Olivia Munn Slides into Olympian’s DM’s Following His Silver Medal Win

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When you’re a famous actress like Olivia Munn, you can slide anywhere you please. Swimmer Jay Litherland returned home with his first Olympic medal, and he also got a bunch of congratulatory messages on social media. One of them being a little more special than the rest. Actress Olivia Munn decided to DM Litherland to congratulate him on his Silver Medal Winning performance.

Litherland became the first Asian-American athlete to win a medal with his silver on the second official day of competition of the Olympics. “It feels incredible,” he tells PEOPLE.

“I’m super proud to represent the community that way. I’ve gotten DMs from so many different people and it’s amazing,” says Litherland, who was born in Osaka to a Japanese mother and a father from New Zealand.

Among the many DMs were some celebrities, including actress Olivia Munn, which Litherland says was a highlight as he pulls out his phone.

“She said, ‘So proud of you. Excited for you,’ ” he says, looking through his messages. Of his initial reaction to seeing Munn’s verified account, the swimmer recalls saying, “No way.”

“Just to get a response from [Munn] too. No fan page or anything, the real thing,” shares Litherland, who was also starstruck when he met champion U.S. skateboarder Nyjah Huston in the athlete village while Huston “was doing tailslides on the benches outside of our building.”

Hard not to be star struck when you see a DM from Olivia Munn.

Winning a medal has its perks. Maybe he can slide back and shoot his shot??

Check out more of his new DM pal Olivia Munn below:


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