'Avatar: The Last Airbender' Serves as Hair Inspo for Olympic Windsurfer
Water. Earth. Fire. Olympic Gold? Move over, Avatar Aang – it seems yet another dude with a giant blue arrow on his head has proven himself as an expert air-bender, none other than gold-medal-winning Dutch windsurfer Kiran Badloe.
Although Badloe made history as he nabbed the top prize for RS:X class windsurfing this weekend, the last time the event will take place at the Olympic games before being replaced by IQ Foil starting at the Paris Olympics in 2024, it seems the world cared much more about the hair on his head than the highly-coveted medal around his neck. Having evidently shaved his head, leaving behind an arrow-shaped patch of blue hair, the windsurfer's hairstyle was instantly recognizable to anyone who tuned in to Nickelodeon between the years of 2005 and 2009, emulating the iconic look of Aang from the network's beloved animated series, Avatar: The Last Airbender.