Match made in Sochi heaven! As if competing in the 2014 Winter Olympics couldn’t get sweeter, USA Olympic freestyle skier Torin Yater-Wallace just received a personal good luck message from his celebrity crush — Taylor Swift.
“Hey, it’s Taylor! I just wanted to say good luck to everybody going to Sochi,” Swift, 23, said in an exclusive Entertainment Tonight video. “I wanted to wish all the winter athletes good luck, and Torin — thanks for listening to my music while you practice. That’s amazing.”
His reaction? “Whoa. She said my name,” a blushing Yater-Wallace said.
Us Weekly reporter Jen Peros was on hand for the cute moment, and asked what kind of date he would treat the “Red” singer to if he ever got the chance. “We’d go to the Hickory House in Aspen and get some barbecue ribs and maybe go hot tubbing at the Ritz Carlton,” the Colorado native said. “And then she can come over and we can see what happens after that.”
“I would like to thank you Taylor Swift for telling me good luck,” the 18-year-old continued. “…she’s one of the most beautiful people to walk on this planet.” (Yater-Wallace previously won the silver medal at the 2013 Winter X Games XV for the SuperPipe, making him the youngest medalist in the Games’ history. On Feb. 18, he fell during both of his runs at the men’s ski halfpipe event in Sochi.)
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