Women skaters have been seen as exemplars of an "All-American" femininity: slim, blond, white. That's changing.
"There’s an excitement in waking up and taking care of him."
The new generation of American Olympic figure skaters draws inspiration from living legends of the rink: Kristi Yamaguchi and Michelle Kwan.
The former Olympian had some sweet advice for the 18-year-old heading off to the Winter Games.
Yamaguchi is an accidental shade queen.
During an appearance on "Oprah: Where Are They Now?", Yamaguchi opened up about everything from her childhood to her own
Adam Glassman, creative director of O Magazine, gives a glimpse into how the Oprah's Favorite Things spread is curated.
"My skating was dictated by the music. I probably couldn't compete without it. I think a lot of times you almost go on automatic pilot once you hear that first note... your body just knows what it's supposed to do to each note."
Some athletes even take their hard won notoriety and maybe those endorsements they worked so hard to get, and they go on to start or support charities to help others better their lives.
Between the artistry, the thrill of watching fearsome athletes hurl themselves into epic jumps, and the costumes (oh, the