All of a sudden people from all around the world got interested in Nico Porteous’s life as he won New Zealand’s second-ever gold medal in men’s Freeski halfpipe in Bejing during the Winter Olympics.
With gold to match the bronze that he won in Pyeongchang four years ago, Nico has now become the reigning world champion.
Before taking to the podium for the gold, the freeskier had an impeccable first run on the Olympic course, landing a thrilling combination of back-to-back 1620s, to score 93 points. He crashed out on his third run but held onto that lead to win in the finals.
With that being said, we know you have been wondering about his girlfriend, relationship status among other things. So, the rest of this writing is just that.
Does Nico Porteous Have A Girlfriend?
Yes, girls. Nico Porteous seemed to be already taken. By the look of his Instagram @nicoporteous, he appeared really in love with Amber Pakii of Auckland, New Zealand.
However, there have been no updates on their relationship on each of these sites as of early 2021. But before that, they seemed close and occasionally kept their fans posted on their life as a couple.
Nico has her featured many times on Instagram and Amber too has done the same in hers @amberpaki.
On 17 August 2020, they were happy to have been together for a year. “1 year of putting up with you 🥰 ps I hope you found your friends xx”, Amber had written on her Instagram where she also goes around as “Deck & Patio Builder” and “Jump jam leader 2012”. And some years ago when she updated her profile picture on Facebook she revealed “I don’t use FB much but thought I should probs update my profile pic so I don’t look 12 🙂”.
On Facebook, Amber also mentioned working at Lawnmowing Services in Cairo, Egypt and going to Kristin School.
How Much Is Nico Porteous Net Worth?
Nico Porteous reportedly held over $1.5 million net worth as of February 2022.
Other than the top prize he won in Beijing’s Zhangjiakou village, Nico is also kenned for his win (bronze) at South Korea’s 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games, gold at the X Games in Aspen, and for his early January 2022 performance in the 2022 World Cup held in California.
Also, many may not know this about him. When he is not skiing there’s is another calling of DJing calling him. Last year he notably performed his first festival in New Zealand.
Nico Porteous Parents
Nico Porteous’s parents Chris and Andrew Porteous were naturally very proud and relieved to see their son amid such success and at such a young age. The folks were nervously watching the action on a big screen in Wanaka during the Olympics when it all happened.
“I think it’s four years of work, planning, and to pull it off in 30 seconds, it’s a credit to him, [coach] Tommy, and Miguel. It’s unbelievable”, they said proudly of their both sons. In the bigger picture, they said they were positive that now the world will think of their country not just as a tropical island but as a serious world-class ski destination.
Back in the days, we also saw Nico interview his mom “his Mumsie” for an episode of Red Bull New Zealand’s “First Chair”, when she spoke about how Nico got his nickname “Nipsy” from his grandfather, among other things.
Nico Porteous Brother
Nico Porteous first stepped into skis at the age of four while on a family trip to France, influenced by his older brother (of course). Like Nico, Miguel Porteous is also a skier, and as Nico says he was always chasing after his older brother as one does as a younger brother.
When the New Zealand team performed a haka in honor of Nico’s achievement at the bottom of the run during the big win, Miguel was also there carrying the new gold medalist.
Miguel, who finished 11th in the same competition, said he is proud to call Nico his brother.
Later that day, Nico also fondly thanked his brother on Instagram with “@miguelporteous thank you for being my brother, role model, inspiration, and best mate. Love you brah. Thank you for always being by my side. ❤️❤️❤️”.
Where Does Nico Porteous Live?
As of now, Nico Porteous was based in Wanaka, New Zealand, with his parents. However, since March 2020, he had only spent about three months at home given the country’s strict COVID-19 protocols. Otherwise, throughout the year, he has trained in New Zealand, the United States, and Europe.
So, all Nico has now has not been an easy journey. For a long time, he was battling his mental demons. At 17, he was already been visiting a sports psychologist for five years.
Where Is Nico Porteous From?
Ni Nico Porteous was born in Hamilton, New Zealand. But growing up, young Nico with his family moved to all places between Christchurch, New Zealand, and Perth, Australia where Nico’s father took a mining industry job.
How Tall Is Nico Porteous?
Nico Porteous stood 174 cm tall (below 5′ 9″) at the age of 20. He was born sometime in 2001.