"The Olympics Are Over, But Tessa Virtue Is Just Getting Started" magazine article

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Not everyone might want to dive into the cesspool of a cheer thread to find it :scream:

It also has some really interesting insights on post-Olympic life for athletes in general.
 

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Not everyone might want to dive into the cesspool of a cheer thread to find it :scream:

It also has some really interesting insights on post-Olympic life for athletes in general.
I thought it was a really interesting, honest piece.
And then out of curiosity, I went to the V&M thread cesspool to see what they're saying and I immediately regretted it. :yikes:
 

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I agree, it feels like a bunch of bad Tumblr "Hot Takes" over there.
Now you guys are just making me curious! :)

I thought it was a great article too. It's a really fascinating issue - what happens when you achieve such a monumental goal at such a young age. Creative people like actors and musicians do that too but it doesn't seem finite in the same way - you can keep on acting/making music (although there are challenges with that too) but you can't really stay an Olympic athlete for too long, although some sports offer better opportunities for longevity than others.
 

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I honestly don’t know what is so objectionable about what’s going on in the V and M thread.
Maybe some overt concern...but that’s about it.
There’s always a couple of V and M fans who take it a bit far, but I still don’t get what’s so terrible.
 

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It's a journey all skaters go through, which I think is part of what the article is saying. But obviously, it's focused on beautiful Tessa Virtue and her particular journey, with a bit of a normal p.r. mode approach. Still, it is well written. I would equate the article to features we've recently seen on other athletes who reached the pinnacle of the sport and then have had to undergo an aftermath period of trying to figure out what's next. Even athletes who don't reach the pinnacle, but who find themselves in the position of transitioning to a different phase of their lives go through a similar process. But everyone's journey is also unique. Tessa will find her way, and her legacy with Scott will be long-lasting.
 

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"In this boundary-breaking video, NIVEA captures a stunning ice performance by Virtue, entitled NO LIMITS – an original piece choreographed by Sam Chouinard to a commissioned soundtrack entitled Fearless. The choreography tells the story of Tessa's journey of strength and growth which beautifully parallels Virtue's personal transformation from Olympic Athlete to Performance Artist."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkwqg0hwZEM
Full press release, published yesterday, can be read here: https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/nivea-and-the-no-limits-campaign-takes-centre-ice-884139610.html

Tessa's Breakfast Television Toronto appearance this morning:
https://www.bttoronto.ca/videos/tessa-virtue-inspires-body-positivity-through-nolimits-campaign/
 

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"In this boundary-breaking video, NIVEA captures a stunning ice performance by Virtue, entitled NO LIMITS – an original piece choreographed by Sam Chouinard to a commissioned soundtrack entitled Fearless. The choreography tells the story of Tessa's journey of strength and growth which beautifully parallels Virtue's personal transformation from Olympic Athlete to Performance Artist."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkwqg0hwZEM
Full press release, published yesterday, can be read here: https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/nivea-and-the-no-limits-campaign-takes-centre-ice-884139610.html

Tessa's Breakfast Television Toronto appearance this morning:
https://www.bttoronto.ca/videos/tessa-virtue-inspires-body-positivity-through-nolimits-campaign/
This really is art on ice - using her body to create beautiful movement.
 

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To each their own, but FYI it’s actually body paint.


She’s supposed to be look like a peacock.
Is that the idea behind the photoshoot? It just looks like too much makeup without knowing the idea behind the photoshoot...
 

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To be honest (and nothing against Tessa), I'm not especially a fan of the outfits or the makeup from this photoshoot.
Of course... taste is individual.
What i see in Tessa's style is this:
- she is sexy (in a classy way) even when she is not trying to be, wearing her everyday clothes.
- https://ca.hellomagazine.com/images/stories/0/2017/05/09/000/463/558/gallery_1_1.jpg
- http://www.windsorstar.com/entertainment/cms/binary/6187523.jpg?size=640x420

- when she is supposed to be sexy, it is, but has "modern/edgy" elements that are not "tits and ass" message and not vulgar.
- http://relish.myraklarman.com/images/1349.jpg
- https://cdn.fashionmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/34065701_1875659492495301_8851144371114868736_n.jpg
- https://www.flare.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/INLINE_Tessa.jpg

- her "business/official" clothes, are very appropriate, but always interesting, yet not boring or vulgar.
- https://images.glaciermedia.ca/polopoly_fs/1.23519535.1543978736!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_804/virtue-and-moir.jpg
- https://www.flare.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/INLINE_01-8.jpg

- when she takes fotos in a swim suite, she looks great and sexy, but never overdone or trashy.
- https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dma73IEW0AAowd0.jpg
- https://i.pinimg.com/originals/c0/43/51/c043513f9882cb89d053c9b79a17135e.jpg
- https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-hZmSYvwqfRE/UesJSm7oysI/AAAAAAAABpg/7HGaye6eG0o/w530-h707-n-rw/4_hi.jpg

.... in other words, it's not just what she is wearing, it's how she wears, and with what body language.... All those factors in Tessa are good enough to join any Royal Family on a holiday. Girls got class.. :respec: and belongs in a Palace!
 
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As a big fan of Virtue+Moir,I must confess I am extremely disappointed by the tasteless nature of this ad. I thought Tessa was better than exposing herself to sell second-rate Canadian skin cream.

Her beauty is so pure and classy,yet her makeup and outfit here is excessively garish. Although I’m sure certain flamboyant demographics here admire this aesthetic.

Where have all the pious ice dancers gone?

