Best-looking pair teams

Who is the best-looking pair team?

  • Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford

    Votes: 1 1.0%
  • Wenjing Sui and Cong Han

    Votes: 7 7.1%
  • Aliona Savchenko and Bruno Massot

    Votes: 11 11.2%
  • Ksenia Stolbova and Fedor Klimov

    Votes: 22 22.4%
  • Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov

    Votes: 2 2.0%
  • Alexa Scimeca-Knierim and Chris Knierim

    Votes: 6 6.1%
  • Liubov Iliushechkina and Dylan Moscovitch

    Votes: 11 11.2%
  • Other

    Votes: 38 38.8%

  • Total voters
    98

Mad for Skating

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Because it's off season and I'm bored...

I'm also going to put in the disclaimer that all the skaters are gorgeous :)
 

MsZem

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How can a poll like this not include Vanessa James and Morgan Cipres? There is no better-looking (or hotter) pair of skaters currently competing - with the added bonus of PJZ at the boards!

ESPN should put them in its next Body Issue.
 

antmanb

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Without reading any responses I too voted "other" for James/Cipres they really are the most stunning looking Pair team out there....though Stolbova/Klimov are very close second (but that's more for Stolbova than Klimov for me....which feels weird to say out loud :lol: )

Berton/Hotarek would also be a welcome addition to the poll if it is amended ;)
 

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I'd probably go with James/Cipres.

In terms of past pairs skaters, ones that I found very attractive were Natalia Mishkutionok, Mirko Muller, Ingo Steuer, Olena Bilousivska (in 1997 anyways when she was growing up into a young lady), and Radka Kovarikova.
 

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I am looking at this, not as to who is the most physically attractive, because they are all beautiful, but who do I think looks the best in terms of blending aesthetically with their partner, in terms of size, body type, similar lines, skating style, etc. So in that regard, and of those skaters listed above, I'm going with Tarasova and Morozov. They are a beautifully matched couple.

If we are only talking about pretty, I'll go with Wenjing who has blossomed into a stunning young woman, much like Xue Shen did several years ago.
 

AngieNikodinovLove

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1. James & Cipres
2. Scimeca Knierim & Knierim (loves me some Knierim guns)
3. Della Monica & Guarise
4. Stolbova & Klimov
5. Voloshozhar & Trankov
6. Yu & Zin
7. Duskova & Bidar
8. Savchenko & Massot

(with a 10 year shout out to Roman Kostamarov... call me)
 

gk_891

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Not only is Kostamarov retired, he's also not a pair skater.

I must say that while there are some very :swoon::smokin::grope::glamor: pairs, generally speaking the ice dancers strike me as the more attractive bunch. Though not Kostamarov specifically.

I definitely agree. There have been many beautiful and striking ice dancers like Moiseeva, Minenkov, Linichuk, Klimova, Usova, Zhulin, Platov, Peizerat, Navka, etc.
 

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but who do I think looks the best in terms of blending aesthetically with their partner, in terms of size, body type, similar lines, skating style, etc. So in that regard, and of those skaters listed above, I'm going with Tarasova and Morozov. They are a beautifully matched couple.
I agree! They are so lovely, and I could easily cast a vote for them, but as usual, I’m torn…

Score another round for Other.
 

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Best looking? They all are good-looking! I mean that's always the first thing you notice about figure skaters, eh -- fabulous looking people. And for most of them, that beauty is inside and out!

James/Cipres hands down, the winners :smokin:
Gordeeva/Grinkov
Savchenko/Szolkowy
Sale/Pelletier
Bereshnaya/Sikharalidze
Volosozhar/Trankov
Babilonia/Gardner
Meno/Sand
Ina/Zimmerman
Castelli/Tran
Cain/LeDuc
Scimeca/Knierim
Kayne/O'Shea
Stellato-Dudek/Bartholomay
Woetzel/Steuer
Evora/Ladwig
Hinzmann/Parchem
Kovarikova/Novotny
Totmianina/Marinin
Pang/Tong
Young Canadians: Ruest/Wolfe -- if they get a 3-twist soon they will come on strong and rival M-T/M2, S/B, and I/M

And I'm talking where both partners look good together and individually. And that's just off the top of my head re pairs that didn't make it on your list, aside from Scinierims. You are obviously focused on current top pairs teams, but how could you forget to include James/Cipres???!!!
https://www.instagram.com/p/BViPMslF-e6/?taken-by=vanessa_james_sk8&hl=en
https://www.instagram.com/p/BSyujYGl8n_/?taken-by=vanessa_james_sk8&hl=en
There are so many hot photos of them, but I'll leave it there for now. ETA: I see there's already a consensus re J/C, with a helpful link to Vanessa's Instagram. :swoon:

