Skip navigation
Sign up to follow your favorites on all your devices.
Sign up

U.S. freeskier Gus Kenworthy makes new friend on Twitter: Miley Cyrus

The Today Show Gallery of Olympians

(BROADCAST-OUT) (L-R) Gus Kenworthy, Joss Christensen and Nick Goepper of the USA Skiing team pose with their medals in the Olympic Park during the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics on February 14, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. *** Local Caption *** Gus Kenworthy; Joss Christensen; Nick Goepper

Scott Halleran

After his attempts to adopt and take home a group of Sochi stray dogs went over big on social media, U.S. ski slopestyle silver medalist Gus Kenworthy summed up the attention by telling reporters: “A lot of girls like Olympians and puppies.”

Among those admirers was pop superstar Miley Cyrus.

Back on Valentine’s Day, Kenworthy was one of several Team USA stars that reached out to their celebrity crushes and asked them to be their valentines - and he chose the “Wrecking Ball” singer.

That eventually led to Cyrus giving Kenworthy a follow on Twitter...

...And soon, Cyrus was gushing over his cute Sochi pups like the rest of the world did.

Between this and joining Joss Christensen (gold) and Nick Goepper (bronze) in the third American medal sweep ever at a Winter Olympic Games (plus, a Kellogg’s Corn Flakes box), it hasn’t been a bad few days for Mr. Kenworthy.

MORE: Jason Brown’s hometown honors U.S. figure skating star with ice sculpture

Follow @estradawriting