Throwback to the Shaun White and Nina Dobrev’s Queen’s Gambit Halloween Party

Published 04/09/2022, 12:15 PM EDT

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In recent times, Shaun White and Nina Dobrev have been one of the most popular couples. Nina has been the biggest support for Shaun while coursing through the last few days of his snowboarding journey. Be it the qualifiers or the Beijing Winter Olympics, she was always there for him.

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The two are almost inseparable, and now that the Olympic champion Shaun White is officially retired, the couple spends most of the time with each other. Post Beijing Winter Olympics, the couple went on a much-awaited trip to Costa Rica. While the world was still mourning Shaun White’s retirement news, they flooded their social media handles with the vacation pictures.

Throwback to the Shaun White and Nina Dobrev’s Halloween 2021 costume

After the Netflix series, Queen’s Gambit was released, the popularity of chess escalated tremendously. However, while everyone started playing chess, Shaun and Nina thoughtfully spent their time recreating the iconic look from the series for Halloween 2021. Although the actual fun was watching, Shaun portray Beth Harmon, and Nina as the US chess champion, Benny Watts.

 

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Imagine if Shaun White also visualized himself snowboarding on the roof, just like Beth Harmon’s chess pieces in the Queen’s Gambit show. Do you think it would have altered the results in his last run at the Olympics? It would certainly have made a great snowboarding movie though.

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Even though everyone expected Nina to be at the Oscars 2022 with Shaun, she couldn’t make it. The Canadian actress was filming a project in Europe, and the dates clashed. However, replacing Nina as his date, Shaun’s mom accompanied him to the Oscars.

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The snowboarding legend shared the stage with his two best sports buddies, Kelly Slater and Tony Hawk. The trio celebrated 60 years of James Bond and paid tribute to one of the most iconic characters in Hollywood.

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Saurav Panwar

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Saurav Panwar is a US Sports writer at EssentiallySports. A postgraduate in Media and Communication Studies, he shares a profound love for creative direction and filmmaking. Saurav is also an avid reader and a literature devotee whose fandom spreads from classics to sci-fi, non-fiction, plays, comics, and much more.
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