Here is a Korean article published in January 2000.
[Yuna Kim is in the third grade of Sinheung elementary school. (...snip...)
Kim says that her favorite skater is Michelle Kwan who skates well and her dream is becoming a good skater then becoming a skating teacher.]
This was before Kwan gets the third WC title and becomes a legend like now.
Anyway, this shows how special Kwan is and how consistent (& pure ) Yuna's admiring Kwan is.