Maybe it's the flowing red hair.
Maybe it's the outgoing personality.
Maybe it's the goofy sense of humor.
Maybe it's because he is the best snowboarder on the planet.
Whatever it is, Shaun White has captured the eye and the hearts of people all over the world.
On Wednesday at the Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, he captured something else--his second Olympic gold medal.
Simply put, Shaun has become one of the most captivating athletes in the world.
Let's take a look at The Very Best of Shaun White.
Here is Shaun's amazing gold medal run in Vancouver. With the gold already wrapped up, this really was nothing but a victory lap, but, being one to never let the fans down, Shaun went all out, and nailed his signature double McTwist 1260. A true gold medal moment.
A closer look at the double McTwist 1260 that White threwdown on his gold medal winning "victory run" in Vancouver. He is the only one doing it in competition.
Shaun was a snowboard and skateboarding prodigy. Here is the much talked about video of Shaun snowboarding at the age of 11.
Because one video of young Shaun White snowboarding is not enough...here he is at the age of ony eight!
This skate video from 2000 was filmed in Tokoyo when Shaun was just 14. The best part is the graphic that reads:
Future Olympic Gold Medalist
It should have read:
Future Two-Time Olympic Gold Medalist
Here is an awesome video of Shaun skating with the legendary Tony Hawk in Park City, Utah. Shaun and Tony have developed a close friendship that started when Tony first noticed the incredible skills of a certain six-year old with bright red hair. Tony is also the one who nicknamed Shaun the Flying Tomato, a nickname Shaun recently revealed he does not like!
Here is a clip of Shaun's epic wipeout in a practice run during this year's Winter X Games. Warning: it's not pretty!
Here is the video of Shaun on Letterman. He shows off the injury he suffered in that infamous Winter X Games crash and discusses how he was able to come back and land the same trick later that night.
Here is Shaun's slopestyle gold medal run at the Winter X Games 10. This video shows that Shaun is more than just the man to beat in the halfpipe.
Here is Shaun White's best Grand Prix run. It scored an incredible 49.50 out of 50.00, and is considered by many to be the best single run of his life.