Louie Vito

Just six short weeks ago, Louie Vito was a 21-year-old snowboarder from Ohio. Sure, he was one of a handful of riders with a double cork in their bag of tricks -- a must-have when it comes to qualifying for a little-known event called the Winter Olympics -- but he was still just a snowboarder: one without a blog on People.com, an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel's show and a six-week stint as a star on one of TV's highest-rated shows. We'll call this the Before Louie. What, you don't think this is appropriate shred attire? Video Video | Vito's TV Debut     (Getty Images)