G&G: http://viola.bz/wp-content/uploads/...a-Sergei-Grinkov-and-their-daughter-Dasha.jpg
S/S: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/38/Aljona_Savchenko_und_Robin_Szolkowy_bei_der_Olympia-Einkleidung_Erding_2014_(Martin_Rulsch)_02.jpg
B/S and S/P: http://img.timeinc.net/time/photoessays/2010/top10_skate_rivalries/sale_pelletier.jpg
V/T:https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipe...s_Tatiana_VOLOSOZHAR_Maxim_TRANKOV_Podium.jpg
Tai/Randy: http://www.historyforsale.com/productimages/jpeg/264730.jpg absolutely stunning team
http://l7.alamy.com/zooms/0bdfd4bc4...ndy-gardner-cutler-r63061980credit-dpjk29.jpg
A more recent pic of Tai & Randy with Rohene Ward; still stunning! A hot pic of all three skaters!
http://www.skateisi.com/site/content/enews/images/060916/RandyRohenTai.jpg

Meno/Sand: http://www.ocregister.com/wp-conten...49405z.120100615115206000gbhosl6m.1.jpg?w=620

Kyoko/John: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-r2oKdtbgR...5HIo-PAk4/s1600/kyoko_johncasual_014hires.jpg

Marissa/Mervin: https://adivinesport.files.wordpress.com/2015/06/castelli-tran.jpeg
https://i.ytimg.com/vi/ezNblD5n2Zc/maxresdefault.jpg

Cain/LeDuc: http://figureskatersonline.com/cain-leduc/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/IMG_7692-1-2.jpg
http://figureskatersonline.com/cain-leduc/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/CL.jpg

Alexa/Chris: http://figureskatersonline.com/scimeca-knierim/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/CA7.jpg
K/O: https://68.media.tumblr.com/92edb7de21c0e096b0282d5051f6d640/tumblr_nkt8r2hsz61r5ashao1_500.jpg
S-D/B: http://www.teamusa.org/-/media/Team...hash=94B54BF54BA968008ED78C7CAD7AE5BFA49468A6

Mandy/Ingo: http://l7.alamy.com/zooms/c0a676e20...-germany-perform-their-pairs-short-gt06em.jpg

Amanda & Mark were featured in the 2011 ESPN body issue, yet they are not included in the available ESPN 2011 online gallery of photos from that year's body issue. The best visual I could find of Amanda & Mark from that photo shoot: http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/8WMAAOSwPc9Wv7eB/s-l1600.jpg
I wish a better shot was available. It looks like it was in black and white, and they are on the ice naked in motion together with their skates on, and spotlights strategically positioned. How they managed that shot is incredible. The photogs must be so professional! Not to mention the confidence and courage of the skaters/athletes. :)
Here's an article: http://www.inforum.com/lifestyles/3...ad-skater-ladwig-shows-lot-skin-espn-magazine
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-1GG2WpeBX...manda-evora-mark-ladwig-2010-1-15-20-54-8.jpg

Marcy/Aaron: http://www.cbc.ca/battle/content/skaters/_full/Marcy_1.png
Radka/Rene: http://i3.cn.cz/14/1124307640_kovarikova-novotny1.JPG
Tot/Mar: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_B9xSKThJy...k/pkjLgypu37A/s320/Totmianina+and+Marinin.jpg

Pang/Tong: https://stat.ameba.jp/user_images/20110205/05/shuppansport/9d/be/j/t02200297_0490066211027305254.jpg
Ruest/Wolfe: https://i.ytimg.com/vi/EqRhyIi_8VE/maxresdefault.jpg

Of course, ice dance teams are even more gorgeous, and plentiful! Immediately coming to mind are:
Tobias/Tkachenko: https://postimg.org/image/z9o4cmuq9/

Pogrebinsky/Benoit: https://2dbdd5116ffa30a49aa8-c03f07...l.cf1.rackcdn.com/4387846_1473360244.0996.jpg

And Pap/Ciz:
https://static.tumblr.com/8923046a1...mblr_static_6hmgwu1lz74s0swgc8sw4o4o0_640.jpg
http://www.iceskatingintnl.com/images/Papadakis&Cizeron P1050952.JPG

