the January 28, 2003 edition of the USA
Today paper, Chevrolet
took out their ninth full page ad, which congratulated Michelle
on her accomplishment at Nationals. The picture was of Michelle
smiling on the podium wearing her Nationals gold medal. Towards
the bottom of the ad, in bold it said, "Now you have one to wear
on Sundays." Underneath that, in smaller print, it said, "Congratulations,
Michelle, on winning your seventh U.S. Figure Skating Championships."
I haven't had a chance yet to scan in the beautiful ad.
posted on the MK Forum that there is a new magazine ad for the Michelle
Kwan R.E.W.A.R.D.S scholarship program Michelle has with Chevrolet.
The ad is in the February 2003 issue of Seventeen
Magazine on the inside back cover. greenwolf later posted that the
ad is also in the February 2003 issue of Cosmogirl.
In the ad, Michelle is wearing black pants and a red tank top, doing
a spiral while holding a book. At the top of the page is "Student
athletes have to work twice as hard. Which is why we've offered some
help" on a piece of "notebook paper." greenwolf scanned
it in. Check
it out! (Thanks blondeanglskater and greenwolf!)
posted the following on the MK Forum about Michelle appearing in a
new commercial: (Thanks nanigirl01!)
just saw a new MK
commercial MK was dressed in street clothes with her hair down.
she said something very similar to "Wishing you very happy holidays
from my family to yours" she said it with very sincere emphasis
and a big smile. gorgeous as usual. at the end a voice said something
like "this Christmas wish is brought to you from the ABC sports
family." I have not seen any other athlete nor, skater in an ad
like this so far. only MK. It was a nice surprise. It was aired
today (Sat) on ABC during a college basketball game, around noon
I have not seen this
will be in Hong Kong from December 2-6, 2002 as part of her Disney
contract, to promote the Disney On Ice Jungle Book tour. On December
2, Michelle will be rehearsing for the show. She will skate on December
3 at 3:30 in the show at the Glacier
Festival Walk rink, which is in Kowloon Tong. elyn524 posted on
the MK Forum about this appearing in Hong Kong's Sun
Daily Newspaper. The paper also said that Lu Chen will be there
as well. Toly later posted a confirmation of this information on the
MK Forum, after talking with someone at the Glacier rink. (Thanks
elyn524 and Toly!)
of info on Michelle's trip to Hong Kong. There were several first
hand reports on the MK Forum of Michelle's skating (she skated to
Fields of Gold), press conference, and appearance the next day at
the American Chamber of Commerce luncheon. The post also contained
translations of articles and interviews, and links to pictures.
Check out the following pictures from her appearance at the rink
in Hong Kong, which promoted the Disney on Ice Jungle Book tour:
- Fields of Gold
- Other on ice
- Off ice picture
Michelle did an interview for CNN TalkAsia, which will air in a
few weeks. Hopefully, we can find out in advance from the show's
The piece aired later
that month. thvudragon posted a video clip, which was made by ggyyMK,
of the interview on the MK Forum. There are two links...one for
those with a fast connection and one for those with dialup. MaryJo
is hosting the clips on her site. Check
it out (scroll down on her page for the links)! (Thanks thvudragon,
ggyyMKF, and MaryJo!)
Disney had a contest to win a skating lesson with Michelle. Unfortunately,
by the time this was posted on the MK Forum, the contest had ended.
Oh well! (Thanks Shallah!)
will also be in New York the next day after her Today show appearance.
On Thursday, November 14, Michelle will be at the Times
Square Toys "R" Us store to light a spectacular 25-foot, purple
Disney Princess Holiday Tree! She will be joined by Disney Princesses
Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Belle, and Cinderella.
The event takes place
from 2pm-6pm. "Family
Fun" magazine and Flying Colors will provide all materials necessary
for each child in attendence to make their very own magic wand.
Then, at 4pm, Michelle and the Disney princesses will "bestow
gifts of kindness, caring, beauty, learning, love, believing in
dreams and graciousness upon the magnificent tree." Finally,
everyone in attendence will use their wands to light the tree.
After the lighting of
the tree, Michelle will greet guests, sign autographs and pose for
pictures. Michelle will also sign copies of her books, The
Winning Attitude! and My
Special Moments, which will be available for purchase at the
store during the event.
Toys "R" Us Times Square
is located at 1514 Broadway (at 44th St.). Those seeking more information
on the Disney Princess Holiday Tree Lighting may call the Toys "R"
Us Hotline at 646-366-8855.
Hopefully some of you
out there can attend the event...and get lots of pictures!
out the following reports and pictures from fans who attended the
Times Square Toys "R" Us tree lighting with Michelle on Thursday,
November 14, 2002. All reports are from the MK Forum. If anyone else
attended, and would like to share a report and/or pictures, please
let me know!
Reports from MKF (each
may include reports from other posters in the same thread, so be
sure the read the entire thread!):
be sure to check out liv2tell's
pictures from the event.
typed up a transcript of the Times Square Toys "R" Us tree lighting
it out! (Thanks Livia!)
promote her Toys R Us appearance on November 14, Michelle was on the
local New York FOX morning show, Good Day New York, around 8:10. Throughout
the show, they promoted that she would be on. For example, one time
they said "Michelle Kwan, the most decorated ice skater, slides
her way into the "Good Day New York" studios this morning. She's here
to help us kick off the holidays." I received this info from
tveyes.com, which, of course, only
sends part of the interviews. Here's what I was able to get from tveyes.com:
is here with a special guest.
Ernabel: She's America's
most decorated ice skater. Her power and grace has helped her
win more world championships than any other american skater please
welcome Michelle Kwan to our studio. She's in town.
MK: Hi, everybody.
Right into the holiday season. She in fact has brought her own
a replica of the one that's going to be lit this afternoon at
4:00 At Toys R Us.
And the reason you're here in New York. Tell us about today's
event. Sounds like a lot of fun.
really exciting. 2:00, Kids can come in and make their own wands
and actually I have a surprise for you.
I love surprises.
MK: We have
this very special guest and a little gift for you.
