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Tokyo Olympics: Pita Taufatofua goes viral as Tongan athlete goes shirtless at opening ceremony

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he went viral when he also appeared shirtless at the opening ceremony for the 2016 rio games and he did likewise at the 2018 winter olympics in pyeongchang where he represented tonga in cross-country skiing fans old and knew of taufatofa took to twitter to express their appreciation with millions watching friday’s ceremony right around the world there’s enough oil on the tonga flag bearer to fry a turkey dinner and i love it is this man single oh my god rope one tonga’s flag bearer is heating up the internet said anna the talphatopher was born in brisbane australia but was raised along with his six siblings in a one-bedroom house in tonga which his family lost in a tropical storm he now splits his time between the pacific island and brisbane works as a unicef ambassador helps homelessness charities and raised awareness about the impacts of global warming tonga is the second most likely nation in the world to be hit by a natural disaster behind fellow pacific island vanuatu according to the 2018 world risk index taufatofu also has an engineering degree and you may not be surprised to learn has been modelling since the age of 18 he shot to worldwide prominence at the olympic opening ceremony in rio when ignoring pleas from officials he stripped down from the official suit and walked out in nothing more than a tarvala a tongan map wrapped around the waist i just wanted to represent my country’s culture and heritage he told the bbc in 2019 i had no idea it would have that impact as the television cameras focused on the topless tongan it became apparent he wasn’t sweating as first thought but had applied copious amounts of oil to his torso and taufatofa went viral


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