Olympic Stud of the Day: US curler Chris Plys

As we did for the Beijing Olympics, PopWatch will be naming an Olympic Stud of the Day each morning throughout the Vancouver Games. This title celebrates a person — male or female — who captured our attention in the previous 24 hours for any number of reasons. (Not just, as may occasionally be the case, because he or she turned us on.) Day 1’s pick: US curler Chris Plys. Why? He’s an early standout on the athlete Twitter list, tweeting photos of last night’s Opening Ceremony and his experience in the Olympic Village in general (“A night at the mess hall with Shaun White and raccoons ha”), as well a retaliation for a Jimmy Fallon monologue joke about how the US Curling team’s best method of birth control is being on the US Curling team (“@Jimmyfallon isn’t your best contraceptive your tv ratings? Lol”). We have high hopes for your Twitter page, Chris Plys! Oh, and good luck with the curling.

Your nomination for Olympic Stud of Day 1?

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  • shelsby

    I’m pretty sure Chris was referred to as “The Cute One” by Colbert during his Curling Tryout! Good Choice!

    • Moi

      He is indeed. Like a good boy band, every curling team needs a “cute one”. :)

  • Josje

    One word: Sven Kramer from the Netherlands.

    • Hannah


    • Nick T

      Yes, yes, and yes!

      • Lily

        That man is just one tall drink of Northern European deliciousness.

    • lisa

      Sven Kramer – hello, did you see his quads??? Squeal.

  • chris

    what about joubert?

  • wheresthebeef09

    He sounds funny/entertaining – but a “stud”?


    • lyss

      disagree. he’s mine and he’s wonderful.



  • Davidsask

    Why is it automatically assumed curlers are ugly unintelligent knobs, come on people, far from the truth?!

  • sebastian77

    Curling and Jimmie Fallon?…its like some sort of entertainment apocalypse…by the way this whole name the stud theme is a ‘dud’

  • BenG

    Sven Kramer. Amazing athlete and uber cute ;)

    • Karin

      Agreed :D plus he just won Gold, can it get any better? (downside, he’s taken)

  • Dan Moseley

    Chis Plys is undoubtedly the biggest stud on the U.S. team. Jimmy Fallon really should be envious of his abilities. Chris…keep it real up there bro.

  • Snarf

    Not bad, but too much clothing (which is why the Winter Olymics aren’t as much fun – decreased oggling)

  • sarah

    Sven Kramer.
    Quite a performance under all the pressure from back home. And how touching was it to see him jump all those barriers to get to his mom and dad (a former Olympian) and girlfriend (also a former Olympian) in the stands?

  • mu

    Apolo. Always.

  • Megan

    i know they’re not today.. but you gotta have the hockey players in here later on! can you say HOT?!?

  • Ronnie

    Of course, Apolo is uber-hot…but it’s nice to know what other babes are out there…I definitely noticed Chris when Colbert tried out for their team!! Good pick! Now I have a good reason to check out EW’s website each day! ;)

  • robdob

    Love the stud of the day! Nice choice! Looking forward to the rest!

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