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    Who are the campiest skaters?

    Ok, so there are some skaters that are fine technically but still seem to exude an aura of pure camp that makes for amusing viewing but anti-serious contemplation. I put skaters like Alena Leonova, Ross Miner, Johnny Weir, etc. in this category. It's not that they're bad skaters per se...but something about them just screams "I'm on fire!" Who do you put in this category?

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    I think 99% of exhibition numbers qualify as camp...

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    Well a lot of ice dancers are camp for sure. Johnny Weir would imho be the campiest on and off the ice.

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    I don't know if this is considered campy but I love this program:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPha6cAimbo

    ..and the exhibition version:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNnFektQlYU

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    Quote Originally Posted by jennyanydots View Post
    ..and the exhibition version:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=893uibmB4Qs
    Your link is actually Kanako's LP from Japan Open. Do you mean this one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yuki View Post
    Your link is actually Kanako's LP from Japan Open. Do you mean this one?
    Oops, sorry. Fixed it.

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    I wouldn't have Ross on the camp roster, but Florent Amodio definitely deserves to be there:

    http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...ent_Amodio.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackPack View Post
    I think 99% of exhibition numbers qualify as camp...
    Javier Fernandez.

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    Good one dorispulaski and I would add now Fernandez; he's got a bit of that Candelero but with his shirt on. Verner tries but it doesn't work. he just doesn't have the personality. Candelero had to have been one of the luckier skaters I think he had two OBM's even though I found his skating wild it was rather rough and unrefined.

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    I think Brezina has a touch of camp, and so does Machida and Trankov. Jason Brown too.

    For the ladies, well Osmond, I thought Yuna's Bond Girl had a touch of camp but in a glittery disco girl kind of way, Leonova and Radionova.

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    Bending the rules a bit:

    The campest coach has got to be Tatiana Tarasova.

    The very bright dresses with all the ruffles, the big hair (sometimes), and especially those lux fur coats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TontoK View Post
    Bending the rules a bit:

    The campest coach has got to be Tatiana Tarasova.

    The very bright dresses with all the ruffles, the big hair (sometimes), and especially those lux fur coats.
    totally

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    I think Plushenko is campy at times. A lot of his choreography is borderline silly.

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    I remember, was a similar thread, and I didn't understand this word totally. But I learn it.


    Quote Originally Posted by drivingmissdaisy View Post
    I think Plushenko is campy at times. A lot of his choreography is borderline silly.
    Borderline silly? His choreographies made by famous Russian ballet dancers or choreographers. Can you say me an example? I'm really curious.

    And you can't deny when they become mature and developed his own style his costumes were very good, not at all campy. So I wouldn't call him campy skater.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plushyfan View Post
    And you can't deny when they become mature and developed his own style his costumes were very good, not at all campy. So I wouldn't call him campy skater.
    He's good now, but I mean when he was younger he was campier. Actually my favorite program of his, the 99-00 LP to folk music, had a lot of silly hand movements in the slow section, before the second 3A.

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