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    Quote Originally Posted by euterpe
    Ummm, no. Their mother is Jewish, but she is not built like Emily and Sarah---Mrs. Hughes is petite and very slim.
    So was my mother and so is my sister. I wasn't so lucky. There are a lot of genes running around that skip parents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kasey
    The fact that he has "so many fans" shows that there is perhaps something to his skating that some people like and appreciate. I think some could consider Slutskaya's skating "pedestrian" (among other things). Different strokes for different folks. I think Russia's future in men's skating is in much better shape right now than in women's.
    Kasey - I think it is easier to judge the number of fans outside the country of the skater and away from those who only like the skaters of one country.

    Sasha Cohen and Johnny Weir have large fan bases outside of the US as does Evgeni and Yagudin outside of Russia. I would say that Kwan and Slutskaya lost some of their international fan base when Sasha came on the scene.

    But you are absolutely correct about different strokes for different folks, especially in countries with a lot of diveristy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waxel
    Far from it. But you can look fit AND curvy (Rochette, Arakawa, Slutskaya and a healthy Kwan for instance) and still be aesthetically pleasing...


    What planet are you on???!!! Exactly which part of Shizuka do you think is curvy? i think she's extremely slim and not Curvy in the slightest. Rochette looks more athletic but never in a million years curvy - same with Michelle. As for Irina she also has an athletic build, the only curves on Irina's body are her slightly bowed legs!! All of these women live, in person are not, even in anyone's wildest dreams, curvy.

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    antmanb, I think your opinion is definitely up for personal opinion, and personally I think you are only looking at one or two areas of "curve." It is only a guess, but by what was just said I would be lead to belive the only skaters to possibly fit your definition of "curvy" would be Katarina and Nicole. That's fine if you feel the way you do of course. I just agree with waxel more then you.

    I also want to mention that I hope / wish Sara Meier and Carolina Kostner a high ranking in the GP. And on the same note as above, those two have curvy waistlines IMO. Maybe on the light side of meaning, but they aren't Kate Moss either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeaniBu
    antmanb, I think your opinion is definitely up for personal opinion, and personally I think you are only looking at one or two areas of "curve." It is only a guess, but by what was just said I would be lead to belive the only skaters to possibly fit your definition of "curvy" would be Katarina and Nicole. That's fine if you feel the way you do of course. I just agree with waxel more then you.

    I also want to mention that I hope / wish Sara Meier and Carolina Kostner a high ranking in the GP. And on the same note as above, those two have curvy waistlines IMO. Maybe on the light side of meaning, but they aren't Kate Moss either.
    Really? I always think of Marilyn Monroe as the personification of "curvy". Shizuka in particualr looks pretty straight up and down from her ankles to her shoulders i don't see any curves there, and Kostner?! She really seems to have a very straight up and down body too...i guess it all is opinion but in a day and age where all the "models" have 12 year old boy bodies i just double took when i saw a list of extremely thin skaters being remarked on as curvy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by antmanb
    Really? I always think of Marilyn Monroe as the personification of "curvy".... but in a day and age where all the "models" have 12 year old boy bodies i just double took when i saw a list of extremely thin skaters being remarked on as curvy!
    Nowadays, Marilyn would be considered fat.

    Marilyn: http://ligwww.epfl.ch/~thalmann/daniel/marilyn.jpg

    Emily Hughes: http://www.skatecanada.ca/en/events_...ay2/hughes.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathman
    Nowadays, Marilyn would be considered fat.
    sad, isn't it.... :sheesh:

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    Quote Originally Posted by BravesSkateFan
    Ladies: Fumie, Bebe, Katy
    Men: Evan, Kevin van der Perrin, and anyone not named Johnny or Jeff (sorry)
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    Quote Originally Posted by antmanb
    Really? I always think of Marilyn Monroe as the personification of "curvy". Shizuka in particualr looks pretty straight up and down from her ankles to her shoulders i don't see any curves there, and Kostner?! She really seems to have a very straight up and down body too...i guess it all is opinion but in a day and age where all the "models" have 12 year old boy bodies i just double took when i saw a list of extremely thin skaters being remarked on as curvy!

    Ant
    I am so glad you took this as a simple difference of opinion. Thank you Really is just a matter of "from one extreme to the other" and what one has put in that category is up to them.

    Shi-chan, not AS curvy but not the figure of a little boy (I would feel sorry for a boy like that), I see hips even in this pic.
    http://www.hwbhost.com/images/ph_america_camp005.jpg

    Carolina well again I definitely see hips and nice curves.
    http://www.hwbhost.com/images/caroli...oshoot6075.jpg

    And even thought Meier is on the same side of this as Shizuka, I would feel really sorry for any boy who had hips like that.
    http://www.hwbhost.com/images/sarahredblkolyend..jpg

    As far as "extremely thin skaters" I would not put them into that category when there are Maos and Sashas that continue that extreme. And if I were to use one as a standard for the term "curvy" like Marilyn Monroe (rather than one side of the spectrum) I don't see any FS like that. But saying Marilyn Monroe to Shizuka are the "group", I see "curvy" allot that way.

    MM is most likely correct on the general, Marilyn might be considered on the chunky / fat side by some of todays superficial idealistic and unrealistic standards. But in my mind they all have curves, some more pronounced then others but beautiful curves in my eyes. But there again, I don't subscribe to the "runway" as being the standard, just on the opposite side of curvy ( and sometimes zero i.e. Kate Moss).


    BOT, I am LOVING seeing Fumie's Name come up so much for peoples "HOPES for the Grand Prix Final Podium! "
    -and I am sorry I keep spelling the "Sarah's" names wrong. Habbit.
    Last edited by SeaniBu; 07-04-2006 at 01:55 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeaniBu
    That, however, is not our Sarah. She's the Philipine supermodel of the same name.

    http://power108fm.tripod.com/sitebui...ures/sarah.jpg

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarah_Meier

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    I hate Tripod. For Sarah, copy and paste this url into your address bar.

    http://power108fm.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/sarah.jpg

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