Another achievemnt for the Kween

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by kwanette, Apr 18, 2011.

  1. OliviaPug

    OliviaPug Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, she's probably still pissed she was so sick at 1999 Worlds! ;)

    Michelle, what can I say?! You are a skating superstar and a superstar in life.

    Congratulations!

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  2. Jenny81

    Jenny81 Active Member

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    What a woman !!!! :respec:
     
  3. JILEN

    JILEN New Member

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    :respec:

    She really has set a "golden" standard. You go girl!
     
  4. Polymer Bob

    Polymer Bob New Member

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    I want to be positive and supportive. And maybe I don't have the right frame of mind. But I'm a little worried that none of Michelle's recent endevours involve an actual paycheck.
     
  5. VALuvsMKwan

    VALuvsMKwan Wandering Goy

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    Is she asking you to support her? Pay for her university bills? Are you really Danny Kwan? ;)

    I think that it is entirely possible that many of these opportunities she has had are very much helped by the fact that she might have a little bit of a nest egg from her skating career, and doesn't have to worry so much like many of the rest of us about a periodic paycheck in order to be involved in those efforts.
     
  6. Garden Kitty

    Garden Kitty Tranquillo

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    Just think of these activities as very impressive extracurricular activities for a full time graduate student.
     
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  7. Nan

    Nan Just me

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    He's worried about getting that $20 back he loaned her for gas money last year. ;)
     
  8. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure that Michelle/her advisors have taken care of her earnings over the years.

    The assignments/opportunities that she has undertaken while completing her education will only add to her readiness/qualifications for whatever she does in the future.
    Some will "snipe" at her accomplishments, no matter what they are...sigh!
     
  9. kwanette

    kwanette Fetalized since 1998

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    Well said.
     
  10. bardtoob

    bardtoob Well-Known Member

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    Umm, didn't she tour for 10 years on COI, most of it with top billing, while most were in Jr high, high school, and college, meaning she can probably afford to take a few years off from earning a pay check to go to SCHOOL. Furthermore, I don't know if her involvement with the State Department is unpaid and/or she is not receiving some form of educational stipends or grants as part of her service.
     
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  11. Brian

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    If I had a daughter, I would want her to grow up like MK. What an amazing young lady she has become. :)
     
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  12. UMBS Go Blue

    UMBS Go Blue KWEEN 2016! YES WE KWAN!

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  13. paskatefan

    paskatefan Well-Known Member

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    Yay for the Kween! :encore:
     
  14. BmcC102

    BmcC102 Active Member

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    GOOOOOOOOO MK! The true KWEEN of figure skating. :)
     
  15. Coco

    Coco Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't be surprised if she's continuing to make appearances at corporate functions and whatnot. Maybe not motivational speaking, but meets and greets. I think she did some of this for GE at the Olympics.

    If she's doing that kind of work, it would be paid. But of course listing that publically would be not in keeping with her image.
     
  16. vada5553

    vada5553 New Member

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    I totally agree. She is an inspiration!!!
    Congratulations,Kween:encore:
     
  17. Mathman

    Mathman Active Member

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    I bet she made a pretty penny for appearing at the opening of the hotel rink in Singapore.
     
  18. RunnersHigh

    RunnersHigh Well-Known Member

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    :cheer: Kwan the Kween! :cheer:
     
  19. Civic

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    Why not? It's honest work. If companies will pay her to show up at an event and make small talk then more power to her.
     
  20. UMBS Go Blue

    UMBS Go Blue KWEEN 2016! YES WE KWAN!

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    That's what agents are for! :bribe: ;)
     
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  21. young3638

    young3638 New Member

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    Michelle never stop surprising me!!
     
  22. aftershocks

    aftershocks Well-Known Member

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    Kween Kwan: Her legendary Salome, first of five World titles (should have been more), changed the sport. As commented in the link, Lu Chen's performance was quite beautiful and competitively challenging, while Michelle's performance was breathtaking, kwanderful, beyond competitive, and the beginning of an amazing journey.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKmUW8wPB0s


    I don't know if this was previously noted, but a few years ago, the Kween was named one of the Godmothers of the then new top-of-the-line cruise ship, Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas. A huge lovely picture of MK mounted onboard the ship is the centerpoint around which pictures of the other lovely Godmothers of this ship, revolve (the others are: Keshia Knight Pulliam; Gloria Estefan; Jane Seymour; Dara Torres; and Daisy Fuentes).
     
  23. floskate

    floskate Vacant

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    It's great to see her doing so well and taking advantage of these opportunities, paid or not. She rocks. The end. :respec:
     
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  24. kwanette

    kwanette Fetalized since 1998

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    GE as in General Electric?
     
  25. Coco

    Coco Well-Known Member

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    Maybe it was GE Healthcare. I was on assignment there at the time, so I remember reading the internal articles about it. Great company, btw. Totally worthy of the Kween!

    And Civic, I agree with you, I just think her people try to avoid her being portrayed as "just another professional athlete." And really, she's not, so it's worked!
     
  26. sbmeagain

    sbmeagain Active Member

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    She reminds me of Shirley Temple! Oh my this does age me!
     
  27. Garden Kitty

    Garden Kitty Tranquillo

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  28. UGG

    UGG Well-Known Member

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    What does her getting paid have to do with anything? I am sure she has millions and could easily let her skating career be her greatest achievement. I actually find her motivation very inspiring because I am 100% sure if I had all those millions I would not have any type of motivation to further my education, as much as I would like to think I would. I think this why many find Michelle's post skating achievements very admirable.
     
  29. briancoogaert

    briancoogaert Well-Known Member

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    I love her, even if not skating !