It turns out that Red Velvet’s Wendy and U.S. Olympic gold medalist Amanda Kessel have an unexpected connection!
On February 23, Alyssa Gagliardi, a high school classmate of both Wendy’s and Amanda Kessel’s, discovered that they had all been on the same varsity golf team in high school.
Alyssa Gagliardi posted a yearbook photo of the team on Twitter and wrote, “So I thought this picture was just a cool throwback because of all the NWHL [National Women’s Hockey League] players (and now a gold medalist!)… but… someone discovered we were also teammates with a Korean pop star.”
So I thought this picture was just a cool throwback because of all the @NWHL players (and now a gold medalist! ?)…but based on my twitter feed today, someone discovered we were also teammates with a Korean pop star @RVsmtown. Talk about #dynasty https://t.co/svAGKjMKJI
— Alyssa Gagliardi (@AGagliardi92) February 23, 2018
Amanda Kessel won a gold medal at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics earlier this week, as a member of the U.S. women’s hockey team. She and Wendy both went to high school at Shattuck-Saint Mary’s in Minnesota.
The medalist then reached out to Wendy by tweeting at Red Velvet’s official Twitter account, asking for confirmation that they had attended the same high school.
@RVsmtown hey. You went to Shattuck?
— Amanda Kessel (@AmandaKessel8) February 23, 2018
We hope Wendy and Amanda Kessel manage to get in touch while they’re both in Korea!