David Boudia

By
Photography Sebastian Kim

Published July 4, 2016

BRIEFS (BOUDIA’S OWN): NIKE. STYLING: MIGUEL ENAMORADO. COSMETICS: ARMANI, INCLUDING MAESTRO GLOW NOURISHING FUSION MAKEUP. HAIR PRODUCTS: BUMBLE AND BUMBLE, INCLUDING SPRAY DE MODE. HAIR: LAURENT PHILIPPON FOR BUMBLE AND BUMBLE. MAKEUP: KRISTI MATAMOROS FOR ARMANI BEAUTY/FRANK REPS. SET DESIGN: JULIET JERNIGAN/CLM. PRODUCTION: BO ZHANG/MANAGEMENT ARTISTS. DIGITAL TECHNICIAN: NATALIA READ-HARBER. SPECIAL THANKS: STUDIO 250.

2012 Olympic gold medalist.

EVENT: 10-meter platform and synchronized diving 10-meter platform.

AGE: 27. 

HOMETOWN: Noblesville, IN.

SIGNATURE DIVE: We do an arm-stand dive off a platform three stories high—so I press up into a handstand and I twist two and a half times and start to dive in.

SECRET TALENT: I’m really good at strategic board games, like Catan. Hopefully, a lot of people don’t find that out, but I really like those kinds of games.

WHAT IS YOUR EARLIEST MEMORY? I actually remember my first day of gymnastics because it was traumatizing. I was maybe 5, and I was wearing these red shorts, and I peed my pants on the very first day of practice, because I was too scared to ask to go to the bathroom.

FAVORITE CHEAT MEAL: Brownies are like my kryptonite. You put a fresh, hot plate of brownies in front of me, it’s hard to say no to that. But you’ve seen the suit I wear to practice. If I eat too many of them, you’ll see the fat.

WHO WERE YOU IN A PAST LIFE? I probably was a dog, because my head goes about 500 miles a minute and I can’t sit still.

WHO WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO MEET? Maybe it’s because I was just in Russia, but I think it would be kind of interesting to meet Putin. I mean, I think Jesus would be sweet. 

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