The Tokyo 2020 Olympics have just started, and it feels like the world is watching this year’s event. In particular, K-Pop fever seems to have taken over the games, with Olympians sharing their love for K-Pop, songs playing in the background, and much more.
Yet, it seems as if K-Pop has gone viral for other reasons and, most recently, TWICE‘s Tzuyu caught the attention of non-K-Pop fans during the Olympics.
There is no denying that Tzuyu is talented at everything she does. During the annual Idol Star Athletics Championships (ISAC), fans noticed that she excelled in one sport: archery!
On July 26, Tzuyu started going viral on Brazilian Twitter after a ONCE joked that the Taiwanese singer was actually participating in the Olympics.
— esh¡ 🏸🛹🥈🥈 (@racketgirI) July 24, 2021
After the tweet was sent out, many users who are not fans of K-Pop went on social praising Tzuyu for her beauty and elegant physique while assuming that she was part of Taiwan’s archery team. During this time, many videos and images of Tzuyu from the ISAC started gaining more attention as people praised the TWICE member for her doll-like looks.
Luckily, ONCEs were quick to clarify that, although Tzuyu may be a skilled archer, she is actually an idol, not an athlete!
Brazilian Journalist “Giu Bressani” tweeted that her friend sent her #Tzuyu viral tweet and her friend thought Tzuyu is real archery athlete so she has clarified to her and tell her that she is idol and this was at ISAC, which is a competition between idols. #쯔위 #ツウィ https://t.co/krZ2ZvCfvw pic.twitter.com/pYF6Znvr16
— Tzuyu Print 🧚♀️ 🍞 (@ChouTzuyuPrint) July 26, 2021
my dad saw a video of tzuyu’s archery on ISAC and thought she was DEADASS in the Olympics ,,,showing us that she was named the prettiest archery athlete in a mf Facebook post KSJKSJSKSJS
— roo. ᗢ hwasa day (@twicepuffs) July 25, 2021
Over the years, Tzuyu has always participated in the archery portion in Idol Star Athletics Championships, and each time she went viral for it! With her beauty, skills, and grace, there is no denying that ONCEs would love to see Tzuyu slay the Olympics with her archery skills!
Hopefully, when the COVID-19 pandemic is under control, the ISAC’s can come back, and non-K-Pop fans who’ve discovered TWICE and Tzuyu can watch her in action. In the meantime, make sure to watch Tzuyu in action during the 2019 ISAC!