Oh, it's Belle.
see Belle and you'll see Snow White and all the princesses.
one of these magic wands, right?
Can it make Dave PSrice disappear?...
If anyone caught the
full interview, and could send me a transcript, I'd be grateful!
Also, Garden Kitty posted
the following on the MK Forum: (Thanks Garden Kitty!)
I was changing channels
on my tv this morning and saw Michelle on Good Day New York, our
local Fox station's morning news show. I missed the first part of
the interview, so if anyone else has more details please let us
know, but she said quite clearly that she'd be at Nationals (although
she added as an afterthought, "hopefully"). She looked great and
was absolutely adorable, smiling and happy through the whole interview.
She was wearing a Snow White sleeveless t-shirt and one of the Disney
Princesses (Belle, I think) was with her. The newscaster didn't
know a whole lot about skating (she asked Michelle if she was going
to be at the 2004 Olympics and Michelle pointed out those were summer
games), but the interviewer really gushed over her and said how
she and her mom only watch skating if Michelle is going to be in
it. Michelle also plugged her appearance at Toys R Us this afternoon.
It definitely got my day off to a good start to see Michelle first
out a short
article about Michelle working with Disney. Includes two pictures...one
of her recording
lines for Mulan 2, and one of her doing
a sit spin as a model for Disney animators for a skating competition
between Minnie Mouse and Daisy Duck in Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas.
For Kids: The Inside Scoop" is a new series of innovative and
interactive books for children ages 8 and up by Time
For Kids and LeapFrog.
The Inside Scoop brings the Time For Kids experience to life with
sound effects, music and challenging games that make learning about
the world around them fun and engaging. The first book in the series
is a behind-the-scenes look at movies. The next book from the series
will be about sports, and feature such sports luminaries as Tony Hawk,
Kobe Bryant, Michelle Kwan and Tiger Woods. The sports-themed book
will have sound effects, interactive games, celebrity interviews,
"Did you know?" factoids, trends, puzzles, maps and charts. These
activities are designed to encourage the development of critical thinking
skills as they test children's knowledge levels and natural instincts
to discover how things work. For more information, check out the press
wrote earlier about about
the Cigna commercial with Michelle. Well, Paul sent me a transcript
of the commercial. Check it out:
Power of Caring brought to you by CIGNA. Her beauty, grace, and
talent have earned her two coveted Olympic medals. But off the ice,
Michelle Kwan's real passion is visiting kids in need through the
Children's Miracle Network, an organization that raises funds for
Michelle: It felt so good to make a difference in their lives,
to make them happy, to see them smile.
Narrator: For more on the Power of Caring, log onto www.cnnsi.com/caring.
Paul also wrote that
he was able to tape the commercial because he noticed that CIGNA
commericals are shown between 20 and 25 minutes after the hour and
50 and 55 minutes after the hour on the CNN Headline News channel.
ad with Michelle! In the September 16, 2002 issue of People
magazine, Michelle is featured in a Cigna ad on page 41. The ad
is part of Cigna's public awareness campaign called The Power of
Caring. According to Cigna's
website, the program of editorials, which runs in Time, People,
Fortune and Sports Illustrated magazines, features extraordinary
people who have dedicated themselves to helping others through significant
involvement in charitable causes. Their dedication, generosity and
prominence leads the way for the rest of us to get involved, because
together, we can really make a difference for others who need our
help. The ad with Michelle concentrates on her work with the Childrens
Miracle Network. This ad also appeared in the September 16,
2002 issue of Time
Illustrated magazines! dec5
scanned in the ad. Check out the picture
of Michelle in the ad and the ADD
LINK full ad. (Thanks dec5!)
posted the following on the MK Forum that Cigna had a TV commercial
with Michelle on CNN:
Hey, just saw
a Cigna commercial on CNN. It features Michelle, lists some of her
accomplisments, but the point of the commercial is to show Michelle
giving her time to underpriviledged children. It is a very nice
spot and very flattering to Michelle--she talks about how great
it is to help other people. Today is the first time I have seen
it--and they have already shown it twice this morning so watch for
it. And by the way, Michelle looks great!!! .
Aria later posted more
information on the commercial in the thread, as seen below: (Thanks
Rich4Kwan and Aria!)
I saw it during
CNN's Crossfire around 4:40pm PT. To add... And again just now at
5:38pm PT during Connie Chung's show!
Order of Commercial:
1. Starts out with Michelle spinning in her original FOG outfit
(the blue one she wore for the Skating Tribute a year ago).
2. Shows clips of her skating in various other dresses. (When I
see it a third time, I'll try to post them here. I do remember it
showed the one she wore in that picture with Frank at a 2001 Worlds
3. Then, it discusses CMN (Children's Miracle Network), showing
some clips of children in the hospital.
4. Shows clips of Michelle skating with children, like the picture
in the Cigna ad in People.
I'm not sure I'm remembering everything. I'll try to flesh my post
out more with more viewings.
IIRC, I don't think the pictures from the LA Times article are the
same as this Cigna TV commercial. Maybe the LA Times pictures are
from another upcoming commercial.
Several others have seen
the ad (I haven't yet!) and it seems to be shown at 40 minutes past
the hour each time. Maybe that's just when people are catching it,
but it could be a help for others to see it as well!
Check out the Michelle
Kwan section on Cigna's Power of Caring site, where you can
watch a clip of the TV commerical.
September 17, 2002 edition of the LA Times had a great article about
Michelle titled, Good
as Gold. There is a lot of interesting information in the article.
It says that Michelle has only recently started training again last
week at L.A.-area rinks. She will decide " in the next week or
two" if she will compete at Nationals and Worlds this season.
The article says, "She hasn't hired a coach, although she has
said she would if she continued competing. She has been busy with
her Disney duties and with deciding whether her best chance for fulfillment
lies on film or on the ice, chasing the one honor that has eluded
As part of her three
year deal with Disney, Michelle
recently recorded a voice over in a Hollywood recording studio for
2," a direct-to-video release scheduled for 2004. Michelle has
three lines, plus a "wail." The following are quotes from
the article about the voice-over:
"You're going to
do it a million times," Jamie Thomason, head of casting for Disney
TV and animation says soothingly. "We do it with everybody."
