I have to say, my truth is, Maia is fresh faced and pretty now , and I can well imagine her growing into one of those young women with the sort of mysterious beauty that fascinates and is greater than the sum of it's parts. Eye of the beholder.
Davis and White seems to enjoy the International scene, in fact they have more success abroad than on the North American Continent. Kwan was the exact opposite. I think 90% of her biggest titles came on North American soil and in the later part of her career she seemed to not leave North America too often. She used to only really like to do Skate America and Skate Canada (The closest grand prix events to home). In fact I remember a comment Butyrskaya made "Let her come to Europe", regarding competing against Kwan. So even she seemed to notice a pattern.
I know I'm late, but congratulations to the first American ice dancing world champions.
I must say that Elena ILINYKH chic is absolutely gorgeous. She has the most potential of any female ice dancer in my opinion. But she is packaged alll wrong, her partner is not so good and their programs are terrible.