And of course: Anissina/Peizerat; Davis/White; Dubreuil/Lauzon; Virtue/Moir; Gilles/Poirier; the Duchesnays; Hubbell/Donahue; Punsalan/Swallow; Bourne/Kraatz; Weaver/Poje; Usova/Zhulin; Torvill/Dean; Mitchell/Islam; Shibutanis; Cappellini/Lanotte; Delobel/Schoenfelder; Pechalat/Bourzat; Hawayek/Baker; Rahkamo/Kokko; and Canadians Nicole Orford & Asher Hill -- such a shame that Orford/Hill were not sufficiently supported to be able to continue competing. They were fab together! https://www.instagram.com/p/BGu7cQrg9j1/?taken-by=asherkwacie Apparently Asher has a twin sister who was recently married:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BVGRclnBgJS/?taken-by=asherkwacie
 
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I'm surprised that Savchenko/Massot got *any* votes. She's an inappropriate bleach blonde with dark roots showing and doesn't do her eyebrows. Yuk!
 

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I'm surprised that Savchenko/Massot got *any* votes. She's an inappropriate bleach blonde with dark roots showing and doesn't do her eyebrows. Yuk!

Maybe some people define beauty in a way that doesn't involve nitpicking their hair and eyebrows - things that can be fixed on one trip to a salon? Who cares?
 
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Vash01

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I am not looking at the 'past' pairs because the poll seems to be for current ones. I picked Stolbova-Klimov. They both are very good looking.

If we include the past ones, Gordeeva-Grinkov and Berezhnaya-Sikharulidze were both gorgeous. Also Radka Kovarikova & Rene' Novotny were very good looking.
 

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I'm not here to yuck anyone's yum, but I'm just really surprised that people think so highly of Fedor Klimov. I mean, I'm glad he has admirers.
 

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For now we can at least enjoy Vanessa's Instagram.

I am both jealous and impressed by how fit she is.

Who isn't lol.

:duh: :rofl:

While I'm getting waylaid by previous partnerships James/Bonheur were also a gorgeous looking pair :swoon:

I always thought Vanessa and Yannick were gorgeous together. Was actually a little disappointed at first when she changed partners, but if Morgan is bringing the results then I'm not complaining.

I am looking at this, not as to who is the most physically attractive, because they are all beautiful, but who do I think looks the best in terms of blending aesthetically with their partner, in terms of size, body type, similar lines, skating style, etc. So in that regard, and of those skaters listed above, I'm going with Tarasova and Morozov. They are a beautifully matched couple.

If we are only talking about pretty, I'll go with Wenjing who has blossomed into a stunning young woman, much like Xue Shen did several years ago.

Tarasova and Morozov are such a lovely couple, and also a couple off the ice too. They look like Jane and Mr. Bingley in the Keira Knightley version of Pride and Prejudice to me.

I'm surprised that Savchenko/Massot got *any* votes. She's an inappropriate bleach blonde with dark roots showing and doesn't do her eyebrows. Yuk!

No need to get nasty about it. This is a place to rave about pretty skaters, not complain about ones you don't find attractive. Different strokes for different folks...

I'm not here to yuck anyone's yum, but I'm just really surprised that people think so highly of Fedor Klimov. I mean, I'm glad he has admirers.

To me he just has a cute smile, and he seems like a super nice guy so that kinda put him in my good graces. Although tbh the star power in the team is Ksenia.

While we're at it, has anyone posted that pic of Eric Radford in his Calvin Klein modeling shoot? I think that would sway the vote...
 

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^^ Well, we've already established that all the skaters are quite good-looking. A poll isn't really needed to say who's 'best' looking. We all know that James/Cipres and Gordeeva/Grinkov take top honors if it comes down to a vote. ;) Polls don't really matter, but they do serve as fun reflection and distraction during the off-season. :D So thanks! And of course Eric Radford has one hot bod, a huge heart, and a gentle sensitivity that is to-die-for. The beautiful, fighting spirit and heart/soul connection that Eric and Meagan exude on the ice is inspiring and incomparable.

Tarasova and Morozov are such a lovely couple, and also a couple off the ice too. They look like Jane and Mr. Bingley in the Keira Knightley version of Pride and Prejudice to me.