[Michelle] takes a deep breath, then utters Line 506. "We just got
in some excellent ginger," says Kwan, the voice of a shopkeeper
named Michelle. Try it again, she's told. Faster. Slower. Perky.
She does. Finally, there are several versions editors can choose
from when the scene is assembled.
It's on to Line 509. "How about some fresh ginseng?" she asks brightly.
Again, please. Whispered. Louder. Enticing.
Another series of takes, then an "in" joke conceived to elicit laughs
from kids because it sounds funny and guffaws from those who know
skating lingo. "We have a special today," she says, leaning forward
and mugging for a nonexistent camera. "Fresh salchow. Yum, yum."
She's a hit. As a reward, she gets to do another line, the comically
drawn-out wail of someone who nearly falls but pulls off a Kwan-like,
graceful landing. She's finished in about 35 minutes.
"Hey, you're good at this," Thomason says. Kwan is relieved. "Can
you imagine doing 100 pages?" she asks
The article says that
her contract with Disney as their "global spokeswoman"
is the the company's "most extensive deal with an athlete.
It eclipses a five-year deal Disney made with golfer Tiger Woods
a year ago, because his is for broadcast work only. Hers extends
to parks, radio, theatrical, video and voice-overs." It also
sheds more light on the contract, writing that "Kwan's Disney
deal, estimated at $1 million a year, provides for appearances at
Disney theme parks in China and Hong Kong, on Disney Channel programs
and possibly ABC sitcoms, and doing voices in "Mulan" sequels."
Also, during a day off from the tour, she spent a morning in Pasadena
filming scenes that will be references for animation drawings of
a figure skating competition between Minnie Mouse and Daisy Duck
in the movie "Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas."
Mike Mendenhall, president
of marketing and synergy for Walt Disney Studios, says of her potential,
"The sky's the limit. To us, she's a great role model for kids and
teens. She truly has the right attitude, the right ethics, the right
personality. She's contemporary. She's relevant." He also said,
"Here's a woman who's so well-rounded and is diverse. We never really
even considered that. You just look at the type of person she is,
the qualities she brings within her personality, her leadership,
focus, commitment. Staying with something, staying committed to
something. 'Don't let minor disappointments along the way keep you
from your dreams, kids. Follow your dream.' It's about passion,
and for me that's so much more."
Other good news from
the article is that Chevrolet
extended its endorsement deal with her after the Olympics. Dianne
Harper, a promotional manager for Chevrolet, said "To be honest,
we got a lot of questions after the Olympics. Like, 'She didn't
win the gold medal, so ... ' And I was, like, 'Yeah, and your point?'
It doesn't matter. It's who she is, and her value to us doesn't
decrease because she doesn't have a gold medal. The original reasons
we liked Michelle hold up today."
I could keep quoting,
but if I keep going, I'll just be posting the whole article! It's
definitely worth checking out. It also contains the following 4
posted on the MK Forum that there is a new Chevrolet
ad in the October 2002 issue of Teen
People. Check out what she posted on the forum:
Today I got the
newest issue of Teen People in the mail (October 2002 - Eminem cover).
While flipping through the magazine, I was very surprised to find
a new Chevy ad with Michelle! I'm not very good at descriptions,
but I'll try, lol. It's a picture of a group of college-aged girls
and Michelle all sitting together in a bedroom, on bunk beds and
on the floor. Michelle is sitting in the middle, holding a book
and smiling. She's wearing a black tank top. The bottom of the ad
displays the names of the winners of the Chevy Rewards Scholarship
Program. It's on page 147 of the magazine, and Michelle looks very
This ad is also in the
October 2002 issue of YM,
magazines. pookybear19 wrote on the MK Forum that the lettering
in the white box says: "They've succeeded in academics, athletics
and winning up to $5000 in scholarships. Their next big challenge?
Sharing a bathroom." amethystbatgirl
also posted a digital
picture of the ad, and pookybear19 scanned
in the ad. (Thanks amethystbatgirl and pookybear19!)
will be at ABC's Primetime Preview Weekend at Disney's California
Adventure, which takes place on August 24 and 25, 2002. You can see
Michelle's name on the list
of attendees. The LA Daily News article, ABC
stars going Disney, says that Disney is "trying some corporate
synergy by sending the stars of its new prime-time shows to Disney's
California Adventure in Anaheim for a two-day fanfest this month."
Also from the article:
"ABC Primetime Preview
Weekend" on Aug. 24 and 25 will feature the likes of Dylan McDermott
("The Practice"), Drew Carey and "NYPD Blue" star Dennis Franz.
Cast members from the network's new fall shows will also be on hand.
Popular ice skater Michelle Kwan will also appear as part of her
affiliation with ABC Sports as will "Monday Night Football" announcers
Al Michaels and Melissa Stark. "What better way to excite viewers
and the public and inform the media about our new season than to
allow them unparalleled access to the stars and talent from our
new and returning series," said ABC Entertainment President Susan
Lyne. "These two days are going to be a lot of fun and should generate
tremendous buzz for ABC." Events during the two-day event include
a Q&A showcase, a daily parade of stars, sneak previews of new show
pilots, stand-up comedy from Lopez, live music from Belushi and
his band and two live performances of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?"
For more information,
check out ABC's
info on Michelle's
appearance at the ABC
Primetime Preview Weekend at Disney's California Adventure on
August 24, 2002. Thanks to Grace and Anna, I was able to listen
to the Q&A over Anna's cell phone! I
took a couple of notes, though I obviously missed some things (like
when the very pro-Michelle crowd at the event screamed for her often!)
She was introduced by saying "if you live here, you certainly know
her" and called her a "living legend." It was hard to hear all the
other things he was saying because, like I said, lots of screaming!
When she spoke, she
was asked what she's been doing, if she goes on the ice everyday.
