Red Bull Snow has started a new series that documents the insanity of up-and-coming skier Eileen Gu‘s life. Gu is only 18-years-old (17 when this was filmed). She’s a fashion model, a skier, a student, and a regular teenager.
I loved the behind-the-scenes look at Gu’s practice heading into her monumental X Games performance last season in the video below. No spoilers, but she went on to win 2 gold medals, and a bronze at Aspen.
Gu is set to be the next big thing in skiing, and I wouldn’t be surprised if she joins the ranks of Lindsey Vonn and Shaun White someday as winter sports athletes that have transcended into popular culture.
Can’t wait for the next episode.
“Eileen Gu is a professional athlete, fashion model, Stanford student, and teenager. She competes in 3 different freeskiing disciplines: big air, slopestyle and halfpipe, is fluent in Mandarin, and 110% badass. In the first episode of ‘Everyday Eileen’ we visit Eileen at her stomping grounds in San Francisco and explore the secret of the 18-year-old teenager to be able to fit 4 different lives into one. Press play and get to know the one and only Eileen Gu. “