Who is Eileen Gu?
Eileen Feng Gu also known as Ailing Gu, is an American-born professional freestyle skier in halfpipe, slopestyle, and big air events. She has competed for China since 2019 and also has a career as a fashion model.
Eileen Gu career
Gu took part in the FIS Freestyle Ski and Snowboarding World Championships 2021, winning two gold medals in Freeski Halfpipe and Freeski Slopestyle. She became the first freeskier to win two golds at the FSI Freeski World Championship. Gu additionally won a bronze medal in Freeski Big Air. She, however, got injured at the event with a broken hand. Gu became the first woman to land a forward double cork 1440 in 2021.
Modeling and other ventures
Eileen has a career as a fashion model and is represented by the agency IMG Models. She has taken part in various campaigns such as for Fendi and Gucci, IWC Schaffhausen, and Tiffany and Louis Vuitton, as of January 2022. Additionally, she has had numerous magazine covers, which include Ellie and Vogue China.
Gu was born in the United States to a first-generation immigrant mother of Chinese origin, and an American father. She has competed for China since June 2019 by requesting a change of nation with the international Ski Freedom. Eileen acquired Chinese citizenship through naturalization in 2019 at the age of 15, as is reported in her athlete profile. Gu’s aim was to compete for China in the upcoming 2022 Winter Olympics, and the Olympic Charter Rule 41 by-law allows for multiple citizenships.
By announcing the change, Eileen stated that via skiing she hopes ”to assist inspire millions of young people” in China and ”to unite people, promote common understanding, create communication, and forge friendships between nations.” She stated ”Nobody can deny I’m American, nobody can deny I’m Chinese” and ”When I’m in the U.S., I’m American, but when I’m in China, I’m Chinese.” However, China does not allow multiple citizenships after the age of 18. It is unclear if she has relinquished her American passport as required by Chinese law as there is some evidence to the contrary.
How old is Eileen Gu?
Eileen Feng Gu is aged 18 as of 2021, born on September 3, 2003, inSan Francisco, California, U.S. She shares her birthday with celebrities including RonaldOMG, Jack Dylan Grazer, Riley Hubatka, Adam Jones, August Alsina, Carl David Anderson, Whitey Bulger, among others.
Eileen Gu Family
Who are Eileen Gu’s parents?
Eileen Gu was born in San Francisco, California to Yan Gu, a Chinese, and an American father. Her mother moved to the U.S. from China as a student in her twenties, and enrolled at Auburn University and then Rockefeller University. She also skied for the first time while at Rockefeller University at Hunter Mountain in New York state. Her passion for sports grew following her relocation to the San Francisco Bay Area while attending Stanford University where she earned an MBA. She put her young daughter, Eileen, into ski lessons at Lake Tahoe, so that her daughter could keep up with her. Not much is available about Gu’s father in the media.
Does Eileen Gu have siblings?
It is still not clear if Gu has any siblings as she has not shared any information about them. Hence it is assumed and most probably that she is the only child of her parents.
Eileen Gu Education
Gu was a nominee from San Francisco University High School but failed to get the scholarship. She attends an ”acclaimed” secondary school and intends to join Stanford University, an alma mater of her mother after the 2022 Olympic Winter Games.
Eileen Gu Interests
Gu’s interest and love for skiing began at an early age after her mother who also loved skiing took her for lessons. She is also a fashion model appearing for many magazine covers. During her leisure time, she enjoys playing the piano and is a fluent speaker of English and Mandarin.
Gu also has spoken out about Anti-Asian rhetoric during the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. Additionally, she has supported the Black Lives Matter movement and is an advocate of gender equality and the representation of women in sports.
Eileen Gu Boyfriend
Gu is presently unmarried as she is still young and focusing her efforts on her career in skiing. She is also not linked to any relationship with anyone.
Eileen Gu Kids
As she is presently unmarried and also not in any relationship, Gu has no children of her own to date.
Eileen Gu Height
With her slim athletic, flexible and sexy body, Eileen has an impressive height of 5 ft 11 in (1.82 m) and weighs around 67 kg (121 lbs).
Eileen Gu Net Worth
American-Chinese skier, Eileen is famous for her skiing skills and has been active in her career from 2019 to date. She is young and has a bright future in her career, currently having an estimated net worth of $1.1 million as of 2022.