She said she's just taking some time. Around the end of the August
or in September she'll go back on the ice. But she said she's been
working on getting programs for this season together. She said she's
been doing some things for Disney, which "has been fun."
She also said she wanted to continue at UCLA. The host asked how
the hometown support has been, and she said it's been "amazing."
Later, when people asked questions, the first question (asked by
a member of the MK Forum!) to Michelle asked about a coach. She
said she is definitely going to look for a new coach. She said she
doesn't know where to start looking, though. That it's hard because
she was with her former coach for 10 years, and it's hard to "find
that bond." She said she loves California, and doesn't want to move,
but she knows that she may have to move to find a coach. At one
point, she said something about doing programs not only for this
season, but when she will need programs next year as well. I was
happy when I heard that, that she was even thinking about next
Another question asked
was how many trophies she has. She said she doesn't know, that her
mom and dad keep them all at their house. She said her parents keep
everything, newspaper clippings (she said they even laminate them),
videos, things like that. I thought that was so cute. :) Anyway,
the host asked if it's a room full of medals, and she kind of sheepishly
answered "yea..." It was cute.
Another person asked
if she's going to have any TV Specials this year, like she's had
in the past. She said not right now, nothing is planned. She said
she loves doing them, though, like her Mulan special. She said "it's
always fun" and that it's different because you can show "personality."
She said in shows her "friends skate," and there's "variety."
During one of these
questions (I think the one about the trophies?), the woman said
that her son wanted to know if Michelle could do one of the rides
with her. Lots of laughter. I don't think she ever answered him,
though! At another point, Michelle said something about the tour,
skating to Fields of Gold, and lots of screams.
Check out my post
on the event from the MK Forum. Those that were there gave more
detail in the post as well. For example, here's the part I missed
about Fields of Gold, as posted by kjesse:
She was also very
expressive about SLC and skating in the exhibition. She said "obviously
I didn't sleep the night before" and her eyes were swollen and she
was "so full of emotion" and she was really crying. She said she
cried again when she was in SLC recently for COI.
Before the event, Michelle
was on the other side of the "lake" and arrived by boat. Also, later
in the day, there was a "Parade of Stars." According to
kjesse, she was in about the 8th car, riding with Snow White, after
the Drew Carey show stars and the Monday night Football crew. Someone
brought up that maybe shows like Entertainment Tonight will show
footage from the event on Monday?
pictures from both the Q&A and parade. Corbon
also sent me his videos of Michelle
at the event. They are all MPG files. Check them out: (Thanks
Also, California Adventures
broke attendance records this past weekend because of the event!
For more information, check out the press
10 winners of the second annual Chevrolet/Michelle
Kwan R.E.WA.R.D.S Scholarship Program were recently announced. The
and assists outstanding college-bound female athletes from across
the country. Of the 10,000 graduating seniors who applied, 10 were
selected based on outstanding performance in the following categories:
academics, athletics, leadership, participation in school/community
activities, financial need and personal essay. Each winner receives
$2,000 for the first year of college, and $1,000 each for the next
three years, as long as the recipient meets renewal criteria. These
10 young women met Michelle in Long Beach, CA., on July 11 at the
Champions On Ice show. The following day, award recipients attended
a formal awards presentation and dinner with Michelle in Santa Monica,
posted the following on the MK Forum: (Thanks XPEG!)
Richmond VA Girl
to Meet Michelle
My local paper had a blurb about a local high school student, Jennifer
Serpe, who won a $5000 college scholarship as part of the Chev Michelle
Kwan REWARDS Scholarship Program. Serpe and nine other winners were
chosen from more than 10,000 entries. She will meet Michelle when
the winners are honored in a ceremony July 12 in Long Beach. I hope
the newspaper has a picture and maybe a story about it. The paragraph
didn't say what sport Serpe participates in or why she was selected.
fun info that I just found on the
Campbell's Soup commercial that Michelle did in 1998 with Tara
Lipinski and Nicole Bobek. If you remember, the heat of the soup melted
the ice rink where Michelle, Tara, and Nicole were standing. For the
filming of the commercial, the skaters were in the middle of a rink,
but they actually stood on a green floor that was on the ice. Later,
the water was computer generated, replacing the green floor. Watch
mpeg clip of the commercial. Check out AFCG's
website, the company that created the special effects in the commercial,
for more info.
of Joy posted the following on May 13, 2002 the MK Forum: (Thanks
Angel of Joy!)
Yesterday, on my
way to church, I happened to catch a glimpse of a billboard, advertising
for Children's Miracle Network ("Buy a Balloon and Help a Kid"),
that had a picture of Michelle on it. She was wearing a black shirt.
Her hair was down...it looked like the picture was taken prior to
her most recent haircut because her hair was longer than it is now,
and I didn't notice the lighter, caramel-gold highlights, either.
Under her picture, it simply said: "Michelle Kwan: Champion Figure
Skater." To say the least, it was a very nice surprise and made
my excruciatingly long drive much more pleasant
Hopefully, these billboards
will be going up all over the country, and you (and I!) can catch
is involved in another charity. You can bid on ebay for a T-shirt
designed, and signed, by Michelle. The shirt has an American theme.
The front of the shirt (see picture)
says "Born in the USA" in red, blue, and gold, with a gold
star. The back of the shirt (see picture)
has an American flag, bordered in gold, with Michelle's autograph
under the flag. The auction is part of the Snuggle
Celebrity Soft-T's Auction. Snuggle is tapping into the softer
side of celebrities, and asking them to decorate T-shirts that will
be auctioned off on eBay,
with all proceeds benefiting the Make-A-Wish
Foundation. The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children
with life-threatening illnesses.
The auction ran from
May 5 through May 15, 2002. Michelle's T-shirt went for $4,850...by
far the highest bid for any of the celebrity designed T-shirts!
The second highest, Rosie O'Donnell's T-shirt, went for $1,225.
