A post shared by Douglas Souza (@douglasouza)We love it whenever an out gay athlete shines! Souza made his Olympics debut at Rio 2016 in his native Brazil, and took home gold — instantly securing his spot among the game’s greats.But the 28-year-old’s true star turn occurred five years later, when he became a social media phenomenon leading up to the Tokyo Games.
Souza gifted his followers with BTS looks at the Olympic Village, and his spontaneous personality.One of his popular videos showed him dancing on his teammate’s cardboard bed.#olimpiadas2021For Souza, it looks like there was never a dull moment.
Quem é você no rolê, Glinhas ou Jorginho???#EspiritoOlímpico #TikTóquioSouza’s social media following exploded that summer when he went from around 260,000 followers to 2.2 million on Instagram in just four days!
Today, his TikTok account has nearly 700,000 followers.“I was shocked at the beginning,” Souza said in an interview. “It was very weird for me to see all those people following me out of nowhere.