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It may not just be Wheaties that fuels the success of Olympic athletes. A quick scan through snowboarder Chloe Kim's tweets and Instagram posts reveals that, at least for some, a healthy dose of sweets — and even junk food — might also do the trick.
While literally in between runs at the qualifying round of the women’s Olympic snowboarding half-pipe competition on Feb. 12, Kim tweeted that she “could be down for some ice cream,” and afterward, the 17-year-old from Long Beach, California, earned the highest-scoring run of the day, placing her in the top position.
Just prior, she tweeted that she had eaten two churros that were “pretty bomb,” which she recommended as a fix for nervousness.
Kim, whose parents are South Korean immigrants, is the first woman to successfully land back-to-back 1080s, which involves spinning three times. She could potentially make history and become the youngest female snowboarder ever to win an Olympic medal.
But it’s not just ice cream and churros that Kim craves. In December, when asked, “so what’s your training diet like,” Kim posted a photo of herself on Instagram holding bags from California Pizza Kitchen and commenting that her favorite was the no-longer offered pear and gorgonzola pizza.
Around the same time, she also tweeted she was headed to “In-N-Out” Burger. We’re not sure what a healthy option would be there, though maybe she just ordered their new hot cocoa!
In November, Kim posted a photo of herself sitting down next to a huge waffle topped with whipped cream, bananas and strawberries, commenting, “Working on my winter bod.”
She’s also apparently a fan of Flamin' Hot Cheetos, and had the snack shipped to New Zealand during a trip in 2016.
With her love of ice cream and Cheetos, we think we’ve found the perfect match for Kim: Flamin’ Hot Cheetos ice cream, available at Drill’d Ice Cream in her native Southern California.
Last spring, Kim told TODAY Food that she usually starts her day with Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal, enjoys pizza for lunch and ends the day with a steak. She also has an affinity for Sour Patch Kids, Swedish Fish and Sour Skittles.
With her motto “always remember to have fun,” which Kim shared with NBC in May, it’s no wonder she throws some churros, ice cream and sour candy into the mix. Hey, whatever works!