The Internet Can't Get Enough Of Tonga's Oiled-Up Olympics Flag Bearer


Hubba hubba, someone call the fire department because Tonga's flag bearer at the opening ceremony for the 2016 Rio Olympics is hot AF.

Pita Nikolas Taufatofua, the flag bearer from the little Polynesian island nation of Tonga, located far off the coast of Australia, stole the internet's hearts (and eyes) Friday night with his flag-bearing and hot, oiled-up, glistening body.

Bringing baby oil back! #Tonga flag bearer Pita Taufatofua sends social media into meltdown — RMadridScored (@RMadridScored) August 6, 2016
OMG, I WANT THIS TONGA FLAG BEARER FOR ME!!! #Rio2016 — Lodair (@LodairJunior) August 6, 2016
The flag bearer for Tonga tho #OpeningCeremony — NOCTURNAL (@ms_mindfreak) August 6, 2016

You get the idea, but why shouldn't the internet go nuts? Just take a good look at this hunka hunka burning love.


DAMN, someone check the internet's pulse because it's probably stopped. According to USA Today, the 32-year-old athlete failed twice to qualify for the Olympics before qualifying for the Rio Olympics through an Oceania taekwondo tournament in April.

Tonga only ever medaled once, a silver medal in 1996, so Taufatofua must have high hopes now that he finally qualified.

Unfortunately, according to Cosmopolitan, his event does not occur until August 20, so it could be a little while until he reappears.

Until then, here are a few snaps from social media of Pita Taufatofua, the flag bearer who pretty much singlehandedly put Tonga back on the map.

He's sexy and he doesn't know it.

Pita Taufatofua may have used up Tonga's supply of oil, but this is probably the only time he gets to walk and carry the flag in the Olympics opening ceremony, so good for him.

The look on this kid's face is priceless. There's no way to know for sure if he's checking out Taufatofua, but I'm guessing he is based on the "Is this guy a human or an oiled-up god?" look he has on his face.

Outside of the ceremony, Taufatofua looks like he knows what he's doing.

I sure wouldn't want to be on the receiving end of these punches and kicks.

If this isn't Olympics-level skill, I don't know what is.


Citations: Introducing the Tonga flagbearer who glistened during Rio Olympic opening ceremony (USA Today), Tonga's Flag Bearer Has Already Won a Medal for Best Shirtless Entrance (Cosmopolitan)