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Chloe Kim sits at head table with Angelina Jolie, presidents at White House state dinner

Chloe Kim

US snowboarder Chloe Kim arrives for the State Dinner in honor of South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol, at the White House in Washington, DC, on April 26, 2023. (Photo by Stefani Reynolds / AFP) (Photo by STEFANI REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)

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Olympic snowboarding champion Chloe Kim and actor Angelina Jolie headlined the list of big names from politics, business, sports and entertainment glamming up a fancy black-tie dinner that President Joe Biden hosted Wednesday for South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol.

Kim served up a classic understatement as she strolled in, telling reporters, ”I heard the food’s going to be really good.”

Guests seated at the head table with the presidents and first ladies included Jolie and her son and Kim.

“I didn’t wear my medal, I don’t know where it is,” Kim said, according to multiple reports.

It’s not clear if she was referring to her 2018 gold medal or her 2022 gold medal.

Kim, who turned 23 last Sunday, announced last April that she was taking a post-Olympic break from snowboarding competition and intends to return later in this Olympic cycle to bid for an unprecedented third consecutive Olympic halfpipe title in Italy in 2026.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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