American society puts a lot of pressure on people to look a certain way. The media portrays men and women as being both beautiful and fit – which makes ordinary people feel insecure if they’re not up to the high standard of beauty. Both men and women feel the pressure to look a certain way in America, which is why this video of a fourteen-year-old plus-size diver is going viral for all the right reasons.
In the video, the young boy stands on top of the high diving board. When he launches himself off the board, he begins to float through the air performing a flip that will leave you breathless. The teenager’s name is Zeke Sanchez, and he is passionate about diving and wants the world to know that he can participate in the sport as well, even though he may be larger than average.
Zeke blew away viewers when he got on the diving board in front of the camera and proved that he deserves to be a participant in the sport despite being a larger size than average. The boy showed that he was as talented as other people despite his plus-size frame, proving that anyone can do a sport as long as they are willing to work hard and participate with all of their passion.
ABC15 Arizona first reported on the high-flying teen on June 15, 2022, when they released a video about him. In the report, the teenager is interviewed and explains how he loves diving and being a participant in the sport.
More than fifteen hundred people shared comments in support of the teenager. The following comments are from viewers in Arizona and across the rest of the country.
“Props to the kid for his dedication! What he’s doing is not easy. What is even more important is that he is outside doing what makes him happy. Be happy, kid.”
“We need more positive news like this. I’m telling y’all, the more happiness we put out, the more gets generated. Do what you love in life. This kid is awesome!”
“The news needs more stories like this. Especially nowadays. Glad he’s having fun and enjoying himself. Way to stick with your dreams and ambitions, young man.”
“He’s adorable. Automatically just love the kid. You can tell he’s a great person from just listening to him. Wish him all the success in the world!”
“I’m just glad he’s enjoying himself. As to the weight… I was 200lbs by the time I was 12. The weight stayed all my life (I’m 54), but at about 16, it started tightening up. By the time I was 18, I was considered buff. This young man may just be coming into his stride. Keep up the diving and trampoline, and most of the all- have fun!”
“My plus-sized 50-year-old brother passed away in June of last year. I know he would have loved this kid’s talent!!! I am giving this a thumbs up for him!”
What do you think about Zeke’s diving talent?