I’m Talking About Mountain Dews, Baby!: When Shaun White Saved Himself From Getting Caught Drinking Underage on Live TV

Published 12/18/2021, 3:28 PM EST
PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA – FEBRUARY 14: Gold medalist Shaun White of the United States poses during the medal ceremony for the Snowboard Men’s Halfpipe Final on day five of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics at Medal Plaza on February 14, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)


The legendary snowboarder, Shaun White, is currently looking forward to the Winter Olympics for his fourth Olympic gold medal. Although the athlete did not qualify in the first round, his confidence and motivation are still intact. Ranking 8, White will have to wait for a week until the second round.

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The athlete is not just a snowboarder, but a skateboarder and musician too. White’s record for the most gold medals in X-Games as well as Olympics is still unbroken.

White’s most famous “Mountain Dew” video is still relevant today where he shared his experience after his first Gold medal.

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White’s experience after first gold medal

Pro snowboarder Shaun White has time and again proved his skills and talent. White earned his 1st Olympic Gold medal back in 2006. White’s interview on his experiences after earning his first Gold Medal is famous worldwide.

The stewardess followed the Olympics and recognized White soon after he got on the plane. Out of excitement, they provided White with several free services.

Like, um, what happened was the funniest thing is the stewardess had all seen the games and they were just so excited to see me,” said White.

Furthermore, the athlete was offered drinks and snacks as a token of respect. Students at the back also got a chance to click photos with the Olympic champion.

HOLLYWOOD – JULY 12: Olympic snowboarder Shaun White arrives at the 2006 ESPY Awards at the Kodak Theatre on July 12, 2006 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

I was getting drinks and I was getting snacks and I mean I was taking photos in the back with all the students” he added. When the host asked him about his drinking, since he was underage, White called the host baby. This comment made him quite famous for his quick reply and sharp sense of humor.

“Yeah I’m talking about Mountain Dews baby!” said White.

White is currently undergoing qualifications for the 2022 Beijing Olympics which he revealed will be his last.

Shaun White declares his last run for Olympic gold medal

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While the star snowboarder is preparing for his fourth gold medal, this might be his last run. Through a recent interview, White spoke about ending his career as a sportsperson.

“I haven’t really said this too much, so it’s going to feel weird coming out of my mouth, but this is I think my last run,” said the snowboarder.

PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA – FEBRUARY 14: Shaun White of the United States celebrates after his third run during the Snowboard Men’s Halfpipe Final on day five of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics at Phoenix Snow Park on February 14, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

This came as big news for the snowboarding committee as White is considered to be the most experienced snowboarder. As he tries to make it to the final US Team for Beijing 2022, we hope White is able to grab gold once again in his last run.

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Richa Goswami

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Richa Goswami is a US Sports writer at EssentiallySports. As an adherent learner, she uses her journalistic persona to navigate through new skills. Richa has completed her schooling at Don Bosco.

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