Who is prettier?

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Who is prettier?

  1. Yu Na Kim

    72 vote(s)
    42.1%
  2. Mao Asada

    14 vote(s)
    8.2%
  3. Miki Ando

    16 vote(s)
    9.4%
  4. Carolina Kostner

    11 vote(s)
    6.4%
  5. Ashley Wagner

    18 vote(s)
    10.5%
  6. Gracie Gold

    32 vote(s)
    18.7%
  7. Kanako Murakami

    8 vote(s)
    4.7%
  1. os168

    os168 Active Member

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    Oh... but what if Michelle were wearing Fred Flintstone attire complete with his manly stubbles and manly thighs. Now would she still get a perfect 10 from the judges? Now that is the real question!
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    Danger Will Robinson! Danger! Danger!
  3. overedge

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    And Debi Thomas had plastic surgery on her nose (more than once). But the most beautiful person in the world is not going to be a successful skater if they can't skate well. So to compare skaters on the basis of their physical appearance alone - and very subjectively - just reinforces the very problematic idea that skating is all about appearances.
  4. lala

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    I don't think. Look at the women tennis players. Kournikova was the prettiest, Sharapova is also beautiful, and many articles, photos showed us their beauty. But everybody knows Serena Williams is the best..
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    My vote goes to Brian Joubert. :p:rolleyes:
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    I didn't realise Joubert is considered PRETTY!;)

    Ironlady, time to run a poll on 'who is the prettiest male skater'.:D
  7. kwanatic

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    I think Serena is a beautiful woman...not sure if you're trying to imply she's ugly or that b/c she's not a blonde "bombshell" she wouldn't be considered as pretty.

    Again, beauty is subjective. :rolleyes:
  8. lala

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    I would never say that she is ugly. That isn't my style. :) I agree with you the beauty is very subjective, and in all cultures and at different ages have different beautyideal.
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    Spikydurian, tell me please about "Anne Holm, I Am David", when the story takes place? and in wich country? I'm from Eastern Europe,but not from Russia( sorry, for the off topic)
  10. aftershocks

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    Wow, what blasphemy that Kiira is not even mentioned, much less there's not even an "Other" option to make up for such an oversight! And what about Elene Gedevanishvilli, Christina Gao, Ksenia Makarova, Vanessa James, Zijun Li, Mirai Nagasu, Alissa Czisny, et al ... You can tell that the poll maker was feeling pretty entitled or exclusionary or hung over or something when this limited list was concocted!!! FGS, Tanith Belbin is NOT on the list either?!! :duh:

    Unless perhaps the poll maker is going to come back with a poll re the most drop dead gorgeous rather than merely the prettiest ... ;)


    ETA:

    As usual, it's all in the eye of the beholder. IMHO, Kournikova is more sexy than pretty and Sharapova is merely tall and attractive, not necessarily beautiful. Serena Williams and Mae Berenice Meite have a gorgeous statuesque kind of beauty that is often coveted but not usually acknowledged or appreciated by Western culture. Their Amazonian presence some seem to find intimidating.


    Jeez, is it because of the off-season that Carolina Kostner doesn't have more votes?! Or perhaps it's that she really belongs in the drop dead gorgeous poll with Tanith, Kiira, and Alissa. And truthfully it's not fair to forget about beauties from back in the day who still have got IT, like Katarina, Dorothy, Kristi, et al. :lol:
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  11. lauravvv

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    I thought so too, until it was explained to me that it's only about the current top six ladies in the world + the returning 2011 World champion (Miki Ando). Anyway, if someone made a poll for all female skaters (including pairs skaters and ice dancers), the available twelve options surely would be insufficient.

    I think Carolina's beauty is more about her stature, grace and elegance, than about her face. But that's just my opinion. As for beauties from back in the day, don't forget also Katia (if we are speaking about all female skaters). And I almost forgot Shizuka, although I wouldn't describe her as pretty - the word "beautiful" seems more appropriate. I know that she didn't look like she does now when she competed - it's quite obvious that something has been done to her face. But her beauty is more than just her face.