Also, the US Figure Skating
team had two T-shirts up for auction. These T-shirt weren't a designed
T, but a USA shirt signed by several skaters, including Michelle,
Sarah Hughes, Timothy Goebel, Sasha Cohen, Michael Weiss. The first
USFSA T-shirt (see picture)
auction also ran from May 5 through May 15, 2002. The shirt went
for $203.50. The
second USFSA T-shirt
was up for auction from May 12 to May 22, and went for $255. Check
out the full
gallery of all of the designed T-shirts.
posted on the MK Forum that Michelle was on Radio
Disney. Michelle was doing some sort of station promotion for
Radio Disney (I guess it's the beginning of her new Disney
contract kicking in?) Michelle4ever wrote that she heard Michelle
say, "Hi, This is Michelle Kwan. --something ice skating disney (sorry
can't remember)--This is Radio Disney." (Thanks Michelle4ever!)
was in Disney World on Friday, April 5, 2002 with Timothy Goebel.
They rode in a motorcade, and also both put their hands, skates, and
signatures into cement. renaem131 posted on the MK Forum:
I just got home
from a trip to Disney World with high school kids that I teach.
Yesterday (Friday), I was standing at the Indiana Jones stand in
MGM buying a t-shirt when I heard the announcement that Michelle
and Timothy Goebel would soon be passing by in the motorcade in
five minutes. I about freaked. I finished paying for my items and
the check-out person showed me where to go to see her. I went to
the central place near Mickey's sorceror hat and got a spot in the
front of the crowd. I saw Michelle pass by in a car with Timmy and
of course Mickey. She was in a white old fashioned car or carriage
(I was so busy looking at her that I didn't notice anything else).
In the center stage she was introduced and interviewed as was Timmy.
She was announced as a two-time Olympic medalist, four-time World
champion, and six time National chamption. When asked about her
future plans she mentioned that she would still be skating but was
going back to school. Of course I took lots of pictures!!!! Timmy
was interviewed too and said something about how honored he was
to be an Olympian--I don't remember his exact comments. She and
Timmy put the impressions of their skate blades in cement and signed
it. I can't wait to see it as I couldn't get close enough to view
Then I had to leave to meet a group of students and turned back
for one last look as I was by the front gate. I saw her car coming
down the street and found a completely open place by some Disney
employees and characters. I stood there right by the rope and was
fully expecting to be asked to go somewhere else but that didn't
happen. Michelle came right by!!! I was less than 10 feet from her
. . . . and took even more pictures. She looked gorgeous. She was
wearing a burgundy tank top. Timmy was cute too but I don't remember
what he was wearing--I think a t-shirt. I'm assuming that they were
in town for the Orlando performance of COI.
I still can't believe it. I almost didn't stay in that park and
was supposed to go to the Magic Kingdom earlier but got into the
Rock 'n Roller coaster and ended up being there longer (for all
you grammar freaks of which I am one . . . .please excuse my run-on
sentence, I am still very exhilarated!) I heard Disney people saying
that they were going to shut down some rides so that she and Timmy
could go on them.
Also, Nicalash wrote
in another post on the MK Forum the following:
Michelle & Tim at
DisneyWorld Showed briefly yesterday on Seattle King 5 news at 6.
They were with Mickey at the parade meeting adoring fans on a special
booth/reception. Later both imprinted their skates and a palm print
on a cement block. Hope some of MK fans saw that too... I got it
taped, only about 20 seconds long but I don't know how to convert
it into pix and scan it to share with all of you... sorry. She was
wearing a red tank top with black pants.(Red and black is her fav
colors, remember?) I think she has a little gold pin on her top
too; she had her hair down and she looked stunning, as always. Tim
was in a white shirt, looking very happy to share the magical moment
with his good friend, Michelle.
I haven't seen any pictures
or articles about this online yet. Hopefully something pops up.
If not, hopefully renaem131's pictures will be posted later. (Thanks
renaem131 and Nicalash!)
on Michelle appearing at Disney World on April 5, which I wrote
about earlier. AOL posted a picture of Michelle putting her hands
and skates into the cement. Check
it out! Along with the picture, it said:
Carrying on a Hollywood
tradition, U.S. figure skater Michelle Kwan puts her hands -- and
ice skates -- in cement at the Disney-MGM Studios at Walt Disney
World in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, April 5, 2002. Kwan is in Central
Florida to perform in the "Champions of Ice" tour in downtown Orlando,
and visited Walt Disney World during the yearlong "100 Years of
Also, renaem131 (Renae)
has her pictures from the event up! She's letting me put some of
the pictures on my site, but for now, you can see them on her site:
Pictures page 1 and Pictures
page 2. renaem131 also wanted to add something to the report
she wrote earlier: "When the announcer introduced Michelle
and Timmy, he said that he had never seen so many disposable cameras
fly off the shelves so quickly!!" LOL, I can imagine!
the March 28, 2002 edition of the USA
Today paper, Chevrolet
took out their eighth full page ad, which congratulated Michelle on
her accomplishment at Worlds. The picture was of Michelle holding
her flowers and an American flag, wearing her Worlds silver medal.
Towards the bottom of the ad, in bold it said, "You're right. It's
not every day you become the most decorated US skater in World Championship
history. Actually, it was Saturday." Underneath that, in smaller print,
it said, "Congratulations, Michelle, on winning your seventh medal
in the Worlds Figure Skating Championships, a record total for a US
skater. As always, when the country depends on you, you deliver."
I scanned in the beautiful ad. Check
posted earlier about writing to companies that
Michelle endorses to let them know how much you appreciate them working
with Michelle. A lot of people have been telling me they are receiving
positive feedback from the companies. For example, one e-mail from
Chevrolet said "We appreciate
your interest in Chevrolet and our use of Michelle Kwan in our commercials
and ad campaigns. We are very proud of Michelle and her accomplishments.
Rest assured that she remains a winner and a champion with us and
you will be seeing more of her in our ads in the future."