Aha! Good observation! Vlad's hair is very ginger, and Simon Woods' (Bingley) hair was reddish-blond for the movie & dirty blond in real life apparently, but yes, both couples have similar looks. And interestingly, Simon Woods dated Rosamund Pike (Jane) when they were students at Oxford, where btw Woods also befriended Chelsea Clinton and Mark Mezvinsky.

http://static.isu.org/media/1021/ge...g?mode=max&width=843&timestamp=20161022082024 Vlad & Evgenia
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/08/31/article-2196134-005E959400000258-99_468x544.jpg Simon Woods (Bingley) and Rosamund Pike (Jane)
http://static.cinemagia.ro/img/db/movie/01/17/94/pride-prejudice-706612l.jpg Simon as Bingley
https://i.ytimg.com/vi/Ju81e8zCgpc/maxresdefault.jpg The gorgeous Rosamund Pike
http://movies.mxdwn.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Rosamund-Pike.jpg The exquisite Rosamund Pike

Simon Woods is married to Christopher Bailey, a designer who is the chief creative officer & CEO of Burberry.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2196134/Bond-girls-ex-Simon-Woods-wed-man-.html

I always thought Vanessa and Yannick were gorgeous together. Was actually a little disappointed at first when she changed partners, but if Morgan is bringing the results then I'm not complaining.

Vanessa and Yannick (James/Bonheur) had a good run together with memorable performances, especially at the 2010 Olympics, and at the 2009 World championships in L.A. After the Olympics milestone, Yannick was ready to retire. That's why Vanessa had to find another partner. Fate had her pairing up with Cipres, her hottie soulmate (Morgan & Vanessa used to date, but now they are just friends & skating partners). The connection between them is still very palpable on the ice, no? In interviews, they have discussed their electric connection on and off the ice. Per Vanessa: "Honestly, we cannot skate if we're fighting and we're not good together..." As their partnership has matured, they've discovered ways of managing their combustible, almost too hot-to-trot dynamic. Zimmerman & crew have helped them with that task, immensely.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvHYC2aVK6M James/Bonheur 2010 Olympics fs (listen to the crowd reaction with standing ovation; so deserved, despite the egregious but apparently inevitable lowballing from judges, eh).
As Youtube posters commented, this team looked great together and they had wonderful elements; they needed improvement on throw 3-twist dismount, and it looks like Bonheur doubled or popped one of the jumps, but other than that this was a very good performance, obviously underscored.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JU18_PVljs 2009 sp at Worlds well done (they don't have the same chemistry on the ice as James/Cipres, but still a solid team who the judges refused to warm up to)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Stb_540Jjp4 2009 fp at Worlds
Yannick has a kind of elegance that Morgan lacks, but OTOH, Morgan has a raw energy & sexy mystique that's quite powerful, despite his rough edges. There's a lot more electricity & chemistry between Morgan & Vanessa, plus M&V have entered a new phase of their career through perseverance and determination.
These WTT performances, coming at the end of a long, tough season were quite remarkable:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUrbPXUenO4 J/C sp WTT
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKkVETYgTfs J/C championship fp WTT
Ted Flett interview with Vanessa & Morgan at TEB 2015: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYujUB8IxDA
:swoon: over Morgan's French accent! Note that Ted is speaking admiringly of J/C's 2015-2016 programs, which actually laid good groundwork for them ratcheting things up to an even greater level in 2016-2017. And not to alarm anyone: the Youtube poster who speaks of J/C's 'break-up,' is referring to their romantic split, not a partnership split.

Regarding Aliona, she's seriously beautiful inside & out, even without makeup!!!
https://uploadhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JU18_PVljs.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/38/Aljona_Savchenko_und_Robin_Szolkowy_bei_der_Olympia-Einkleidung_Erding_2014_(Martin_Rulsch)_02.jpg
This is not a recent picture of Aliona. She currently is just as beautiful. Robin is as always, stunningly handsome.

Innovative sp with Massot:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BLHXvAxB1o3/?taken-by=aljonasavchenko&hl=en
Aliona with her husband on their wedding day:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BJP2yEDjDUX/?taken-by=aljonasavchenko&hl=en
A nice group selfie at Euros courtesy of Savchenko's Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BPzx5dIBGpD/?taken-by=aljonasavchenko&hl=en
Drawing of Aliona by her husband, completed before their marriage:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BFhYTvaEDuU/?taken-by=aljonasavchenko&hl=en
And he definitely knows her body, my oh my:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BFd5-ElEDmB/?taken-by=aljonasavchenko&hl=en
Beautiful color-pencil drawing of Savchenko/Massot in performance (again, by her then fiance)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BE_zKnakDuv/?taken-by=aljonasavchenko&hl=en
With her pooch; Aliona isn't vain, but she is mighty glorious!
https://www.instagram.com/p/BOfc3qjBmrw/?taken-by=aljonasavchenko&hl=en
 
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