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    Ryan Seacrest's interview with Yuna Kim

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNgmbT05pIc

    kinda' cute when she speaks in english..

    "i love to be a star.. (smiles).. maybe.."

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    Thanks for the post.

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    What a lovely video. It shows her charm and her importance to skating and to Korea.

    I don't know how many of you outside the U.S. know Ryan Seacrest, but he's one of the better known TV personalities here. Not only is he the host of American Idol, but he has a radio show, and he does a lot of other appearances on other shows. He has a reputation of making the other person look good--in other words, he doesn't try to steal the spotlight. So I think whether he understands skating or not, he tried to get nonskating fans to see what it is that makes YuNa such a phenomenon, without going into the technical aspects of her skating.

    YuNa's English is wonderful. She has no accent and is completely clear and easy to understand, and she puts words together effectively. Seeing this video makes me think that whether one is a fan of hers or not, one can easily see that she has been a tremendous asset to skating. You can't tell me that all of her Asian fans will just leave the sport when she retires. Many of them will continue to be interested, and I suspect that YuNa also will continue to promote the sport in her country and wherever else she has a voice. This can only help skating, because it brings in fans--not just in Asia, but in Asian communities across the rest of the world, in Australia, North America, and elsewhere. (And dare I hope for her to continue to influence the general environment in non-Asian countries? She'll certainly always hold my interest.)

    Also, the superiority of her actual skating will stand in the annals of skating throughout the future, just as Gordeyeva/Grinkov are still counted as among the greatest in their field even after 25 years. It will serve as an inspiration to upcoming skaters.

    I'm glad to be a fan of hers, but you could just be a fan of skating and get what it is she's contributed to us all.

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    Cool video. Refreshing that Seacrest did his research (although Kim could've placed top 3 at Worlds and still gotten 3 spots for Korea in Sochi) and really seemed to respect Yuna.

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    Thanks for posting this.

    Did the video stop and start repeatedly for anyone else? I thought it might be my computer, but tried to replay and did the same thing always in the same spots. So I think it might be encoding problems.

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    Yes, mine stopped and "rebuilt" many times. But I did get the complete sequence, so I can't complain too much. We didn't lose any of the dialogue, I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amc987 View Post
    Cool video. Refreshing that Seacrest did his research (although Kim could've placed top 3 at Worlds and still gotten 3 spots for Korea in Sochi) and really seemed to respect Yuna.
    IIRC, she needed to place 1st or 2nd to earn the 3 spots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ziggy View Post
    IIRC, she needed to place 1st or 2nd to earn the 3 spots.
    Okay so the truth lies somewhere between my mistake and Seacrest's. I'll take it.

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