Mixed doubles curling has seen a spike in their viewing numbers over the last few days, and most commentators are agreeing that it is due to the Russian female half of the duo (who won the bronze medal by the way), 25-year-old Anastasia Bryzgalova.
Curling may not historically be the buzziest event in the Winter Olympics, the Russian athlete is bringing a whole lot of spotlight to her sport.
I don't really understand curling but Anastasia Bryzgalova has made me a fan. pic.twitter.com/3ERpMIjaDI
— R Y N O 🦏 (@arewhyinoh) February 8, 2018
Making her Olympic debut in mixed doubles curling, Anastasia Bryzgalova has had the Internet buzzing over her looks, with many men tuning in just to see her, despite not knowing the rules of the sport.
Anastasia Bryzgalova from the OAR curling team can like…… get it pic.twitter.com/yXDBy5Wp2U
— Peter (@yeetpyeet) February 12, 2018
By now, the pretty Russian (who’s married to the guy she’s playing with by the way) has been drawing comparisons to Angelina Jolie and Megan Fox due to her dark hair, light eyes, her gorgeous smile and her movie-star looks. (Related: Mainstream media hit for fawning over North Korea and Kim’s sister during Olympic games)
Here are some of the best quotes: “I thought curling was a sport for old balding men but Anastasia Bryzgalova be looking like Megan Fox and suddenly I love curling”
— brooke (@SchofiesChoice) February 8, 2018
“It’s surely too simplistic to think that Anastasia Bryzgalova is the sole reason late-night viewing figures for curling are going through the roof… isn’t it?” (Related: Trump and Kim Jong Un Impersonators Booted From Winter Olympics)
I think I am starting to get it…
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