U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist Reaches Out To Red Velvet’s Wendy After Finding Out They Were High School Teammates
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!