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    The Best "Pretty Princesses"

    "Pretty princess" is an often used phrase on FSU, but what really makes a pretty princess in figure skating? If you could choose your own definition, which skaters would you pick as some of the sport's truly pretty princesses?

    My take on this term is someone who is beautiful, dresses in beautiful costumes, has makeup and hair look impeccable, and projects an air of confidence (note, this highly influenced growing up watching too many Disney movies, so don't be too harsh on me). Three skaters came to mind right away:

    Sasha Cohen http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouNL5ux17c4
    Kristi Yamaguchi http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbhMWtuKAts
    Sonja Henie http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZn8uU-FNSw

    I'd be interested in other's picks. I wouldn't mind even hearing funny ones.

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    Awww, Sasha's only clean free skate in competition that I can recall. Loved the energy from her, her glorious spiral and layback. Sniff.

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    Isn't a "pretty princess" supposed to be a negative term?
    For me it depicts a girl who can't perform other programs than sweet, soft and overly boring, whose main point is: "look at how pretty and delicate I am". I for one do not like this kind of skaters.

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    It can have that connotation but I don't think the OP meant it here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aussie Willy View Post
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    Funny but I never thought of any of the original skaters listed, especially Kristi, as beautiful. Cute, yes. Beautiful, no. They all fit the other criteria perfectly though.

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    Liza Nugumanova http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BA3nT5ZM20 Unbeleveable!!!! I have never seen her!!! The new Russian wonder baby!! Only 11!!!! She will be pretty princess!

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    The latest model from the Russian Pretty Princess Factory! She is amazing.
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    Kira!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by snoopyskater View Post
    Breathtaking.

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    The best Pretty Princesses are lovely. The problem starts when femaile skaters are being squeezed into the "princess" mold whether it's their style or not.
    As for the good ones; how about Kiira Korpi at Europeans 2011, with "Somewhere Over the Rainbow". It's the Pretty ( gloriously gorgeous, really) Princess going slightly jazzy, with a beautiful result.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lala View Post
    Liza Nugumanova http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BA3nT5ZM20 Unbeleveable!!!! I have never seen her!!! The new Russian wonder baby!! Only 11!!!! She will be pretty princess!
    She is amazing! Such fluidity to her skating and movements and she was so engaging to watch. Do you know if she trains as a ballet dancer also? I hope she can keep that all up, she's an incredible talent!

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    Quote Originally Posted by umronnie View Post
    Kira!!!
    Yes I agree with that. She really is gorgeous and fits in the princess model.
    When you are up to your arse in alligators it is difficult to remember you were only meant to be draining the swamp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lala View Post
    Liza Nugumanova http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BA3nT5ZM20 Unbeleveable!!!! I have never seen her!!! The new Russian wonder baby!! Only 11!!!! She will be pretty princess!
    Wow lovely. Definitely a pretty princess.
    When you are up to your arse in alligators it is difficult to remember you were only meant to be draining the swamp.

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    Jenni Vähämaa was also one. I still mourn her early retirement.
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