The Shirtless, Oiled-Up Tongan Flag-Bearer Is Back

This is Taufatofua leading his delegation during the opening ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

And the display again drew tons of love as fans worldwide watched the opening ceremony, which was televised on the U.S. West Coast on tape-delay at 5 p.m. Friday (re-aired at 8 p.m.).

Pita Taufatofua is back, shiny and topless as ever, despite the 32-degree Fahrenheit temperature during Friday's Opening Ceremonies.

Aside from trying to come up with the money to fund expensive skis - Taufatofua has been using rentals for the a year ago - plus flights and travel costs, the biggest challenge has been losing weight.

Let's be real, though, the dude totally just made the leap to a winter sport to give us all what we didn't even know we were desperately missing in our lives. Now, he's officially competing in cross country skiing on the Olympic stage.

"I won't freeze", he said, per ABC News.

The 34-year-old is a bit of a Renaissance man, excelling not only in shirtlessness but in taekwondo; his Summer Olympics sport, and cross-country skiing, his Winter Olympics sport.

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It may not be possible to catch all the best moments in a single day of the Olympic Games, but we're going to try. He has since lost 15kg of fat and muscle, although he still weighs at least 20kg more than his competitors.

"It's the hardest thing I've ever done", he said.

Getty Images Tonga's Pita Taufatofua is a winter Olympian now.

Taufatofua told the Olympic Channel last month that he qualified for the Pyeongchang Games in a last-ditch attempt in Iceland. One of the more remembered moments was the selfie that South Korean gymnast Lee Eun-ju took with North Korean gymnast Hong Un-jon. I get in the ring and I kick people and people kick me back.

After Taufatofua's oily appearance in the 2016 Summer Games, travel searches to Tonga and local coconut oil sales both went up as a direct result.

"I want to still be alive for my race".

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