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Olympic gold medalist Nathan Chen has a crush on wizardry’s top scholar

Nathan Chen has become a household name following the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics. The Olympic gold medalist is currently enrolled at Yale, majoring in statistics and data science.

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No matter how successful an athlete is, Chen is still a 23-year-old. And like any teenager, he has crushes on celebrities.

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Which celebrity does Nathan Chen like?

Back in 2018, Teen Vogue published an interview with the skating sensation and dug up all the little nuggets of his life. Here, Nathan Chen revealed his favorite celebrity as the actress who plays Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter films, Emma Watson.

“I love Emma Watson. She’s gorgeous. Also, I’m a huge Harry Potter fan, so that helps.” Chen said. Watson is not only his favorite actor, but also his celebrity crush! How do we know? Well, his answer to three consecutive questions was just a name. His favorite celebrity. Celebrity crush and the one celebrity he would invite to see him at the Olympics.

ISU World Figure Skating Championships – Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan – March 23, 2019. Winner Nathan Chen of the USA and third-place Vincent Zhou of the USA celebrate their medals in the men’s competition. REUTERS/Issei Kato

The three-time world champion claimed if there was one celebrity who would see him at the Olympics it would be Emma Watson. This interview took place just before the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics, where Chen demonstrated a historic six-quad free program.

Chen surpassed his performance in PyeongChang and came home with a gold medal. We really hope Emma Watson got a glimpse of at least one of his performances.

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Chen shared many tidbits about his life

Nathan Chen repeated his celebrity crush on Emma Watson while speaking to her Us weekly, along with many other little facts about him. He shared his love of all Marvel and DC Comics films and how he likes to listen to Eminem before competitions to cheer himself up.

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When he finds time to watch TV, which probably wasn’t often before his break, the skater said he loves watching shows like Scrubs, Parks and Rec, and How I Met Your Mother. Chen also claimed that if he hadn’t been a figure skater, he would have been just a normal student.

Beijing 2022 Olympic Games – Medals Ceremony – Figure Skating Men’s Singles – Beijing Medals Plaza, Beijing, China – February 10, 2022. Gold medalist Nathan Chen of the United States celebrates on the podium. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

He fulfilled his dream of becoming an Olympic participant in 2018 and an Olympic champion in 2022. In order to train for the Beijing Olympics, Chen took two years off school to focus on his training. Now that he has achieved his goal of winning gold, Chen is ready to return to school and spend his remaining two years as a regular student at Yale.

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The question of whether Chen will return after graduation remains unanswered. Depending on his condition at that point, Chen will decide whether or not he wants to return to the competition. Until then, let’s hope he has a fruitful college life.

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