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Michelle Kwan is engaged!!

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by Lucy25, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. FSWer

    FSWer Well-Known Member

    Congratulations, to the Girl!! I wonder if there are any kids in Michelle Kwan's future?
  2. Jem X

    Jem X Who'll stop the rain

  3. orbitz

    orbitz Well-Known Member

  4. aftershocks

    aftershocks Well-Known Member

    ^^ Yes, definitely, I agree that Vera will be designing a custom made dress for Michelle, and that it will not be a poufy silhouette, but something more streamlined and suited to her style, size, and shape. :saint:
  5. barbk

    barbk Well-Known Member

    I do not understand why fashion models are encouraged to make such grim faces. Ick.

    I don't notice the models for other products doing that.
  6. Iceman

    Iceman Well-Known Member

  7. aftershocks

    aftershocks Well-Known Member

    Not that any of these factoids are completely unknown, but very impressive facts about Clay Pell:


    The following excerpt is a synopsis compiled from various news reports (quoting MK) and posted on an examiner.com site which I'm not linking because the site is an annoying ad magnet.

    In contrast to so many brides who attempt to lose weight to look fabulous in their wedding gowns, newly engaged Michelle Kwan already is focused on a healthy diet and fitness regime, following years of skating competitively. The 32-year-old is engaged to 30-year-od Clay Pell, 30, director for strategic planning on the National Security staff at the White House, revealed People magazine on September 11.

    When she was working out for six years to compete for Olympic titles, Michelle could enjoy as much as 4,000 calories daily, according to U.S. News... after trying different diet plans, such as Atkins, she has chosen a diet similar to the Zone diet, which Jennifer Aniston also follows. The Zone diet provides portion control and a healthy nutritional balance, with Michelle's daily calories divided among 40 percent carbs, 30 percent protein and 30 percent healthy fats, such as almonds. The result achieves the reduction in carbohydrates that, based on recent studies, helps more with weight loss than a diet focused on low-fat or fat-free foods...
    And even though she's no longer spending hours on the ice, Michelle hasn't put her workouts in the deep freeze. "I love sweating and exercising. If I don’t exercise, I’m not a happy camper,” Michelle recently told the Washington Post Express. She takes yoga classes five times a week at various studios and has noticed how much it has improved her flexibility and balance. "If you can lift a leg up and do a spiral on ice, it doesn’t mean you’re balanced evenly. In skating, we can favor one side,” she confessed. She also runs and plays golf.
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2012
  8. aftershocks

    aftershocks Well-Known Member

  9. BaileyCatts

    BaileyCatts Well-Known Member

    ^^ I get an error message and no pics. Is it just me? :(
  10. Anita18

    Anita18 Well-Known Member

  11. aftershocks

    aftershocks Well-Known Member

    The link I posted works for me, but there must be a problem for others re I accessed it through a search and not a direct link...

    Thanks Anita18!

    Michelle doesn't seem to be wearing a ball gown, so she must have went from work to an evening out, perhaps. :)

    The link you posted Anita18 is a gallery of photos to click through with a couple of Michelle/ Clay close-ups. The link I posted is one page of photos where you'd have to scroll down to see two pics of Michelle and Clay (not close-ups), so thanks again. In the first pic in my link, Michelle appears to be wearing a striped gray and black cape over what appears to be a black suit jacket. The second M/C pic in my link is the same second M/C pic in your link. The first M/C pic in your link is not in my link. However, my link contains a Sophie Pyle write-up of the event.

    In the second close-up from your link, I was trying to determine what color eyes Clay has (gray, hazel, green)? M/ C do look happy together. :saint:

    I see Michelle is also in a third pic in your link with Sophie Pyle (an actress and journalist/ event specialist?).
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2012
  12. azcalder

    azcalder Active Member

  13. l'etoile

    l'etoile New Member

  14. Screenie

    Screenie Active Member



    I am sorry for this awful and superficial comment...but he is the oldest-looking 30 year old I have seen. :wuzrobbed Maybe I am just being a selfish fan and can't accept that he's good enough for her. Don't mind me.

    Best wishes and happiness forever after!
  16. Sparks

    Sparks Well-Known Member

    Michelle could have any hunk she wanted. Her being with Clay is just further proof that she isn't superficial. I bet he has a rockin' brain!
  17. Frau Muller

    Frau Muller #1 Dick Button Fan

    Meh. Underwhelming. We wish her well, though.
  18. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

    Have you read anything about him?

    A young man of extraordinary accomplishment.

    He is a 2012 White House Fellow

    Michelle was a finalist for this position.
    As I understand it, they got to know one another while preparing for the interviews.
    He's the grandson of the late Sen Claibourne Pell - RI; and a member of one of the most respected families in the US.
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2012
  19. Jo Ann

    Jo Ann New Member

    I think you are probably focusing on his receeding hairline. Don't let that overwhelm you, dear. He is brilliant, grounded, accomplished and, according to Michelle, has a delightful sense of humor. The article I read quoted Michelle as saying that when they studied for the fellowship together she was laughing until she had tears in her eyes. She also said she had never believed in love at first sight until she met him. She knew he was "the one" shortly after meeting him. He obviously has a fantastic personality and wonderful qualities that caused Michelle to fall in love with him. :)
  20. centerstage01

    centerstage01 Well-Known Member

    Oh, but if they don't look like an underwear model didn't you know they aren't worth knowing? Looks are the only thing after all. :rolleyes:
    Sparks and (deleted member) like this.
  21. GoldenMichelle

    GoldenMichelle Active Member

  22. aftershocks

    aftershocks Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the link. It appears to be from 2009. Clay's hair was a bit longer.

    ITA with you guys, and also with skatesindreams and centerstagequeen. Also, I think Clay is attractive and a very accomplished young man, obviously brilliant and he possesses a sense of humor too! Michelle has dated "hunky" before. Been there done that, I'd say. The point really is when you find someone you have great synchronicity with in terms of goals and aspirations, outlook on life, superior accomplishments, kindness and love for humanity, as well as hitting it off romantically, then that is something very special. It doesn't happen for everyone. Michelle and Clay are very blessed and very lucky. But they also have made their own luck. Being able to laugh together and to be friends first should never be under-rated.

    Yes, this would look beautiful on Michelle, in white, of course! Looks like Vera is taking some inspiration from Ven of Project Runway, season 10 fame.
  23. Spartacus

    Spartacus Active Member

  24. aftershocks

    aftershocks Well-Known Member

    Getting a better look, although I do like this dress from Vera's Spring 2013 wedding collection, I think some of the fluff on the bottom would have to be tapered down for Michelle's small figure. In any case, Vera will surely be making something specially for Michelle and not exactly like any other dress in her collections.
  25. aftershocks

    aftershocks Well-Known Member

    From the article on Michelle's new job at the State Department:

    Another interesting Kwan tidbit from the article:

  26. l'etoile

    l'etoile New Member

  27. BaileyCatts

    BaileyCatts Well-Known Member

    Interesting. I just found a 2 degrees of separation to the Kween. One of the guys in my department went to school with, and apparently is still friends today, with Clay Pell. Hmmm .... now how can I get him to wrangle an invite to the wedding and take me instead of his boyfriend. :rofl:
  28. RickInSanJose

    RickInSanJose Active Member

    Perhaps abject groveling would be worth a try.
  29. maureenfarone

    maureenfarone Well-Known Member

    Good post!
  30. aftershocks

    aftershocks Well-Known Member

    ^^^ :lol: :D