-BB
 

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Brenda_Bottems - It's called body paint - a form of art. It's practically always done in intense and/or bright colors. This is actually pretty mild and modest compared to how it's often done. Also, as chantilly said, Tessa is supposed to resemble a peacock - it's not just "garish" body paint without any idea behind it. Plus, their slogan is about "feeling good in one's skin", if I remember correctly, and the particular ad is for micellar water meant for removing make-up and cleansing the skin, so showing some skin is appropriate. In my opinion, with the body paint, beautiful movement and skating this ad is much more tasteful and closer to art than most "normal" skin care product ads tend to be.

As an aside, I would agree that some of the examples we can see in that link are quite tasteless, but I am surprised by this notion which many people seem to have that bright and colorful = automatically tasteless. Another notion which I personally don't agree with is that nakedness, even shown in a non vulgar way, without actually showing much, is automatically tasteless as well.

This is even more off-topic, but, given how many people here seem to love music from Cirque du Soleil, I wonder do they even watch Cirque du Soleil itself and, if they do, how can they accept the costumes that the acrobats and dancers etc. are wearing and how can they keep their eyes from bleeding out with the wide-spread taste here :confused: 😂.


As for the "second-rate" skin cream, I have read that Tessa herself has been using Nivea since she was very young, so it's not surprising at all that she now has an advertising contract with them.
 

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Of course... taste is individual.
What i see in Tessa's style is this:
- she is sexy (in a classy way) even when she is not trying to be, wearing her everyday clothes.
- https://ca.hellomagazine.com/images/stories/0/2017/05/09/000/463/558/gallery_1_1.jpg
- http://www.windsorstar.com/entertainment/cms/binary/6187523.jpg?size=640x420

- when she is supposed to be sexy, it is, but has "modern/edgy" elements that are not "tits and ass" message and not vulgar.
- http://relish.myraklarman.com/images/1349.jpg
- https://cdn.fashionmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/34065701_1875659492495301_8851144371114868736_n.jpg
- https://www.flare.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/INLINE_Tessa.jpg
.... in other words, it's not just what she is wearing, it's how she wears, and with what body language.... All those factors in Tessa are good enough to join any Royal Family on a holiday. Girls got class.. :respec: and belongs in a Palace!
Tessa is just class act all the way, and I think class is authentic to who she is. I don't think she fully understands the objectification of women's bodies as vulgar or things to be used, then discarded, likely because she has lived in such a protective bubble all her life. And more power to her, she's a wonderful role model to young women and girls.
 

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Tessa ..... likely because she has lived in such a protective bubble all her life.
:D Have you read the SafeSport and "the dangers of being a female in Figure Sakating" issues lately?.

I agree with you, Tessa is a class act, and class acts make sure the "dirt" don't stick to them, even if there..;)
 

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Huh?
As a big fan of Virtue+Moir,I must confess I am extremely disappointed by the tasteless nature of this ad. I thought Tessa was better than exposing herself to sell second-rate Canadian skin cream.

Her beauty is so pure and classy,yet her makeup and outfit here is excessively garish. Although I’m sure certain flamboyant demographics here admire this aesthetic.

Where have all the pious ice dancers gone?

-BB
 

chantilly

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As a big fan of Virtue+Moir,I must confess I am extremely disappointed by the tasteless nature of this ad. I thought Tessa was better than exposing herself to sell second-rate Canadian skin cream.

Her beauty is so pure and classy,yet her makeup and outfit here is excessively garish. Although I’m sure certain flamboyant demographics here admire this aesthetic.

Where have all the pious ice dancers gone?

-BB
Okay okay I think I get you. Based on your name and avatar. You’re kidding right?

If so, well done.

If not, I stand by my “Huh” and insert an eye roll 🙄
 

Japanfan

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:D Have you read the SafeSport and "the dangers of being a female in Figure Sakating" issues lately?.
I don't disagree that FS can pose some dangers to girls and young women.

It might be more accurate to eliminate the word 'protective'. Skaters often do live in bubbles in that they may be shielded from what goes on IRL and larger social issues. Skaters have said so themselves. Plus their focus is of necessity narrow and intense.

Also, while growing up, Tessa had a bit of protection from coaches or others who might do her harm in having Scott by her side.
 

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As a big fan of Virtue+Moir,I must confess I am extremely disappointed by the tasteless nature of this ad. I thought Tessa was better than exposing herself to sell second-rate Canadian skin cream.
Nivea has been a major skin cream brand for a very long time. I've never thought of it as second-rate, and think that most people would agree - perhaps expecting people who prefer more expensive, 'luxury-type' brands.

And, that 'second-rate' cream is worth millions to Tessa.
 

Tinami Amori

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Skaters often do live in bubbles in that they may be shielded from what goes on IRL and larger social issues.
"Skaters live in a bubble" is a common phrase which often reflects their true environment, meaning isolated from life outside of the rink. "Live in a protective bubble" sounds more like a hint at her "socioeconomic" situation..;) But no biggie..
 

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"Live in a protective bubble" sounds more like a hint at her "socioeconomic" situation..;) But no biggie..
I hadn't been thinking of the bubble in that context. More in the sense of living with the narrow confines of the figure skating world, which most skaters have to do in order to train well and be competitive. For those that are still in school, there is really no space for anything outside of skating and studying.

But having socioeconomic status does provide a certain level of protection, you are correct. Many skaters do come from monied families. But I don't think that was particularly the case for Tessa, having just read (well, skim read) the book about her and Scott.
 

Tinami Amori

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Many skaters do come from monied families. But I don't think that was particularly the case for Tessa, having just read (well, skim read) the book about her and Scott.
Then double hurray for Tessa. she looks and behaves as a member of a Royal Family..:rockstar:
 

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