My first reaction to this story was, “There’s no winter in Mexico!” I guess I’m wrong. Say Hello to Prince Hubertus von Hohenlohe! A GERMAN MEXICAN and the ONLY member of the Mexican Winter Olympic Team!
I can’t make this stuff up!
I absolutely love this story because this is a true life playboy.
He is a Mexican Alpine skier, photographer, businessman, AND a pop singer known as Andy Himalaya. He could very well be the most interesting man in the world as he is descended from the reigning dynasty of a former principality in what is now Germany. Hubertus was born in Mexico, of which his paternal grandmother was a native, too. – Thank you “Wikipedia”.
So he’s an actual German Mexican! Grab those Bratwurst Taco’s folks!! It gets better! It must be nice to have money and one day wake up and say, “I would like be the sole representative of Mexico in the winter Olympics!” Bring it on! Check out the amazing video:
WHAT TALENT! But he’s also now 51 years old so I’m not sure how seriously the Prince is taking these Olympics as he has NO CHANCE but he’s certainly got my attention. But I have another theory…. This could be just another one of his exotic vacations. Why do I think that? Read on…
He also happens to have his own website (like who doesn’t ;) at www.hubertushohenlohe.com and from what I can make of it, it’s pretty common for women around him to ski half naked. Seems the Prince is the Hugh Hefner of the Bunny slopes. I might have to check this out the next time I’m in Germany. Now I’m wondering if he’s at the Olympics to actually compete or to pick up hot, young, athletic women on Mexico’s dime. ?? ;)
So just in case you are intrigued, (I know you are), He’s entered in the Men’s Giant Slalom, February 21st at 1pm ET and also for the Men’s Slalom, February 27th at 1pm ET. These are can’t miss events!
Anyway, all I can say is Good Luck Prince for whatever reason you are at the Olympics. I’ll be watching and rooting for you. I hope you’ve had a lot of practice since that video was made. :)
Update 2/26/10 – The Prince did come in 86 out of 89 competitors in the Giant Slalom on Feb 23rd with 14 people being disqualified for one reason or another. He beat out countries such as Pakistan, San Marino and India. Powerhouse Winter Olympic countries. ;)
Update 2/27/10 – Today the Prince came in at # 52 out of 53 skiers in the Slalom beating out Albania to stay out of dead last. Great job Prince! I’m sure we’ll see you again in four years at the age of 55 in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi Russia. Until then, enjoy your amazing life. :)