Most Handsome Men in Figure Skating

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  1. RFOS

    RFOS Well-Known Member

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    And other women too, no? A not stereotypically "girly" young woman was wondering out loud at one point why so many women were into fancy nails and such, and that she didn't think they were doing that for men, and as a man I certainly am not more attracted to women with painted nails in all kinds of designs. I don't really care for painted nails at all. That's just a slightly silly example and a small sample size, but I also see that often women tend to be as critical or more critical of other women's appearances as men. (For example, I've been pretty vocal in my distaste for the "fashion police" type threads where women's clothing and makeup and appearance are picked apart, almost exclusively by women). I find placing such importance on women's appearance to be offensive, even though I also recognize that it's a little hypocritical since I am heterosexual and am as affected by what I perceive as beautiful, especially in women, as anyone else in a basic psychological and physiological sense.

    Also, there are studies that show bias based on appearance in both sexes (for example they earn less). The first study that came up actually found the wage gap was worse for men, though the author offers some explanations as to why that might be that don't necessarily indicate that appearance is more important for men than women in that area. http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052970203687504576655331418204842
  2. Skittl1321

    Skittl1321 Well-Known Member

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    That's not totally true though. Studies show that good looking men are paid more. And I think society values good looking -people- higher.

    It's just easier for a man to not need good looks, than women- but men certainly benefit from it as well.
  3. unchat123

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    Not saying men don't benefit from being good-looking but they are, for example, judged more on their career and their income than on their pure physical looks per se. A man's charm and personality factor into his overall attractiveness much more than is the case for women, who need to be attractive AND charming, intelligent, etc. And girls are from a very young age told to value aesthetics and "prettiness" - a 5 year old girl will be told a lot more often that she is "pretty" than a 5 year old boy will be told that he is "handsome." And sure, a straight man is unlikely to comment on a woman's nails or shoes but men and women can be equally ruthless toward another woman's physical appearance, particularly when it pertains to her physical body, not the superficial styling and cosmetics.

    Anyway, back to objectifying men. :)
  4. Rex

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    And he needs to rethink those chola brows.
  5. Bue

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    I'd agree that Scott Moir is not good looking. He is actually very average and his nose is distracting. But his skating and acting skills, his funny personality and his sizzling chemistry with Tessa somehow combine to make him very attractive.

    Well said. I love it when two of my passions collide - figure skating and patriarchy bashing!

    What, you're not a fan of giraffes in tuxedos?!
  6. Xela M

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    :lol: I've also seen it described as "Taxi Collides with a Cow"

    Seriously, wtf was that costume all about?! :scream:
  7. dawnie

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    I'm surprised Morgan Cipres hasn't been mentioned yet :eek:, unless I missed it. Also didn't see Dylan Moscovitch mentioned either. He's more "hot" than handsome though...that body!
  8. skating is fun

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    Christopher Bowman (early nineties), Denis Petrov, Evgeni Platov, Steven Cousins, Ondrei Hotarek, Alexei Urmanov, Paul Duchesnay, Ilia Kulik, Gorsha Sur, Peter Tchernychev, Brian Boitano, Brian Pockar, Hongbo Zhao (saw him wearing a limegreen string under white pants once...), Daisuke Takahasi, Maurizio Margaglio, Petri Kokko, Oleg Ovsiannikov, Rudi Cerne, Peter Oppegard, Mark Mitchell, Viktor Petrenko, Eric Millot, Eric Radford, Nikita Katsalapov........

    I know that some of These guys are gay, but still eye candy ;-) Some may not have aged well, but during their respective prime time, I found them pretty hot. I think Kozuka and Rippon are cute, but not in a masculine way.
  9. all_empty

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    I mentioned Morgan in my post.

