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Shirtless, Oiled Tonga Flag Bearer Pita Taufatofua Returns To Tokyo Olympics

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the man who became a viral sensation during the 2016 olympic games for showing off his shirtless oiled body during the opening ceremony is back for the third straight olympics peta taftafua showed off his chisel body while carrying tonga’s flag at the tokyo game’s opening ceremony on friday and his oily body definitely stole the spotlight and caused quite a stir on social media but the athlete is far more than a viral sensation peta is set to compete in taekwondo at the summer games his first match is on monday against a russian olympic athlete he is one of six athletes in the tongan delegation in tokyo and we’re sure he’s aiming to bring tonga their second olympic medal in history peta also competed in taekwondo back in 2016 and qualified for the 2018 winter games in cross-country skiing after the athlete first turned heads at the 2016 rio games for wearing a traditional tongan outfit and leaving his torso bear he opened up to access hollywood’s kit hoover about his sudden rise to fame what people see is uh 30 seconds of shine it was actually 20 years worth of work just to get to that point but um i was just so you know happy blessed just to you know be able to carry the flag and take a little country to the world so yeah but did you think the shine was gonna be that big of a deal look when you were oiling up you’re getting ready to go out are you like i’m gonna do an extra coat double down i’m gonna get extra shiny there was a lady behind me and she was um one of our delegation and she was pouring it on because in in tonga it’s actually it’s traditional to use coconut oil to you know to cover the body you know whenever we have the the traditional dance stuff so i think there was an extra layer on it’s the olympics it’s rio why not huh so this is the traditional wear uh i don’t want to be forward but what do we wear under this you know when we’re killed say usually nothing i don’t know how this works it’s a secret huh you never know what’s under here but at the moment we’ll just keep it a little secret uh what happened after this viral sensation everywhere have you heard from any celebrities has anybody reached out to you i just said adriana lima come and ask for a selfie so um not a bad day it’s not a bad day it’s gone crazy it’s gone crazy it’s all over the world it’s viral um but what you know what people are seeing now is is a lot of hard work leading up to this so i’m happy what about at back of the olympic village are you the room is everybody coming to conga with the man from tonga they’re coming to your room they’re ready to party i’ve seen the box of goodies that arrive at the olympic village for everybody we’re hitting it hard in the village there’s a lot of crazy memes going around at the moment but the um it’s pretty hard to walk anywhere without people running up and doing selfies and that sort of thing but you know any anything i can do to get get a little country out to the world i’m happy to do it peter are they coming for you in the village are the ladies beating down your door in the village that’s a hard question i mean in tonga the answer has to be from a tongan you have to say no no no and but but in reality in reality i haven’t been able to even sift through the the amount of stuff but um you’re being i’m trying to be humble but it’s crazy it’s crazy what did your mom say about all this she just she video called me and she just kept crying so i’m guess i’m guessing she’s pretty happy [Music] you


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