Chloe Kim was destined to be a breakout star at the 2018 Winter Olympics. At just 17 years old, the Long Beach, California, native has more than lived up to聽impossible聽expectations by not only聽winning gold in the women鈥檚 snowboard halfpipe, but by doing so with a dominating near-perfect score of 98.25.

She鈥檚 currently one of聽Team USA鈥檚 best and brightest, but her star has been rising for a while now. Kim would have qualified for the Sochi games in 2014 if it weren鈥檛 for those pesky age requirements. (She was only 13, and 15 was the cutoff.) She was also a four-time gold medalist聽at the Winter X Games and won the gold for both halfpipe and slopestyle at the聽2016 Winter Youth Olympics. And her story is equal parts inspiring and relatable for so many. Here are just some of the reasons we love her.

1. She loves to eat and hates when she鈥檚 鈥渉angry.鈥聽Kim caused a commotion when she聽tweeted regret over not finishing her breakfast sandwich 鈥 while she was competing for a gold medal. She has also tweeted about her love of ice cream and churros, and after聽she snagged the gold, the Today show served up a platter of all her faves.

2.聽Her Korean-born dad is her number one supporter.聽Jong-Jin Kim emigrated from South Korea to California in 1982. About 10 years ago, he quit his engineering job to聽support his daughter鈥檚聽blossoming snowboarding career, and in a聽recent interview with Today,聽he called聽Chloe聽his 鈥淎merican dream.鈥 Fans flipped out over the adorableness of his聽handmade, laminated 鈥淕o Chloe!鈥 sign as she competed in PyeongChang.

3. She gets hyped to compete with聽her favorite music.聽Fans took聽note early on of Chloe鈥檚 habit of jamming her earbuds in and listening to music before competing. So what鈥檚 she listening to? During her first run in the gold-medal competition, it was Lady Gaga鈥檚 鈥淧aparazzi.鈥 For her third run,聽it was聽鈥淢otorsport鈥 by Migos, Cardi B, and Nicki Minaj.

4. She鈥檚 a record breaker.聽Her gold medal makes Chloe the youngest woman to ever win a medal for Olympic snowboarding. She was also the聽first聽woman聽to land聽back-to-back 1080s in the聽X Games when she was just 15. She pulled off the same trick during her gold-medal run, because why not?

5.聽She鈥檚 a smarty pants. Chloe is in the middle of applying to Harvard and聽told聽Cosmo she wants to study either business or law, and eventually plans to become a sports agent.

6. She鈥檚 a total perfectionist.聽鈥淕oing to my third run I knew I had the gold,鈥澛燙hloe told reporters after making her win official. 鈥淏ut I also knew I wouldn鈥檛 be satisfied taking the gold and knowing that I hadn鈥檛 put down my best. That third run was for me 鈥 to put down the best run I could do.鈥

7. She鈥檚 all about her family. Chloe鈥檚 extended family came out to watch her compete at PyeongChang 鈥 including her grandmother, who traveled from Seoul to watch in person for the first time. Chloe said聽she gave a little 鈥渢his one鈥檚 for you, Grams,鈥 before nailing her third, gold-medal winning run. She celebrated by joining them all for a group hug after聽her victory.

(photos via聽Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP/Getty Images +聽Cameron Spencer/Getty Images + David Ramos/Getty Images)