Shaun White Tells All in Playboy Interview

Feb 16, 2010
Outside Magazine

Playboy knows how to ask a good question. Check out the 20 they asked snowboarder Shaun White for the March issue. 

The Flying Tomato's response when asked where he keeps his Olympic gold medal: "It's funny, because I've misplaced it a couple of times. I called my agent randomly and said, "Hey, you have my medal, right?" He gasped—he said his heart just dropped. But he found it. It was in a dresser under a book in his house. And then one day I was in my mom's car, and I went to put something in the back pocket of the front seat. I reached in and pulled out my medal. It was in a plastic bag. I was like, What? The ribbon had gotten dirty, so my mom took it to the dry cleaner. She gave them the whole deal, and they gave it back on a hanger. She said, "I can't believe that cost $5 to clean. It was only this much fabric." So I'm stoked to have it again. It's now in a safe place in my house in California." 

Did White cry on the podium at the last Olympics? Did he smoke pot with Michael Phelps? Check out the rest of the goofy snowboard hero's quips at Playboy's site. And here's a Shaun White montage for your viewing pleasure: 

--Kate Siber

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