If you want to continue
writing, check out this
thread from MKF which lists e-mail links to not only companies
Michelle works with, but TV and magazines which have had Michelle
features. You can e-mail Dateline and the Tonight show, and tell
them how much you loved their interviews with Michelle. And, don't
forget to e-mail Disney through their
site to thank them for their new deal with Michelle!
has a new endorsement deal! Michelle had a deal with Walt
Disney Network Television to produce skating specials, and with
Disney's Buena Vista Publishing
to publish her books. Well, now, Michelle is a full time spokeswoman
for The Walt Disney company!
The Walt Disney Co. announced
on Tuesday, March 5, that Michelle will be a spokeswoman and celebrity
representative for the company. This is the second recent deal between
the Walt Disney Company and a high profile athlete --Tiger Woods
signed with Disney in June, though Michelle's agreement and duties
are said to be far broader than those performed by Tiger. Financial
terms of the 3 year agreement between Michelle and Disney were not
Michelle will be a representative
for a number of Disney products and services, including its theme
parks, restaurants, cruise lines and hotels, as well as movies,
television and radio. She will work with divisions throughout Disney.
Among her activities at Disney, Michelle will make personal as well
as radio and television appearances, host public service announcements
and serve as a presenter at Disney awards programs. She will be
featured in marketing and promotional activities for Disney's theme
parks, restaurants, cruise line, hotels, publishing activities,
consumer products, motion pictures, television and radio activities
and retail stores.
Disney spokesman Ken
Green said the decision to sign Michelle was made before the Olympics,
and was based on Michelle's previous relationship with the company.
"We were planning this with (Kwan) regardless," Green said. "She's
an icon ... She's got the charisma, the pizzazz, the enthusiasm
and the international appeal we love. We saw her as the ideal celebrity
spokesperson for us irrespective of how she would have performed
in the Olympics this time."
Michael Mendenhall, president
of Walt Disney Studios Marketing and Synergy, said, "Michelle Kwan
is the perfect person to represent our theme parks, sports, publishing,
broadcasting and consumer products around the world. She has a huge
worldwide appeal and is a role model for children and adults. Michelle
exemplifies beauty, wholesomeness, grace and charm in addition to
her athletic talent. These wonderful qualities and her outstanding
sense of sportsmanship were especially evident at last month's Olympics.
"We know a champion isn't
made by the medals, rewards and plaques but by the sense of character
that Michelle truly has. She is clearly a role model for kids, young
adults and parents alike.
"Our consumers and
guests will enjoy seeing this immensely popular young skater in
person and on television at various Disney events. These will range
from the opening of new facilities to charitable events, ice skating
events, guest appearances on original programming and at our ESPN
Zone events, and at product promotions."
Michelle said, "I've
been a fan of Disney my whole life, so now to become part of the
Disney family is incredible. I am delighted and truly honored to
serve as a spokesperson for the company."
For more information,
check out the following articles:
Michelle by letting the companies she endorses know how you feel about
their products because Michelle endorses them! Let Chevrolet
know you loved the TV ad with Michelle, and would love to see more
Michelle commercials in the future...tell Yoplait
you enjoy their product, and love seeing Michelle advertise for them
and appear on their boxes...etc.
You can contact Chevrolet
website, or e-mail them at email@example.com.
Others have already received responses from the company. Let Chevy
know how much you appreciate them working with Michelle!
You can contact Yoplait
Funds is still airing their ads with Michelle. You can e-mail
them through their
Also, don't forget Michelle's
Disney contract, as well as
their Buena Vista Publishing company, which publishes her books.
You can e-mail Disney through their
the Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2002 edition of USA Today, they had this
ad of Michelle
with the zamboni that was in several magazines late last year for
Chevrolet. It was on the back
page of the newspaper's special Olympics section. This same ad appeared
several more times in the paper during the Olympics.
posted on the MK Forum that a quicktime video of a Chevrolet
commercial with Michelle is online. The clip is almost 6MB. It's so
it out. You can also see a screen
capture from the final part of the ad, where Michelle is wearing
her Dante's Prayer costume. Earlier in the ad, she is wearing a black
practice costume. (Thanks smileyllama!)
Chevrolet commercial that I will be shown on TV during the
Olympics according the the press release Chevrolet
Launches Three New Divisional TV Spots For 2002 Salt Lake Olympic
Winter Games. The commercial was first shown during the opening
ceremonies, and was shown throughout the games.
can win a StarSkater Barbie! For
more information, go to iskater.com's entry
form. Guess what? I was one of the winners!
had another one of their full page ads for Michelle in the January
21, 2002 edition of USA Today. This is the 6th one, and congratulates
Michelle on her Nationals win. I've scanned it. Check
Sunday's (January 13, 2002) coupon insert in the local newspapers
contained coupons for Yoplait, with the same Michelle ad that has
been in the magazines lately.
more Barbie information. Shallah posted on the MK Forum a video clip
of Michelle during the CMN clinic where the dolls were unveiled. Watch
the clip in real
video or windows
media format. Later in the post, NicoleM transcribed what is said
in the short clip:
A lucky bunch of
California kids were first to play with the New Star Skater Barbie
doll this week, and who better to introduce the new Barbie than
Star Skater Michelle Kwan? For over 40 years, Barbie has adapted
to the style and look of the moment, and Star Skater Barbie comes
with the multicultural faces of American kids, Asian, Caucasian,
and African-American. Star Skater Barbie costs $15 and comes with
skates, a water bottle, and one gold medal.
Also, Angel e-mailed
me about Barbie.com
updating their site with Michelle stuff. Go to Meet
Michelle Kwan to read or listen to her answers to fans questions.
The page also contains pictures (a different one with each question),
and small flash video of Michelle doing several skating moves, such
as a sit spin, scratch spin, and split jump. The site also has a
page for Nationals
coverage, which contains several pictures from the event.
NicoleM, and Angel!)
posted on the MK Forum that she saw the Barbie Skater TV commercial
with Michelle in late January 2002.They show her doing jumps and
spins, and then a little girl asks Michelle to sign her Barbie.