    A nice idea :D. I always wonder why many of the polls are only about female skaters. If it was about single skaters, then also some skaters who have already left the competitions could be included ;).
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  12. aftershocks

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    ^^ Interesting reflections. Yes, ITA re Katia -- what she exudes from inside adds to her beauty. Some of my earlier comments were tongue-in-cheek, btw. :p

    As for Carolina, ITA re her stature, grace, and elegance, but she's also more than just attractive or pretty. Even with her overbite, Carolina IMHO is gorgeous. Sometimes supposed surface defects combine for stunning visual appeal.

    http://www.carolina-kostner.it/pictures/modelshots/carolinakostnerphotoshoot6074ss.gif

    http://www.carolina-kostner.it/pictures/modelshots/rocco8.jpg

    This one is very different. It makes her look slightly Asian, but that's probably the effect the photographer was after:
    http://www.carolina-kostner.it/pictures/modelshots/rocco1.jpg

    All of the above are from Carolina's official website multimedia photo section


    I admire women like Steffi Graf and Barbara Streisand who have embraced their looks and found no reason to change the way their noses look, even if they were pressured to think about making changes. Because in fact their noses make them unique and essentially add to their beauty. Also, of course, Steffi had/ has a rockin' gorgeous body and tennis talent, while Barbara had/ has rockin' gifted vocal cords. :) (In contrast, Jennifer Grey seemingly made a mistake changing her looks after Dirty Dancing).
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  13. aftershocks

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    Motherhood has made her glow ... :)
  14. TheIronLady

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    Carolina is a beautiful, long woman with beautiful hair and perfect skin. I voted for Mao though.
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    Interesting and beautiful pics on Caro. And I absolute agree with you on Stefi and Barbra!!!!!!
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  16. TheGirlCanSkate

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    I always thought the appearance changes had more to do with business/marketing and less to do with blinding judges with their beauty.:)
  17. Eyre

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    None is truly pretty. If I have to choose one from this list, I'll choose YuNa Kim.
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    Since "pretty" means reasonably attractive, I'd say all the skaters listed above fit that category. But if the question were who's beautiful/smoking hot gorgeous among current skaters -- Tessa Virtue and Kira top the list.:)
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    I admire this photographer's ability to reconstruct her face in such an unrecognizable manner. That could be a photo of anyone. It is so altered and applied with photographic cosmetic surgery that I'm not sure it has much bearing on a discussion about what Kostner looks like. All of these photos are beautiful though.
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    Yeah, I'd have never known that was a photo of Carolina.
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    I had no idea until I read this thread that people considered Carolina and Tessa beautiful. Carolina is cute but I wouldn't even call her pretty. Tessa is cute, too, but she always looks tired and disheveled to me even before she skates. :lol: Apart from Korpi I don't think any current skaters are beautiful. Many are very, very pretty though.
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  22. AndyWarhol

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    Seriously?

    http://www.direttaradio.it/70773/ca...-di-figura-fotogallery/carolina_kostner-foto/
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  23. lauravvv

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    :rolleyes: I am not sure what it is that you're seeing, because to me she always looks like this super-tidy and classy young lady with a perfect look from head to toe and not a hair out of place - even after she has skated, and also off the ice. And I don't remember ever seeing her looking tired. At least not in the way that other, more "ordinary" people look when they are tired :D.

    Why do people keep attaching those heavily photoshopped pictures in which Carolina also has a lot of makeup on? I personally wouldn't point to such pictures if I wanted to prove her prettiness/beauty.
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  24. berthesghost

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    Oh no you didn't!
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  26. AndyWarhol

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    i deliberately picked a "made up" picture, as most pictures we see of celebrities are heavily made up, and I wanted to show her in that same light.
  27. Eyre

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    I agree that YuNa Kim is prettier on this list. Too bad that there is no Michelle Kwan on the list. Michelle Kwan is definitely prettier than YuNa Kim.:p
  28. HVS

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    Seriously? :rolleyes:
  29. Eyre

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    Seriously. But The only thing I could nitpick on YuNa Kim is her eyes.
  30. HVS

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    Well, then you could add some more words like "in my opinion, for me ...", something like that, because FOR ME, Yuna is MUCH MORE prettier than Kwan :hat1:
  31. RickInSanJose

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    In my opinion, Michelle Kwan is the most beautiful skater of all, with Kristi Yamaguchi a close second.

    However, I appreciate women much more for their minds than for their physical beauty.

    *Hakk! Hakk! Kaff! Kaff!*
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    I think Kwan's nose is ugly.
  33. Robeye

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    I think you're being ugly.
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  34. l'etoile

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    THIS.
  35. AndyWarhol

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    I think the prettiest skater is Sasha Cohen.
  36. Nupraptor

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    Gracie smile is fake.
    Miki teeth is bad.
  37. kwanatic

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    OMG, how old are you guys? 5?

    "Her nose is ugly!" "Her teeth are ugly!" "I think she's the most prettiest pretty in the world."

    This is the most juvenile and asinine thread on this board...
  38. Nupraptor

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    Seriously? Gran! You are old.
  39. Eyre

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    Do you mean this thread is asking questions like a 5 year old?:shuffle:
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  40. kwanatic

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    Juvenile and asinine. Thank you for proving my point. ;)