wgm season 2

Ok, so it may have JUST NOW hit me at how popular Jota is becoming

Like, everyone recognizes him, they all know who he is or have heard of him 

Fellow idols and athletes are recognizing HIM

He is a KNOWN name

I see news of him everywhere

He’s the #1 trending topic on Naver and Daum and least once a week

Professional athletic coaches love him for how good he is. (Coach Cho {who is an Olympic medal winner} from Juto CKOTB praises Jota for his skills, even carrying Jota on his back after Jota won the gold in a Juto competition. Jota cried because he went far into overtime and ended up winning even though he was injured. Coach Cho even told him to “cry all you want” and said that he got goosebumps when Jota started crying on his back. He’s the coach for the Women’s Judo team that is training for the Olympics and they were jealous because he doesn’t show that concern for them. The coaches who helped him train for the Dream Team Vault Special and High Jump Special loved him. The coach from the Vault Special said during another episode that Jota would break the speed finish record of the course they were playing, which he did. The coach for the High Jump Special said he knew Jota would win, and that the record Jota ended up setting wasn’t anywhere near as high as Jota could jump. The coach for the wrestling special that aired last week {August 2nd I believe} said that Jota had a body made for any mixed martial art and that Jota was so good {a member of the national team couldn’t throw him, instead Jota scored a 5 pointer by literally picking up a dude out of his weight class and slamming him on the ground]. And that Jota would only need 6 months of training before he would be good enough to enter into the Olympics.)

Other idols and athletes see him as a threat, a challenge, and admire him for his skills even though he is technically a retired athlete, but he is still not in his prime yet

(not to mention the commentators for every show he is in, esp CKOTB and Dream Team, are obsessed with him. Go watch the Dream Team 10:100 Flag Special if you’re curious)

He is bringing in so many new fans

and he was on Laws of Jungle Tonga and WGM and

and

and

I literally can not believe that I’m watching one of my top biases becoming a loved top star.

I know I’m not the only one seeing this happening

JOTA IS HERE