Michelle says "sure anything for a fan." Beth spotted the ad on
FOX's daytime kids broadcasting. Others have spotted it on the Cartoon
Network as well. So the best chance to catch the commericial is
to watch kids programming.
the company that Michelle does commercials for, was named the Best
Mutual Fund Ad Campaign for 2001. For more information, read the press
posted on the MK Forum that there is a Yoplait
ad with Michelle in the January 2002 issue of InStyle.
wunderberewrote the following (Thanks wunderbere):
I don't know if
anyone has posted this or not, but there's a Yoplait ad with Michelle
in it in the current InStyle Mag (the one with Penelope Cruz on
the cover). Michelle is advertising the Yoplait Expresse snack.
She's wearing a pink costume with sequins and is tying her skates.
She is holding one of the snacks sort of between her teeth. It's
cute. I hadn't seen the ad before, and it was a pleasant surprise
to see Michelle smling back at me from the pages of the magazine.
scanned in the Yoplait Exprésse
it out! (Thanks Dave!)
info on the Yolpait ad. In addition to being in the Instyle magazine,
it is also in Self and Cosmopolitan magazines. Moonkitty posted
the following on the MK Forum about the ad in Cosmopolitan
(Thanks Moonkitty, Jojocat, and CaraMora!):
She is on pg 97,
advertising Yoplait Expresses yogurt. She is wearing a dark pink
practice outfit with red, blue and yellow beads on the top and she's
sitting down lacing up her skates with the yogurt package in her
mouth. Her hair is in a cute ponytail.
posted on MKF that the ad is in the January 2002 issue of Self
magazine. She said in the ad, Michelle "has a twinkle in her
eye and looks a little mischievous!"
CaraMora later posted
more on the forum about the ads:
It is really cute
and at the bottom it says " Ask World Champion Michelle Kwan how
she likes her yogurt and you'll hear spoon-free. when you need a
snack that goes everywhere, there's Yoplait Expresse. Now, Expresse
will donate $2.00 to the United States Olympic committee (up to
$100,000) for every coupon that you send in. Look for the Michelle
Kwan box for details." That means Michelle is going to be on in-store
packaging again I can't wait, more stuff for me to collect.
Yoplait packages with Michelle
are now in stores! barang posted the following on the MK Forum
(Thanks barang and Tandy!):
saw the yoplait
package today. i went to savemart this morning and right away went
to "yogart section" and was looking for the new yoplait product.
on the front side of the box, she was in sheherezade costume doing
spiral and on the back, she was wearing sort of like an official
jacket for 2002 olympic holding the yoplait bar.
Tandy later posted in
I saw it in the
store tonight and had to get a package. I actually think it is her
Black Swan costume from Skate America last year but colored red.
It has the same gold trim on the neck. I remember after Nagano the
USOC had an ad of her in her Rach
costume but they colored it blue so it looks like Yoplait did the
same thing here. The box says "Michelle Kwan and you can support
Olympic hopefuls." It also mentions something about helping them
bring home the gold, so go buy your Yoplait Expresse and help Michelle
do just that!
I've scanned in the front
and back of the package:
posted on the MK Forum that on Good Morning America on Thursday, December
20, 2001, they showed a segment about the Chevrolet
sports car that follows the Olympic torch relay. The car is autographed
by all the celebrities that carry the torch. It also has this
picture of Michelle on the car! Diane later posted that there
is a big picture of Michelle on each car door. (Thanks IceRose2002
was an ad for the Hallmark snow globes in the December 14-16, 2001
editions of both the USA
Weekend and Parade
magazines are in the Sunday local papers. The ad has a picture of
Kristi Yamaguchi, and a large picture of her snow globe. Next to the
picture of Kristi, it says "We captured this moment. And added
a snowstorm." That actually doesn't make too much sense since
the photo of Kristi and her pose in the snowglobe are not the same
(neither is the costume), but I get the idea, LOL. Then, in the lower
right hand corner, is a small picture of the other three snow globes
(including Michelle's). Next to these pictures, it says "Collect
all four limited-edition Olympic figure skater snow globes featuring
Tara Lipinski, Michelle Kwan, Kristi Yamaguchi, and Peggy Fleming
spinning to music." The ad also includes price info. It says
to visit Hallmark.com, but I don't see anything on their site about
I forgot to mention when
I bought my snow globe of Michelle (the day they went on sale, December
10.) The display with all the snow globes was right in the front
of the store, as soon as you walked in the door. It was exciting,
LOL. I like the box as well (has a picture of Michelle from Worlds).
I scanned in the box:
If you haven't bought
yours yet, they are on sale through February 14, 2002.
release from iskater.com and Barbie.com provide more information
on Michelle's endorsement with Barbie.
At some point, Barbie.com's
Star Skater section, will include pictures from Michelle's recent
following Michelle's competition at Nationals, Barbie's "interview"
with Michelle will be posted on January 14 in audio and text on
their site. Additional features planned for the Star Skater section
in January include an interactive tutorial with video clips of Michelle
Kwan at a charitable skating event (probably the November 19 CMN
clinic that I wrote about earlier, which
launched the Star Skater Barbie doll) and clips from her television
posted the following on the MK Forum (Thanks Janice!):
I saw Michelle
tonight in Orlando. Ok - so it wasn't actually in person, but it
was great seeing her so happy!
The Olympic Torch came to Orlando this evening (about 1 1/2 hours
late). One of the few things they had that wasn't food was an interactive
trailer hosted by Chevrolet. Outside the trailer was a media screen
with Michelle Kwan inviting people in. Inside were some interactive
games including a "design a skating program" with Michelle Kwan.
There was a display on one side featuring Michelle's burgandy skating
dress from last year, a pair of autographed skates and what may
have been her first pair of skates. There was some hockey stuff,
too, but I didn't want to wait for it, so I have no details.
So, if the torch comes to your city, you might want to go down and
check it out. I managed to go in early, so I didn't have too long
a wait, but about 15 minutes later there was a huge line of people.
is now featured on Barbie.com!
On the calendar
page is a graphic
with Michelle that says "Meet Michelle Kwan." When you
click on this, you are taken to "Meet
Star Skater Michelle Kwan." Check out a screen
capture of this page. On this page, there are 3 pictures of Michelle.
