Athlete turning heads at Winter Olympics is Angelina Jolie’s doppelganger

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Feb 17 2018 01:45 AM | Updated as of Feb 17 2018 03:01 AM

Anastasia Bryzgalova has more than 91,000 followers on Instagram and counting. Toby Melville, Reuters

Anastasia Bryzgalova is married to teammate and curling playing partner Alexander Krushelnitskiy. Their pairing netted them the mixed doubles world title in 2016 and a bronze in the same event at the Pyeongchang Olympics. Toby Melville, Reuters

Anastasia Bryzgalova has a masters degree in physical education, sport and health. Cathal McNaughton, Reuters

Anastasia Bryzgalova says she appreciates the compliments she gets about her looks, but "medals aren't given for beauty."Cathal McNaughton, Reuters

Anastasia Bryzgalova in action at the Pyeongchang Olympics. Cathal McNaughton, Reuters

The fact that Anastasia Bryzgalova is a world champion in her sport isn't exactly the reason why the Russian Olympic curler is attracting a lot of attention at the Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea this week.

It's less about her talent, and more about her charming looks.

Social media couldn't get enough of Bryzgalova, whose face has drawn comparisons with Angelina Jolie.

But the 25-year-old with a masters degree in physical education, sport and health is not about the showbiz life apparently and, in a story that appeared on The Sun website recently, made clear where her priorities lie: "Medals aren't given for beauty."

Bryzgalova is married to teammate and curling playing partner Alexander Krushelnitskiy. Their pairing netted a mixed doubles world title for them in 2016.

On Wednesday, The Sun reported that Bryzgalova has more than 68,000 followers on Instagram, but when ABS-CBN News checked her account that number rose to more than 91,000.

Here are a few reactions by a smitten social media:

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