Ski star turned “fashion icon” Aleksander Aamodt Kilde discusses self-expression and striking a “good balance” with Mikaela Shiffrin

The World Cup champion for downhill skiing muses on his wish to "explore other things" besides skiing and details how he and Mikhail Shiffrin have managed to strike a balance between their personal and public roles.


Ski star turned “fashion icon” Aleksander Aamodt Kilde discusses self-expression and striking a “good balance” with Mikaela Shiffrin

Aleksander Aamodt Kilde and Mikaela Shiffrin [Image Credit- Olympics.com]

Elite alpine skiers work hard to get faster and improve their skills. They use the best equipment and are always trying to find the best way down the mountain. But Aleksander Aamodt Kilde is not just known for his success in skiing competitions. Skiing is very important to Kilde and it’s also important for his job.

He attended glamorous events in the U.S. alongside his partner, Mikaela Shiffrin, such as the Time100 Gala in New York City and the ESPY Awards in Los Angeles. At Atomic Media Day in October, Kilde mentioned in an interview that he takes joy in experimenting with different hobbies. It helps in forming his image, rather than just being identified as “the skier.

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Kilde, the 2020 overall World Cup champion, maintains an active presence on social media, where he chronicled his eventful offseason. He loves going to social gatherings, mingling with others, and partaking in enjoyable activities. Thanks to his amazing sponsors he can showcase his true self and establish his brand alongside them. Kilde expressed that it brings him great joy and contentment.

In September, Kilde graced the Milan Fashion Week runway as a model. He believes fashion is inclusive and views it as a chance to build his brand and become a style symbol. To Kilde, it’s primarily about personal expression and authenticity. During his Milan visit, the 31-year-old walked the catwalk alongside athlete Noah Lyles and encountered fashion industry leaders.

Aleksander Aamodt Kilde speaks about his connection to Mikaela Shiffrin

Kilde’s association with Shiffrin has piqued the curiosity of many people for the past three years. Skiing enthusiasts have found a way to maintain a healthy equilibrium between their personal and professional lives while achieving success in their careers. The skier mentioned that they enjoy each other’s company.

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The 31-year-old Norwegian international acknowledged the importance of privacy He further stated that the couple continues to remain honest with each other and that it was important to balance public and private life.

Aleksander Aamodt Kilde and Mikaela Shiffrin
Aleksander Aamodt Kilde and Mikaela Shiffrin [Image Credit- Olympics.com]
To give a space for your partner and also other human beings is something I've experienced as being really cool and a great way of living...Of course, we need our privacy, but we also get that it's not that crazy... it's all about just enjoying, being with someone that's super into what you do and into you
Aleksander Ammodt Kilde on his relationship with Mikaela Shiffrin through Olympics.com

This season saw the couple begin cohabitating in Innsbruck, Austria, a nation that holds alpine skiers in high esteem. The ski star-turned-fashion icon also admitted that they are stopped by people in public for a while which sometimes gets annoying. While Kilde might get annoyed, this is the one problem every fashion star faces in their incredible career.

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