View Poll Results: Most "charismatic" skater?

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  • Oksana Baiul

    13 3.60%
  • Kurt Browning

    76 21.05%
  • Jeffrey Buttle

    24 6.65%
  • Sasha Cohen

    20 5.54%
  • Rudy Galindo

    8 2.22%
  • Ekaterina Gordeeva

    9 2.49%
  • Jamie Sale

    14 3.88%
  • Katarina Witt

    19 5.26%
  • Alexei Yagudin

    100 27.70%
  • YOUR suggestions?

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Thread: Which skater has the most charisma?

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    Kurt Browning. Some of the others are flirty, but he has real charisma.

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    I voted for "other selection".........Paul, Paul, Paul.....need I say more? 42

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    Michelle Kwan has the greatest presence on the ice. Have you ever been to a practice session when Michelle is competing? Even when she's just skating around the rink doing nothing, all eyes are on her. It's like she is the only skater out there -- like she's the only skater in the world.

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    Michelle Kwan is definitely the most charismatic skater on ice today. Had to vote in other, as she was not listed. Hmmm, wonder why???

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    Originally posted by jozmen01
    Michelle Kwan is definitely the most charismatic skater on ice today. Had to vote in other, as she was not listed. Hmmm, wonder why???
    A non-US-poster probably?

    Anke

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    Sasha, Jeff, and (oh my god, i'm actually going to say it) Michelle Kwan have a ton of charisma.

    What about Brian Joubert? I think he's charismatic...

    Kat

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    To me, charisma is a special quality that sets that person apart from other people. I chose Alexei Yagudin.

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    I voted for Alexei, surprise, surprise.

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    Originally posted by Mathman
    Michelle Kwan has the greatest presence on the ice. Have you ever been to a practice session when Michelle is competing? Even when she's just skating around the rink doing nothing, all eyes are on her. It's like she is the only skater out there -- like she's the only skater in the world.

    Mathman
    Well, could it be because she's the 4 time World Champion and international headliner? Yes, she's great, but not charismatic. If you saw her on the street and didn't know her, you would not look at her twice. Somehow, I feel that Kurt, Rudy and Alexei would turn heads no matter WHAT they were doing, on or off ice! I think people are just magnetically drawn to these types of people.

    Just a hunch.
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    I need some basic math lessons. How come others count 4, and I count 5.

    After that I may need some physics lessons about magnetism.
    Last edited by rtureck; 12-07-2003 at 07:33 PM.

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    Yeah, Kwan got five World titles, but even that doesn't make her more "charismatic" ...

    Anke

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    Originally posted by Germanice
    Yeah, Kwan got five World titles, but even that doesn't make her more "charismatic" ...

    Anke
    IMHO, even another 5 won´t make her more charismatic. :D

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    Kara votes for Kurt as she rolls her eyes as everything always comes back to MK.

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    Originally posted by Kara Bear
    Kara votes for Kurt as she rolls her eyes as everything always comes back to MK.
    Yeah, we should plead for a name change here, from Goldenskate Forums to UMKF (= Unofficial Michelle Kwan Forums). :D

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    Originally posted by RealtorGal
    Well, could it be because she's the 4 time World Champion and international headliner? Yes, she's great, but not charismatic. If you saw her on the street and didn't know her, you would not look at her twice. Somehow, I feel that Kurt, Rudy and Alexei would turn heads no matter WHAT they were doing, on or off ice! I think people are just magnetically drawn to these types of people.

    Just a hunch.
    :D
    But didn't Michelle get that kind of treatment even when she was relatively new on the scene nevermind that it was not that crazy then? Recall the London crowd at 1995 Words, the reception she got in 1996, 97, 98, 99....etc. Even in 1997 when she was just a one-time Word champion, the crowd was already crazy about her. So I don't agree that she is well received by the crowd just because she's a 5-time Word champion or 7-time National champion. It's got to be more much more than that.

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