Shirtless Tonga flag bearer steals show at Olympic Opening Ceremony

Henry Bushnell
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As the Parade of Nations at the Olympic Opening Ceremony was droning on Friday night, coming close to an end … BOOM:

That’s Tonga flag bearer Pita Taufatofua. He is shirtless. He is all oiled up. And he did his best to break Twitter:

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Taufatofua will compete in taekwondo in Rio. But his more important credentials came earlier in life:


And he’s not just any old model. He’s an Uggs model:


Still waiting on a response from J.R. Smith. But in the meantime, we can see more from Shirtless Tonga Flag Bearer at his Instagram page:


If NBC doesn’t put taekwondo in primetime after this, it is making a big mistake.

Check out more photos from the Parade of Nations:

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