While the rest of us were oohing and aahing over gold Chloe Kim and the other athletes in Pyeongchang, mom, Meagan Shemenski, and friend Genevive Collins were focusing on an Olympics-inspired twin baby photo shoot. Shemenski’s 8-month-old identical twins may not be ready to hit the snow or the slopes just yet, but they sure look cute in the pics.
In the 2014 Winter Olympics @teamUSA swept the first ever Men's Slopestyle Skiing event with Joss Christensen (@joss) Gus Kenworthy (@guskenworthy) and Nick Goepper (@nickgaper). Can Team USA do it again this year? Benjamin and Zachary are training early for the 2034 medal sweeping team. ❤️💙🇺🇸🏅 Photo credit and amazing props: @gen719 . @nbcolympics @olympics @usfreeskiteam . #winterolympictwins #babyolympics #teamUSA #winterolympics2018 #pyeongchang2018 #officialtwinmom #twiniversity #twinterolympics
When Collins photographed the twins in their Olympic glory, Shemenski only wanted to post the pics for friends and family to see. Of course, those closest to the family adored the couldn’t be cuter photos. Not only did they think the photos were awesomely sweet, they were sure the pics would go viral. And that’s exactly what happened.
Congrats to Red Gerard (@redgerard) and Jamie Anderson (@jamieanderson) on their gold medals🏅 from the youngest members of the @ussnowboardteam 😉and Go Shaun White (@shaunwhite), Zachary and Benjamin are rooting for you and the rest of @teamUSA! Photo credit and prop maker extraordinaire: @gen719 @nbcolympics @olympics Edited to add: @chloekimsnow we think you are pretty cute, too. When you are back in the LA area we have some twin snuggles waiting for you. 🏂🏂 . #winterolympictwins #babyolympics #teamUSA #winterolympics2018 #ussnowboardteam #everydayolympics #pyeongchang2018 #officialtwinmom #twiniversity #twinterolympics
Shemenski and Collins strategically chose a few celebs to tag on IG. One of them happened to be Today’s, Hoda Kotb. When the newly appointed co-host of the famed morning show posted the photos they got some major interest.
@erinhamlin is the official flag bearer for @teamUSA tonight but Benjamin is carrying the American flag into our stadium this morning. Benji and Zachary are ready for the Opening Ceremony tonight, are you? PC: @gen719 (Swipe for costume inspiration) 💙❤️🇺🇸 @nbcolympics @olympics . #winterolympictwins #winterolympics #babyolympics #thatfringethough #winterolympics2018 #olympicopeningceremony #pyeongchang2018 #twiniversity #twinterolympics
Like Shemenski’s friends and family predicted, the Olympic baby photo shoot quickly went viral. The series includes everything from passing the Olympic torch and the opening ceremony (of course twins Benjamin and Zachary are representing the U.S.) to skating, skiing, snowboarding and curling. Yes, curling.
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