Selling Sunset fans have been left utterly confused after hearing Emma Hernan making claims that she was once an Olympic-qualified swimmer before she became a luxury real estate agent.
Nearly a week after the fifth season of the reality show dropped on Netflix, viewers have been glued to the drama, but this claim really got their attention.
Throughout the entire fifth season, Emma seemed to make some very big and bold claims, like matching with Ben Affleck on celeb dating app Raya and accusing Christine Quinn of bribing one of her clients.
While those claims seemed a bit far fetched, it was when Emma casually told developer Micah about her teenage swimming days and that she had actually qualified for the Olympics that people began scratching their heads.
Fans took to Twitter to see if it was only them who picked up on it, only to find out everyone was questioning it.
One confused fan asked: “HOW DID EMMA INVEST IN THE STOCK MARKET AT FOURTEEN? HOW WAS SHE SIMULTANEOUSLY AN OLYMPIC SWIMMER? #SellingSunset”.
Another said: “After 17 years of competitive swimming (and working in TV), I can say NO Emma from Selling Sunset did not ‘qualify’ for the Olympics. You don’t qualify without going to Olympic Trials which she never did. There’s also no record of her competing, anywhere, it’s such a funny lie!”
A third wrote: “Idk why it bothered me so much when Emma on #SellingSunset said that ‘she qualified for the Olympics’. I just knew she was lying. Why lie about swim results? They’re online!”
For anyone just as confused as us, the news of this got the attention of swimming news organisation SwimSwam and they managed to figure out the whole thing.
They wrote: “It’s unclear exactly what Hernan meant when she said that she swam a time that qualified for the Olympics. In order to qualify for the Olympics as an American, you must first qualify for Olympic Trials and then in order to qualify for the Olympic team, you must place within the top two in an individual event at Trials while also swimming under the FINA A standard.
“While Hernan probably did swim somewhere, we just can’t find any evidence – and certainly not the kind of evidence that would exist for a swimmer who had times that qualified for the Olympics by age 16.”