The Comeback Kid
Ashley Wagner has a good PR team
I am pleasantly surprised by how eloquent Ashley is. Since, I think some athletes and celebrities don't say anything before running it by their people, I think Ashley has a good team who are making her relevant. the Answers she gave about gay marriage was Very Good. The way she congratulated Mao and Elena was very classy. The impressive thing about Ashley even if her answer might be rehearsed it sounds like her own words.
Also, Ashley did something really smart TLS Jenny and Dave criticized her performance at nationals very harshly, but she still gave them an interview. After that interview, they still give an honest opinion about her skating, but know they always highlight the good things about her skating
Good Job Ashley
Really? I think I'd have to disagree since I just saw this tweet from her:
Ashley Wagner @AshWagner2010
To the people waiting at the airport at 12 4 autographs that they can sell...nobody needs 2 c me at that hour n next time say thanks..#rude
Seattle Six @SeattleSix
@AshWagner2010 Did Grampa Mike make it to Skate America? You should've won #SoMuchBetterThanMao
Vlad (fskating.com) @worldskating
@AshWagner2010 Who knows. Maybe they are waiting to congratulate you and get autographs for themselves, not to sell them...
ETA: I also must add that figure skating is nearly dead here in the US, I find it hard to believe her autograph would be worth much of anything to sell, it's pretty presumptuous of her to think that. I'm sorry but outside of skating fans nobody would really know who she is here, it's not like the Tonya and Nancy days anymore.
Yea, that tweet really irked me. I'm not really sure who she thinks she is, and while it is true that some people do sell celebrity autographs, she's not some big name that would fetch a lot should her autograph end up on eBay. Figure skating is on life support here, the last thing we need is one of our national champions to insult the few fans who bother to seek out a skater for an autograph.