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American freestyle skier David Wise has a whole lot to celebrate, considering he just won the gold medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics.
So we caught up with David, who was in the P&G Family Home in Sochi. As a dad with a two-year-old daughter, he was also a representative for Pampers. We chatted with David about his fashion sense, his love of coffee ice cream and what he forgot to pack—and why it's bumming him out!
Describe your fashion style when you are not competing.
I like to mix classic and casual. I like to be comfortable, but not too plain. I like to wear black shoes, sometimes a jacket with a t-shirt underneath, so I am not dressed to the nines but I'm not bumming it all the time, either.
Do you have a lucky item that you carry with you?
I have a couple of lucky belts I wear and I switch up my belt buckles.
If you had to pack a bag with only 5 things, what would they be?
Definitely a pair of jeans—I am a jeans kind of guy! I would bring my iPhone, a hat and a couple of t-shirts.
If there were a movie made about you, who would you want to play you?
I would want Morgan Freeman to do the voice over and the trailer because that would be the bee's knees right there! I would probably want Brad Pitt to play me, like Benjamin Button style when he was young. I have always looked up to him, especially in Fight Club, so that would be really cool!
If you have a 15-minute break, what do you do with yourself?
I am probably going to sound really nerdy right now, but I would sit down and read a book! I live a fast-paced life, so whenever I get time for myself it's kind of nice to just kick back.
What is your guiltiest pleasure?
I really like coffee in all forms—coffee drinks and especially coffee ice cream.
What is your workout jam at the moment?
Some Macklemore, some Murs, and some dance music like King of Bass, K'naan and a little mix of everything.
What did you miss most from the U.S.?
The food I'm used to. The food here is not bad, but it is very different, so I am excited to go home and have a nice steak, burger and all of those guilty American foods that I didn't have access to out here.
What did you forget to pack?
I forgot enough sunglasses. I only brought one and already lost them on the bus, so I am pretty bummed about that!
What souvenirs have you bought?
I have been trading pins. I got the Cayman Islands, Jamaica and a couple of cool ones so that has definitely been my collectibles. I also got this fancy gold medal—that was a pretty good collectible!
Aside from winning the gold, what was another favorite moment at the Olympics?
I don't think I will ever have an experience to match the opening ceremonies. It was really cool being a part of team USA, because we have such a big team with so many different sports, but everyone came in together and I was just excited! To walk in this insanely filled stadium, it was just unreal. My mind just has such vivid memories of it because it was so different and cool.
Also, attention parents and David Wise fans! Pampers is hosting a "Game Face" sweepstakes, where you can upload images of your adorable baby's best "Game Face" on the Pampers Facebook page. One grand prize winner and their family will win a photo shoot with David!