Our favorite Olympic swimmer, Fu Yuanhui, has already discussed boys on a live stream earlier this month, but in another one of her candid remarks, she has now confessed that she has never been in a relationship and currently wants a boyfriend.
Fu appeared on “Champion Fun,” a Chinese variety show that has featured many Olympic athletes, like Sun Yang. The Olympic bronze medalist entered the studio in heels, a long skirt and a black top, looking quite different from how she usually does. But her bubbly personality was there as always.
After hobbling on stage in those heels, the host asked if she usually wears them. Without a second of hesitation, Fu snickered and said no. Jokingly, the host asked what she would do right now to be able to change back into her usual tracksuit apparel and she replied, “I will give you a huge hug.”
The show carried on and one of the hosts asked Fu whether she has ever been in a relationship before and she replied no. They then continued to ask if there was anyone on the swim team that she likes. To that, Fu sassily replied, “Even the hottest guys turn into ‘bros’ after training together!” Ouch, friend zoned. Though, Chinese netizens were delighted to hear that they might still have a chance with their beloved Ning Zetao or Sun Yang.
In another interview, Fu Yuanhui also attributed her love life troubles to maturity, SCMP reports. “I feel people the same age as me are not mature enough,” she said. “But I don’t have enough interests in common with my older teammates.”
Anyways, after the inquiry about her love life, Fu proceeded to kick off her heels because things were beginning to get uncomfortable. Don’t you just love her?
With the media frenzy surrounding her lately, Fu made sure to emphasize that she is an athlete and that comes first in her life. She doesn’t want to be known as a comedian or internet celebrity, but hopes that people will focus on her achievements in swimming.
— Chris Buckley 储百亮 (@ChuBailiang) August 16, 2016
Watch the full show below (The boyfriend part starts at around 26:25). With English subtitles on YouTube:
And for those without VPNs:
By Sarah Lin