Brighton Zeuner says she loves skateboarding because it sets you free. “It’s a world of creativity. There are no rules,” she says. “It helps you to see the world differently and makes you who you are as a person.”
It’s a refreshing point of view. Zeuner, who is possibly the coolest, most fearless (and most honest) 13-year-old you’re ever likely to meet, became the youngest woman to compete at an X Games at just 11 years old in 2016. She then won the Vans Park Series Women’s World Championships a month later before becoming the youngest-ever X Games champion last July.
Juggling skateboarding commitments and school work, Zeuner says she has her eyes set only on her next competition. But, even with the Olympics still two years away, she is already being spoken of as a potential gold medalist at Tokyo 2020, a feat that would come as no surprise to fans of her skate clips on Instagram.
We got the chance to speak with Zeuner ahead of the Red Bull Music Festival in New York, discussing everything from her first skateboard and school life to cooking for Tyler, the Creator and more.
Read full interview at highsnobiety.com.