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    Which skating star has the best personality off the ice?

    It is something to think about. Next to success on the ice, who do you think has the best personality, and what I mean is, who is the best person for little kids to look up to and stuff?? Some might think of Michelle kwan, which is almost a given, but what about Kimmie? she seems too be the type that doesn't find expression in words but rather in doing..if that made sense. and then there is Emily, who seems to be very cheerful and seems nice..but ive never really thought of her as much of a competitor, like she doesn't have the seriousness, but she seems to try! I really Caroline Zhang too, judging from interviews and her myspace page...i think she has alot of spunk, but on the ice she turns into more of a woman beyond her years...

    These are just some examples, let me hear who you think is better or worse!

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    Sorry about this. I was starting a new thread.

    But I was have to say from an american perspective that most of the ameican girls come accross as very personable and someone that others would look up to. I can't think of any that I really dislike. Even if there is something I hate about their skating they all come accross very nice on TV.
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    Among American ladies, I really like Kimmie a lot. She looks very fresh, happy and positive. She would be a great role model for younger kids. Her Cool Kids Project is fantastic. She also says in an article about Cool Kids campaign that what she finds great about being successful in FS is that she could help others. That's really a great attitude. I totally respect that.

    I also like Mirai. She looks very positive, fresh, and happy. She also seems to have great humility and modesty. Her name means “future” in Japanese and, indeed, what she says in interviews tends to be very constructive. I am sure that a lot of younger kids would look up to her.

    Among Japanese ladies, I like Mao very much. She seems to be an exceptionally innocent, happy girl. It is always nice to see her smiles. She seems very positive, bright, and simple. She has great popularity among all age groups. Little kids love her and her dog (a stuffed animal of her dog, Aero, is on sales); girls and boys admire her challenging spirits; and adults like her freshness and determination.

    Miki seems to be a sweet and strong woman. I really liked her charity activity during the Olympic season. She started out selling “twinkle bands” to promote a belief that everyone can shine. She donated all the money to the UNICEF. What I also think nice about her is that she now behaves like an adult who has professional responsibility.

    Shizuka seems to be an extremely mature, independent woman for her age. She seems to be very calm, thoughtful, and modest. A lot of people praised her for her great humility when she won the OGM. Although there are a lot of “princesses” in FS who don’t really have the common sense, I think that Shizuka can work perfectly fine as a business woman in the general society. But she seems to set really a high standard to herself, which perhaps led her to the great success.

    Sorry for being so lenthy. I would like to post about male skaters later, too, but I will stop here for now.
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    Mari seems like a very determined and dedicated sweet little girl...

    I was also very impressed with how innocent and unassuming Mao was considering her celiberity status in japan. dosen't seem like it went to her head to much. Miki seems like a very sweet young lady.. of course Michelle was always very classy.

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    Which skating star has a personality?

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    Tough call, since maybe only a handful of us know even some of these skaters personally.

    But I'll go by public persona. Yes, Kimmie is a skater that comes across as a nice, down to earth kid...quite bubbly, just like your average 17 yr old girl. Emily- I used to think she was really nice- she seems to be but lately I have gotten some of that "princess" attitude from her. It may be completely superficial but I just get that from her. Same with Katy Taylor- but she comes across as even more of a princess IMO. Out of the current US skaters competing I say the title goes to Meissner.

    As for international skaters, I haven't seen enough of them, but the Japanese girls seem pretty humble to me. When we do see them on ESPN struggling for words, I can tell that the victory is not going to their heads. (Either that or they are just putting on their best show since it's a foreign TV interview.)

    Which skating star has a personality?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hsuhs View Post
    Which skating star has a personality?
    Johnny Weir!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hsuhs View Post
    Which skating star has a personality?
    Tomas Verner!
    Kristoffer Berntsson!
    Alexei Tikhonov!
    Mira Leung!
    Maxim Trankov!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathman View Post
    Johnny Weir!
    Does he? While being a bad-mannered, immature, dirty mouthed punk that he is?

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    hey...it's a PERSONALITY! That's the key here, right? Not CHARISMA, if I have that right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hockeyfan228 View Post
    Mira Leung!
    Oh I agree!

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    Does anyone have a link (youtube or anything else) of an interview of Mira Leung? It just occured to me that I have no clue as to her personnality, except for that statement after worlds, which does say a lot...


    Kypma

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    Well there's not many who ca nbeat Johnny for personality!

    But otherwise I'd say;
    Stephane Lambiel is very well spoken and seems like a really nice, down to earth guy.
    Irina Slutskaya just has a great bubbly happy aura about her which makes me always happy to see!
    Patrice Lauzon seems like a sweetie too.

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    Irina Slutskaya just has a great bubbly happy aura about her which makes me always happy to see!
    Only in America. Back in Russia her bitter, sore side comes out. Little does she know that there exist translators.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Dog View Post
    Only in America. Back in Russia her bitter, sore side comes out. Little does she know that there exist translators.
    Really? I've seen plenty of Russian interviews with her where she has the same hyper/ecstatic personality that makes you smile as you watch her expression. We must have seen different interviews.

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