sell sunset Fans are quite confused after hearing blonde bombshell Emma Hernan’s claims that she was once a qualified swimmer at the Olympics before becoming a luxury real estate agent.
The fifth season of the addictive reality series dropped on Netflix last Friday, and viewers are fast-paced through each dramatic episode.
Since diving into the new season, fans have had a lot of questions about Emma’s backstory.
What marked a lot sell sunset fanatics, however, is when Emma casually tells developer Micah that she had been such a good swimmer as a teenager that she had qualified for the Olympics.
Taking to Twitter after Emma quickly left the topic, a confused fan asked, “HOW DID EMMA INVEST IN THE STOCK MARKET AT FOURTEEN? HOW WAS SHE SIMULTANEOUSLY AN OLYMPIC SWIMMER? #SellingSunset”.
And it seems like a lot of other fans were wondering the same thing.
Lucky for us curious sell sunset viewers, Emma’s alleged Olympic swimming background caught the attention of the swimming news agency SwimSwam, which investigated.
In their research, they wrote, “It’s unclear exactly what Hernan meant when she said she swam an Olympic qualifying time. To qualify for the Olympics as an American , you must first qualify for the Olympic Trials, then in order to qualify for the Olympic Team, you must place in the top two in an individual event at the Trials while swimming under the FINA A standard. “
After researching data on Emma’s personal best time, they discovered that there was no record of anyone by the name Emma Hernan in the US swimming databases or even in the results. of his Massachusetts High School State Championship competitions.
They concluded: “Although Hernan probably swam somewhere, we simply cannot find any evidence – and certainly not the kind of evidence that would exist for a swimmer who had times who qualified for the Olympics. at 16 years old.”
After learning that proof of Emma’s impressive teenage swimming career was nowhere to be found, fans were left even more confused, wondering why the reality star would lie.
Sharing discoveries, a sell sunset viewer tweeted: “I don’t know why it bothered me so much when Emma on #SellingSunset said she qualified for the Olympics. I just knew she was lying. Why lie about the results of swimming? They’re online!”
A second wrote: “After 17 years of competitive swimming (and TV work) I can say NO Emma from Selling Sunset did not ‘qualify’ for the Olympics.
“You don’t qualify without going to the Olympic trials, which she never did. There’s also no record of her competing anywhere, that’s such a funny lie!”
And another replied: “It bothered me so much!! What madness to lie”
Tyla has contacted Emma’s representatives for comment.