Yesterday, while Chloe Kim, the gold-medal-wielding 17-year-old Olympic phenom, catapulted through the air on a wood and fiberglass panel, the world watched incredulously. She flung her body off a halfpipe and somehow managed to make it spin and contort in all sorts of directions. Yes, her athletic prowess is most certainly something to behold, but her Twitter is a food lover’s gold.
As it happens, Kim has an awesome habit of tweeting about food before, after, and even during competitions. She also has a healthy love of churros (Stars, they’re just like us!). That, I can get behind.
Oh and I also had 2 churros today and they were pretty bomb so if you ever get nervous go eat a churro— Chloe Kim (@chloekimsnow) February 11, 2018
No rest for the weary, and certainly no break for the hungry. Ice cream… on an icy slope? She obviously knows no bounds!
Could be down for some ice cream rn— Chloe Kim (@chloekimsnow) February 12, 2018
yes...— Chloe Kim (@chloekimsnow) February 12, 2018
Kim proves that even world champions and Olympic gold medal winners get hangry.
Wish I finished my breakfast sandwich but my stubborn self decided not to and now I'm getting hangry— Chloe Kim (@chloekimsnow) February 13, 2018
It seems David Chang, chef and NBC food correspondent for the Olympic Games, was clued in to Kim’s Twitter. Following her historic win, he surprised her with ice cream–stuffed churro sandwiches that he made himself. She looked pretty excited. Was it the sandwich or her new impressive gold medal? Perhaps both.
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