Stars from Team USA answer questions from kids ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympics

By Caroline Redmond
February 09, 2018 02:12 PM

Future adorable journalists in action!

The 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang have arrived, and as the athletes gear up to go for the gold, PEOPLE is tasking a few kids with asking their favorite Team USA athletes the burning questions we all want to know.

When the Olympians are asked by six-year-old Inoa to reveal their most embarrassing moment in a competition, freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy offers up a cringeworthy anecdote that would make anyone blush with secondhand embarrassment.

“A couple of years ago at the X-Games, I fell and I ended up taking out a banner on the side of the course and they kept showing it on TV in slow motion,” Kenworthy recalls.

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All of the athletes on Team USA train hard and compete even harder, so 7-year-old Reuben wants to know what junk food they all plan to chow down on after finishing their Olympic competitions.

“The junk food I would eat after the competition would be McDonald’s,” Brianna Decker, of the Women’s hockey team, confesses to PEOPLE.

Her teammate, Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson, echoes her desire for the fast food chain and chimes in with some specific menu items that she would indulge in: “Because they have breakfast 24/7 now so I’m definitely doing an Egg McMuffin with five of the big hash brown things.”

Six-year-old Amira asks the most polarizing question, which produced divided answers amongst the athletes: Would you rather get 10 bronze medals or one gold medal?

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Women’s bobsled team member Elana Meyers Taylor says she would prefer the single gold, and gave a heartfelt reason to explain her decision. “The feeling of being an Olympic champion has got to be one of the most incredible feelings because you know you’re number 1 in the world,” she says.

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