    Total chola eyebrows. He reminds me of the gangbanger girlfriends I went to school with.
  10. dawnie

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    A G-string??? :rofl:

    I agree, Hongbo Zhao is quite handsome. I remember reading in "The Second Mark" that one of the big concerns teaming Shen and Zhao up was that she wasn't pretty enough for him. Can you imagine if they never teamed up because of that? BTW, I think she turned out to be quite pretty herself and they complement each other so well.
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    He is very handsome and it's hilarious to think that someone thought she might not be pretty enough because I think of her as such a superstar. I have her on quite a bit of a pedestal in my head! :)
  12. Jeanne7

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    Oh please! This a lighthearted thread and those are such sweeping statements. I thankfully live in a culture where my body is NOT public property, and to say men are not judged by their physical attractiveness ignores how men are depicted in today's film, TV & advertising. It also ignores history in general. Just find some images from the 16/17th centuries & you'll see how men often dressed even more ornately than women - often to accentuate their -- assets.
  13. dawnie

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    It had a lot to do with her teeth, IIRC, which let's face it...was pretty bad before she got braces. I haven't read the book in a long time, but I do recall that Zhao was the golden boy of Chinese figure skating and they wanted to make sure they had the perfect partner for him. And I agree, she's a total superstar and was the stronger skater of the two, especially later in their career.
  14. unchat123

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    You've never been catcalled? Not even once in your entire life?
    Plus I was responding to an earlier poster who wondered why women are scantily clad in figure skating while men aren't.
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    Morgan Cipres and Matteo Guarise are my reward for catching the middle pack of the pair competition.

    Nikita Katsalopov is also really hot. Josh Farris among the Americans
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    Alexander Smirnov for sure!
  17. Bue

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    Very handsome, indeed. And he is aging well! Shen is pretty too, it was just that the teeth were very distracting. Their daughter will be a looker! (And maybe a great skater as well?)
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    Sergei Grinkov, Andrew Poje, John Zimmerman, Fedor Andreev, Nikita Katsalapov
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    Really? I don't think so at all!
  20. Allegra

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    Nikita Katsalapov - young but already handsome. In a few years he´ll be the hottest guy in town.
  21. Rex

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    :rofl: I knew it wasn't me...I think he let Tanith Belbin do them...she was rockin' some chola brows there for a while.
  22. all_empty

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    Platov or Naumov? I think the latter has aged better than the former.
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    Evgeni Platov was gorgeous in his prime and I had a huge thing for him back in the day. He hasn't aged well and I was shocked when I saw him recently at Worlds.

    Alex Shibutani is hot and sexy! Tall, broad shoulders and chest, fabulous posture and a wonderful personality. Can't go wrong there.
  25. hippychick

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    I think of the US pairs men, Andrew Speroff is quite handsome
  26. all_empty

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    Maybe I'm thinking some other Russian ice dancer or pairs skater turned coach. I get them all confused.
  27. scarletbloom

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    Could the Russian guy you're thinking about be Peter Tchernychev who skated with Naomi Laing for the US? He's now coaching and is still hotter than an egg frying on the pavement on a sunny, 100 + degree day in Tucson, Arizona! :smokin:
  28. Xela M

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    Yes! :EVILLE:
  29. unchat123

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    Tchernyshev looks like Francois Arnaud in the Borgias.
  30. Allegra

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    Wasn´t he backstage with Sotnikova at the Olympics? If that was him he is :smokin:
  31. Xela M

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    Me too! Which is why I always found it so bemusing (confusing) that both Grishuk and Usova claimed he hit on them and they both rejected him :confused:
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    Fedor Andreev
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    Yes, that's Peter T! :swoon: He alone turned me on to US ice dancing during his competition years.
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    Nan Song, Morgan Cipres, Peter Liebers, Nikita Katsalapov, Rockne Brubaker, Zach Donohue
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    Ooohhh Rockne...I forgot about him. He has rugged good looks and is extremely masculine.
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    Andrew Poje is super hot. Also Vaughn Chipeur of Canada and Jeffrey Buttle adorable.
  37. Moka-Ananas

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    Definitely Nikita Katsalapov. A few weeks ago I saw a dude in a bar who could have been his twin. He stood next to us for some time (it was really crowded) to get himself and his friends a few drinks and I really thought: "What the hell is Nikita Katsalapov doing in a German students' bar?!" :lol:

    I had a huge crush on (almost) the whole lost generation of talented Russian male skaters. Alexander Uspenski for example was soooo handsome.

    Peter Tchernyshev :swoon:

    Other honorable mentions: Maxim Trankov, Charlie White, Brian Joubert, Ivan Bukin
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    I uploaded a Fernandez video on my Facebook feed once, And like 50 of my gay friends went crazy
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    The 3 that come to mind for me are Evgeni Platov, Ingo Steuer, and Mirko Muller
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    Brian Joubert
    Stephan Lambiel
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