Mexican Skier Hubertus Von Hohenlohe Will Wear a Mariachi Uniform in Sochi

Kenny Dorset@kdorsetDirector of Social MediaJanuary 27, 2014


Mexico will only send one athlete to Sochi for the 2014 Winter Olympics, and that will be the very interesting alpine skier Hubertus von Hohenlohe. 

Per Joe Battaglia of NBCOlympics.com, von Hohenlohe realizes he doesn't have much of chance to win a medal at his age, given that he turns 55 on Feb. 2. Instead, he is going for the title "best dressed" with a mariachi-themed race suit designed by Kappa.

(via NBCOlympics.com)

If you don't know much about von Hohenlohe, he is arguably the most interesting man at the 2014 Winter Olympics. He comes from a family of German royalty, according to his bio on NBCOlympics.com:

von Hohenlohe is the son of Prince Alfonso of Hohenlohe-Langenburg and Princess Ira of Furstenberg, who is a niece of Giovanni Agnelli, the founder of Fiat. His father ran a Volkswagen plant in Mexico. Since his grandmother was half Mexican, the family wanted at least one member to be a Mexican citizen so it was decided that Hohenlohe would be born there as opposed to Europe.

This isn't the first time von Hohenlohe has gotten attention for his style. He wore a Mexicano desperado suit in Vancouver.


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