Is 'Hangry' Chloe Kim Doomed to Eat Three Foods Forever?

The Gold medalist says chocolate, churros and sandwiches don’t mix.



GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 13: (BROADCAST-OUT) Gold medalist in Snowboard Ladies' Halfpipe Chloe Kim of the United States poses for a portrait on the Today Show Set on February 13, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Marianna Massey/Getty Images)

Photo by: Marianna Massey

Marianna Massey

What a week it was for Chloe Kim. Not only did the 17-year-old snowboarder become the youngest halfpipe gold medalist ever, snagging a near-perfect score of 98.25 and becoming the first woman to nail back-to-back 1080s in Olympic competition, she also became a poster child for hangriness when she tweeted wistfully mid-competition about foods left uneaten.

“Wish I finished my breakfast sandwich but my stubborn self decided not to and now I'm getting hangry,” Kim wrote moments before sailing through her third run on the slopes of PyeongChang on Monday, generating nearly 102,000 Likes and a great deal of amazement.

“I wish we could all perform that well on half a breakfast sandwich,” one commenter responded, presumably echoing the thoughts of many.

Kim, who also recently tweeted out her love for ice cream (mid-qualifier) and churros (she claims the latter is a “pretty bomb” cure for nerves), has captured the concern of the masses, who really, really want her to eat everything her golden heart desires.

“Could be down for some ice cream” right now, she tweeted, later tweeting to NBC “Cookies & Cream is some good stuff. If anyone can get me some to the village thatd be dope.”

So of course someone gave her a cup of ice cream (chocolate, alas) on Tuesday as she began a round of TV interviews.

That’s not all. Chef David Chang, who is serving as a special food correspondent for NBC during the Games, noted on Instagram that he had surprised Kim “after her big win yesterday with churro ice cream sandwiches. Made in basically five minutes with pizza dough we found in the cafeteria because she loves churros, sandwiches, and ice cream.” (She dove right in.)

And when Kim went on the Today show to talk about her win, the hosts presented her with a tray heaped with breakfast sandwiches (of some sort), churros and chocolate, and ice cream. A bit nonplussed — “I don’t know what to do!” she exclaimed — the snowboarding star tried them all at once. She doesn’t recommend it.

“Don’t mix chocolate, churros and a sandwich,” Kim advised us all. “Doesn’t really work.

There it is. I think – hangry or not — she may be ready to move on to other foods now, guys. Someone get this young athlete the “burger, fries, maybe some Hawaiian pizza” she really craves, pronto!

Photo: GettyImages, Marianna Massey / Stringer

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