|Chloe Kim Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 2 in|
|Date of Birth||April 23, 2000|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Chloe Kim is a first-generation American Korean snowboarder born to South Korean parents who moved to the United States in the 1990s. Her love for the sport manifested when her father took her along for company, wanting to learn the winter sport himself. He made Chloe practice snowboarding with either foot forward. Being ambipedal or two-footed eventually began to set Chloe apart from other athletes as she grew older. Since 2014, the talented athlete has pushed the boundaries of her sport by executing complex aerial maneuvers in X Games, U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix, and Winter Olympics.
Long Beach, California, U.S.
Torrance, California, U.S.
- The snowboarder studied in La Palma Christian Elementary School in Orange County and graduated from La Palma Christian School in 2018.
- A substantial part of her education involved getting homeschooled through an online program with Mammoth High School.
- Chloe once announced on Twitter that she got accepted to the class of 2020 in Princeton University but deleted that tweet later. Although the snowboarder has a lot of inhibitions about attending full-time college, her father insists upon prioritizing education.
Snowboarder, Social Media Star
- Father – Jong Jin Kim (Engineer)
- Mother – Boran Yun Kim
- Siblings – None
- Others – Tracey (Older Half-Sister), Erica (Older Half-Sister)
She is managed by –
- Lis Rudnay Moss, Creative Artists Agency
- Laura Potesta, Rogers and Cowan, Publicists
5 ft 2 in or 157.5 cm
53 kg or 117 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Chloe dated a fellow competitive snowboarder for a year and a half. However, she broke up with him right ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea to concentrate on her sport and not get distracted by the gossips about her dating life.
Race / Ethnicity
She has South Korean roots.
Dark Brown (Natural)
She often colors her hair ‘blonde’ or in bolder shades such as ‘purple’, ‘pink’ or ‘blue’.
- Petite build
- Broad, heart-shaped face
As a Winter Olympic level athlete, Chloe is the brand ambassador of several brands including Mammoth Ski club, Toyota, Visa, Samsung, Mondelez International, Laneige, Monster Energy, and Bose.
Her equipment is sponsored by Burton Snowboards, Nike, and Oakley Sports Equipment.
Best Known For
Being the youngest woman to win a gold medal in snowboarding at 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics at the age of 17. At the same event, she also became the youngest woman to land two consecutive 1080 degree spins.
First TV Show
She made her first non-sport television show appearance in the morning news & talk show series, Today, in 2018.
- As a member of the U.S. Snowboarding team since 2013, Chloe started competing in ESPN’s Winter X Games since 2014 when she was just 13 years old.
- The snowboarder is not a morning person. She gets up by 7 am and starts her day at a slow pace to prepare herself mentally for the grueling training schedule.
- To maintain her best physical and mental condition for the competition, the athlete has made some alterations to her eating and training habits owing to the recommendations made by her nutritionist and strength coach but she usually likes to defy the popular norms for healthy eating and training.
- Since her daily calorie intake is very high, between 2200 and 3200 calories, Chloe can easily get away with eating a lot of junk food and processed snacks.
- The snowboarder does not like warming up before her practice sessions either.
- She used to start her day with a big breakfast that consisted of chocolate pancakes, some biscuits, and gravy, toast, cottage cheese or Cinnamon toast crunch cereal until she found out that a substantial morning meal would slow her down in her daily 3 hour morning practice.
- Hence, Chloe switched to a big dinner and a small breakfast such as a smoothie with spinach, Greek yogurt, honey, strawberries, and blueberries.
- After a second post lunch snowboarding session, Chloe sits through a video review of her progress with her coach and hits the gym in the evening.
- Her shortest workout lasts an hour while a more extensive session might take 2 hours.
- In 2015, Chloe hurt her right knee and went for rehabilitation in Center of Excellence, Park City, Utah. Ever since the incident, she has started training regularly at the gym with a focus on strengthening her legs.
- For the upper body, the snowboarder sticks to fundamental movements such as pull-ups, push-ups, and dips. However, for core and legs, she performs a more extensive range of exercises using TRX, medicine balls, and body weight.
- Chloe also likes to run for 20-30 minutes on the treadmill and takes to the spin bike /stationary cycle the day she experiences fatigue after a challenging snowboarding practice.
- She used to sleep for 10 hours but has reduced it to 8.
- Although she has a sweet tooth, after 2016, the snowboarder eats a lot less candy and consciously opts for less calorie dense choices particularly at Starbucks that helped her successfully lose some fat and gain muscle ahead of the Winter Olympics 2018.
Chloe Kim Favorite Things
- Restaurant – Sugarfish (sushi restaurant in LA)
- Ice-Cream Flavor – Vanilla Swiss Almond, Mango Sorbet, Oreo Mcflurry
- Candy – Skittles, Sour Patch Kids, Swedish Fish
- In–n-Out Order – Cheeseburger with French fries
- Reality Show – Keeping up with the Kardashians
- Celebrity Crush – KJ Apa, Cole Sprouse
- Workout Song – 7/11 by Beyonce
- Guilty Pleasure – Sweets
- Travel Essential – Lip Balm
- Snowboarding Idol – Kelly Clark
- Stores – Forever 21, Zara, H&M, Topshop, Balenciaga, Anthropologie
- BB Cream – Laneige BB Cushion
- Hair Product – Paul Mitchell Skinny Serum
- Eye Make-Up – Stila’s Waterproof Eyeliner, Too face Mascara
Source – Today, Teen Vogue, Refinery29, Today, YouTube, Teen Vogue, YouTube, NBC News, Vogue, Stylecaster, Heavy.
Chloe Kim Facts
- Chloe first learned to snowboard at the age of 4 because her father was trying to get her mother interested in the sport. She started competing at the age of 6.
- Her father was not aware of the availability of snowboarding pants and used to cut yoga mats to stuff in Chloe’s clothes so that she did not get hurt when she fell during her snowboarding practice.
- From age 8 to 10, the snowboarder stayed with her aunt in Valais, Switzerland where she learned to speak French.
- Chloe’s father was also her first coach who quit his job to help his daughter participate in her first Winter X Games where she won a silver medal at the age of 14. Chloe competed despite chipping her tooth in the practice round right before the event.
- At the age of 15, Chloe participated in the U.S. Grand Prix in Park City, Utah, where she became the first woman to land back-to-back 1080s in a competition and also became the first woman to earn a perfect 100 score.
- In 2018, Chloe became the first woman to land a frontside double cork 1080 in Half Pipe Snowboarding event.
- She is trilingual and speaks fluent Korean, English, and French.
- Every time before starting her run, Chloe knocks on her snowboard twice for luck.
- She wanted to compete in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics and even qualified for it but could not participate due to age restrictions.
- The athlete takes lessons in playing Acoustic guitar.
- Chloe has a pet dog, a mini Australian Shepherd named Reese.
- Her biggest pet peeve is when people test her patience by walking very slowly in front of her.
- Skittles has gifted Chloe with a lifetime supply of their candy.
- She has expressed interest in studying Business Law in college and has considered becoming a sports agent after she retires from her sport.
- Since Chloe is very vocal about her love for food on Instagram and Twitter, Time magazine labeled her as a Food Icon in 2018 alongside chef José André.
- She was also asked to be on the cover of Kellogg’s Cornflakes box and Barbie has created a Chloe Kim doll.
- To find out more about the snowboarder, follow her on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
Featured Image by Chloe Kim / Instagram