I guess when you have, hold on… 2,952 athletes competing in 102 events for 15 different sports you’re going to run into some competitors who also happen to look like famous people. We’ve already seen it twice so far with the curling doppelgangers who look like Angelina Jolie and Andy Reid. And now we have a Game of Thrones character sighting on the U.S. Ski Team.
For you see, freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy, who sadly broke his thumb in practice on Thursday, but will still compete, has many on the internet convinced
that he is, in reality, the eldest son of Eddard and Catelyn Stark, Robb Stark of Game of Thrones (played by Richard Madden). Looking at the two of them side-by-side as we can above, it’s not hard to understand why.
Kenworthy, along with figure skater Adam Rippon, are the only openly gay Olympians on the U.S. team, and have both made quite the impression thus far during the Winter Olympics. And I am not talking about how well they’ve been competing.
Rippon dropped one of the most epic interviews after his first skate, telling Mike Tirico, “I want to throw up, I want to go over to the judges and say ‘can I just have a Xanax and a quick drink?'”
While Kenworthy tweeted a picture of his broken thumb along with a dig at Vice President Mike Pence, who isn’t a big fan of LGBT rights.
But back to the original point. Fans can’t seem to get over how much Kenworthy looks like Robb Stark – something the Olympian played right along with on Twitter.
Winter isn’t coming, folks, it’s here!