I was kidding - and think that Sasha looks stunning in the picture I posted.
The picture mathman posted of Shiz is also stunning.
And I also agree that Rachael in her prom dress looks great.
You had said before everyone looks fat or chunky at times.
Sasha never, ever looks fat or chunky.
How this thread is just feeding the eating disorders and the idea that only a certain body type is acceptible. Tiny men and women are becoming the norm. Obviously certain ethnic groups have the advantage then. Cohen chunky? Puh-lease! Flatt is fine. Her posture is a little poor but then Dorothy will help I'm sure. There is room for real shapely women with meat on their bones. Anyone wanna say Dorothy is fat now too? I guess Janet Lynn was just too pudgy to be a truly great skater!
Last edited by princess9; 05-05-2010 at 06:55 PM.
She has the jumps. She really needs to work on general presentation, speed, spins.. what everyone else said. She isn't fat though. In my latest International Figure Skating magazine, she's pictured with Mirai and they're about the same size. I think that it's her extreme paleness that makes her look fatter than she really is. Her body fat percentage might be a bit higher than some of the skaters, who have larger frames and lower body fat percentages at the same weight (like Joannie Rochette), but it's not like she's dripping with rolls. I read that she was 115 lbs and Joannie is 117. It's crazy how much lighter the skaters look in person. I thought Joannie was like 135 lbs when I saw her on tv, but in real life she's tiny.
1. Michelle won in Nagano.
2. Mirai won the 2010 US Natl championship on the ice.
What happened in the "backroom" does not change my mind.
I will go with Button and Hamilton's view over that of a few posters at GS who disagree with me.
Gee, I thought Tara Lipinski won! And it was a great, memorable, lights out performance! Michelle is fabulous but techbically she was outskated. Tara was great. Rachael was great at nationals. The judges do care about consistency. I think the podium was fair. No one wuz robbed at Nagano or the nationals.
Last edited by PROKOFIEV; 05-05-2010 at 07:14 PM.
If it's not like ballet, why do they wear those tiny spangly little dresses and all that makeup?
It's not just like tennis or golf, there's a performance/presentation aspect to it.
If they got rid of that and called it ice jumping we wouldn't be discussing Rachael's appearance.
And IMO thin has always been "in" (as in "you can never be too rich or too thin") in the US - just look at 1930s movies -- it's fat that's becoming fashionable as Americans get heavier.
Last edited by PROKOFIEV; 05-05-2010 at 09:18 PM.