If you’ve been keeping up with curling, you know all about Russian darling Anastasia Bryzgalova.
The 25-year-old athlete has been turning heads at the 2018 Winter Olympics, and not just because of her in-turn. She also happens to be one of the most beautiful women to hit the ice with a broom. Not impressed? Some Twitter users are comparing her to Angelina Jolie and Adriana Lima — and the resemblance is clear.
The athlete has competed multiple times since the 2018 PyeongChang Games started Thursday, and people who’ve seen her do so have been hypnotized by her beauty and the glare she gives when watching the stone. There’s been so much buzz about her piercing eyes and long brown locks that even those who find curling as “interesting as watching paint dry” have tuned in to see what all the fuss is about. And everyone’s tweeting about it.
“I thought curling was a sport for old balding men but Anastasia Bryzgalova be looking like Megan Fox and suddenly I love curling #Olympics #curling,” one new fan said.
I stayed up late last night, I'm beat and it's only noon. It's all Anastasia Bryzgalova's fault. I was totally awe struck over the sport of curling. A sport I consider about as interesting as watching paint dry suddenly has my attention! #RussianCurling #AnastasiaBryzgalova pic.twitter.com/Dzw4VVL8S4
— Cedar Posts (@CedarPosts) February 8, 2018
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
Anastasia bryzgalova….my new reason to love the winter olympics pic.twitter.com/MbrhJOGlk5
— Gavin Mudford (@muddygav) February 8, 2018
— brooke (@SchofiesChoice) February 8, 2018
— Siphiwe Masoga (@SiphiweMasoga) February 10, 2018
The Russian curling mixed doubles team is led by Anastasia Bryzgalova, who looks like Angelina Jolie at 21 if she ever picked up a broom.
— James Stewart (@jamespstewart) February 8, 2018
— Nick Mellor (@nickmellor35) February 12, 2018
— Chris Pruett (@HighKeeba) February 12, 2018
“The Russian curling mixed doubles team is led by Anastasia Bryzgalova, who looks like Angelina Jolie at 21 if she ever picked up a broom,” wrote another.
People can’t stop gushing about her “model” looks.
— Mac7282 (@JMM7282) February 12, 2018
i am a real life lesbian for anastasia bryzgalova
— mel (@jesseelingards) February 12, 2018
I am now a fan of Curling!
Anastasia Bryzgalova pic.twitter.com/kUDHgdcTaS
— John Snalam (@JohnSnalam) February 12, 2018
— Ken Berner (@keneberner) February 10, 2018
— Josh (@JoshEverett) February 12, 2018
I think that Anastasia Bryzgalova in the curling might be the most beautiful Olympian ever.
— Richard Agnew (@DLPfilm) February 12, 2018
Wow Anastasia Bryzgalova from the Russian curling team is gorgeous
— Gareth Davies (@HoboAndroid) February 12, 2018
She even has the support of people from other countries
— Joshua Horn (@J_Horn15) February 8, 2018
— Tom Sica (@Flags12345) February 8, 2018
And she’s even more beautiful off the ice. Her Instagram profile features photos from her wedding, at which she looked like a princess.
Bryzgalova is married to her curling partner Alexander Krushelnitskiy. She starting curling in 2009 after “seeing an announcement inviting people to join a curling club at an ice sports complex,” according to her Olympic profile.
And she’s smart; she has a master’s degree in physical education, sport and health from the Lesgaft National State University of in St. Petersburg, Russia.
She’ll be competing for the bronze medal Tuesday.
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