Gracie is a stunning girl
but who does the ugly covergirl because the make up is ugly too: http://www.justjaredjr.com/photo-gal...l-bts-pics-02/
Congrats Gracie, US National champion
Gracie is scheduled to be on Access Hollywood tonight and Jay Leno on Thursday.
Congrats to Gracie on her First National Title. Both of her programs were fabulous!
I will have to watch Jay Leno tonight. Thanks for the heads up.
Gracie is probably the most featured skater in the news and media for the 2014 Olympics, even more so than D&W who are seasoned veterans already
and it has gotten even bigger since Lindsay Vonn's withdrawal from the games and it seems Gracie is now America's sweetheart for the Winter Olympics
figure skating has always been viewed as a feminine sport in north america so ladies will always get the bigger share
you think about the news and media features Gracie has had, she is even touted as a Gold medal contender
from magazine covers, news and media articles, endorsements, is Gracie the most marketable female US skater ?
she could be a perfect face for the CoP for the viewers to follow and better understand figure skating
speed, power, big jumps, ideal body type and having a hollywood like beauty doesn't hurt too
right now she is one of the elites with Mao and Yuna who are huge superstars in their respective countries
to get a considerable amount of features and news for a figure skater leading to the Olympics
She comes across as personable, and she is certainly very photogenic.
America does love its ice princesses! I would imagine she has astronomical marketability if she skates to her potential.
not to be offensive but culturally, imo America still loves the blonde american sweetheart
is one of the factors Gracie is getting such huge attention from all the other famale Olympians from the united states
if Gracie will win gold in Sochi, we could see a real boost in FS awareness and popularity again in North America
You don't have to be blonde to be/become America's sweetheart. Just ask Gabby Douglas or Carly Patterson. In fact, none of the Fierce 5 in London were blondes, and they captured everyone's hearts.
While a win would certainly bolster figure skating's popularity, I don't see her or Wagner as a game changer. Gold hasn't dominated the field thus far (like Kwan/Cohen had done) and has yet to even win internationally (not just Worlds - anything). It's a bit cart before the horse to say even with an Olympic win Gracie will somehow cause this great shift in the landscape of American figure skating. But one can always hope.
I also don't know why everyone is so enamored with Gracie's looks. She is not very striking (which is different than pretty). There are 50 equally pretty girls in every high school with more than a few hundred kids. Believe me, I know. I am a substitute teacher in high schools.
I think it takes more than medaling. I think the person has to have a good personality, be articulate, and at ease. Tara had none of that. Sarah...barely. Sasha didn't come off well all the time. Michelle had it all - and the medals. I think if Gracie continues to win or place she will be a media darling. I personally think she's so much better than Ashley in front of a camera. But - just my opinion.
How many more Gracie Gold threads are there going to be ?!.
I'm getting sick of the poor girl & it's not even her fault.