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Tonga's Oiled-Up Flag-Bearer Returned For The Winter Olympics

Pita Taufatofua is back and he's shirtless once again.

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You might recall that during the 2016 Olympic parade of nations, there was a major stand-out from the nation of Tonga.

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That would be their oiled-up flag-bearer, Pita Taufatofua.

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AKA the "hot, oiled-up guy from Tonga." REMEMBER?

Of course you do.
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Of course you do.

Well, do I have some good news for you!

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Pita is back for this year's Pyeongchang games after qualifying as a cross-country skier.

You might be thinking, "but Tonga doesn't have snow!" and you'd be right — Pita actually taught himself how to ski with roller blades in his home country before hitting the actual snow slopes.

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Incredible!

And I'm happy to report that this year — despite the freezing cold in Pyeongchang — Pita has arrived at the opening ceremony.

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And, yeah, he's shirtless.

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Look at him dancing like he doesn't even notice that everyone around him is in snowsuits, gloves, and a hat!

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Like, I hope the oil on his chest creates a protective barrier that'll him to not get sick from the exposure to the elements?!?!

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So thank you, Pita, for sacrificing your good health for the world's viewing pleasure!

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Please come back for all of the Olympics, forever and always amen.

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