plagued chat with Meredith Vieira and Matt Lauer, is actually completely fine with her going on said date, although one wonders how much he was gritting his teeth when he reiterated that fact. DiCrescenzo is, bless her heart, saying that her Grammy appearance will be a good opportunity for her to humanize track and field before this summer’s Olympics in Beijing, although one does wonder if her definition of “humanize” means, in part, “getting a sweet correspondent’s gig if the whole running thing doesn’t work out come Olympic Trials time.”