Yu Na Kim
Stale pastry is hollow succour to a man who is bereft of ostrich. - Sheldon Cooper, The Big Bang Theory
My vote goes to Brian Joubert.
"And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye" in The Little Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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)
Unless perhaps the poll maker is going to come back with a poll re the most drop dead gorgeous rather than merely the prettiest ...
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.
Last edited by aftershocks; 07-02-2013 at 04:21 PM.
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.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.
Last edited by lauravvv; 07-03-2013 at 12:10 AM.
^^ 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.
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.
This one is very different. It makes her look slightly Asian, but that's probably the effect the photographer was after:
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).
Carolina is a beautiful, long woman with beautiful hair and perfect skin. I voted for Mao though.
I always thought the appearance changes had more to do with business/marketing and less to do with blinding judges with their beauty.
None is truly pretty. If I have to choose one from this list, I'll choose YuNa Kim.
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.