There is an animated picture that flashed between picture
#1 and picture
#2. Both are of Michelle wearing her Song of the Black Swan costume
from Worlds (my favorite!) The other picture of Michelle is of her
doing a layback
during SOTBS at Worlds. Scrolling across the top of the screen is
"Don't miss Michelle's interview with Barbie, coming January
From this page, you can
go to two different sites. Click on "You can be a star skater",
and check out a screen
capture of this new page. This page contains a picture
of the Barbie doll, and a picture of Michelle
holding the doll.
By clicking "submit" on this page, or from the original
page, you are taken to "Share
a skating tip or story." This page has the two pictures
mentioned on the "You can be a star skater" site.
Also, check out the following
pictures relating to the doll:
page has a graphic
with Michelle. Also, their skating
page has this picture
scanned in the pictures that I wrote about earlier
of Michelle's Hallmark snow globe. The first
picture is from inside the envelope, the second
picture is from the catalog. (Thanks AEHodman!)
posted earlier about Michelle hosting
a skating clinic with CMN kids to
launch the Star Skates Barbie doll on November 19. Now, check out
about Michelle endorsing the Barbie doll.
The event was was also
in the local LA news. Also,
kjesse posted MK Forum about a photo of Michelle in the Orange County
Register (Thanks kjesse!):
front section, page 11, page title: Region/State, section: California
Briefly. There's a picture (B&W) of Michelle helping a young girl,
who's wearing something like a walking brace, learn how to skate.
Michelle is bending from the waist down, and is talking to the girl
as they are both holding onto the walker and skate. (Picture yourself
bending over to push a stool on wheels) Of course she's also wearing
skates. She is dressed all in black, and her hair is should length
(however side is tapered at an angle from about mid face) The picture
is aprox. 3-3/4" X 4-1/4". The caption reads:
PROFESSIONAL FIGURE SKATER Michelle Kwan gives a hand to a girl
during a skating clinic for patients from Children's Hospital of
Los Angeles on Monday in El Segundo. Photo: Nick Ut / Associated
that the Hallmark snow globe of Michelle would be in select Hallmark
stores on December 10th. Here's some more info on the globes from
the MK Forum (Thanks badhairday, Munchkin2000. Lucy25, and Yazmeen42skater!):
I haven't posted here in a while, but I thought you all might be
interested in something new about the snowglobes. I'm a Gold Crown
Card Member, and I got some information in the mail about my account
today. As soon as I opened up the envelope, there were the snowglobes
on the inside of the envelope. I'll try to give a tiny description
Michelle Kwan--(Beethoven's Fur Elise) She is doing a spiral like
she does at the very beginning of "East of Eden". Her leg is not
as high as her famous spiral. The globes are 6 and 1/2 inches high
and the skaters twirl to the music. The will be sold from December
10 through February 14 and are $12.95 once you purchase 3 cards.
I can't believe
you beat me to this! Munchkin's descriptions are correct, but here's
more. Michelle has on what appears to be either a maroon or dark
purple dress with a tank-like top (think like a tank top) that is
covered with silver sparkles. It could possibly go around her neck
like her Ariane dress, but it's hard to tell. Munchkin's comparison
to her pose is right on; it's like her beginning spiral, with one
arm out in front, and one in back and her leg a bit higher than
her hip. It is not her signature spiral. The figurines are supposed
to "twirl", so I think this pose is better for that than her signature
spiral! Her hair is in a bun.
Anyway, each globe is 6 1/2 inches high and each has white snowflakes
that dangle around the base of the globe around the base. Michelle's,
Tara's, and Kristi's base are (oddly enough) all purple. Peggy's
Ok, I just found a larger picture in a catalog that Hallmark included
in their mailing. Her dress definitely has the tank-like top, and
it looks like there are a couple of silver flowers on the skirt.
She is wearing her necklace. I have to warn you, her face doesn't
really look like Michelle! Just like the Peggy ornament does not
look like Peggy.
very pretty. Spiral pose with leg lower than actuality, but higher
wouldn't have fit the globe!! Hair in bun.
Base of the globes is blue or purple with dangling snowflakes and
hearts. Each skater is skating on a blue snowflake beneath their
feet. They look nice and should be worth the money.
posted earlier about Michelle being on a Barbie
doll box. Check out a picture
of the front of one of the boxes (though there is another version
of the box, with a picture of Michelle holding the doll.) The back
has the picture shown above, plus a picture of Michelle doing a layback.
Michelle will be hosting
a skating clinic with CMN kids
to launch the Barbie doll. The following is from BOI's
World Champion Michelle
Kwan Host Skating Clinic For Kids From Children's Miracle Network
Barbie Doll, Michelle Kwan and 25 Children’s Miracle Network Kids
Skate for the Gold to Celebrate the Launch of Star Skater Barbie
Michelle Kwan will host an ice-skating clinic for Children’s Miracle
Network (CMN) kids from Childrens Hospital Los Angeles to celebrate
the launch of Skar Skater Barbie doll on November 19, 2001 at HealthSouth
Training Center in El Segundo, CA. After their lesson the kids will
be treated to a pizza party, and each child will receive a Star
Skater Barbie doll autographed by Ms. Kwan.
posted the following on the MK Forum about Michelle being on new Barbie
doll boxes: (Thanks tracey64!)
I hope this isn't
old news as I don't always have the time to read all the posts,
but Mattel has made a new Barbie doll called "Star Skater" that
has a small picture of Michelle and the Olympic emblem on the front
and another picture of Michelle and a short paragraph about her
on the back!! There are two dolls - one is the typical Barbie with
blonde hair and the other one has dark hair. The costume she is
in is a little different, but I of course had to get both dolls
to put away for my two daughters to save as a keepsake - especially
if Michelle wins the gold!!! Regardless, I would want them anyway
because Michelle is tops in my book!!! Anyway, I got the Barbies
at Toys R Us.
There are three versions.
One is Star
Skater Barbie Doll, the other is Star
Skater Barbie Doll (Asian), and the other is Star
Skater Barbie Doll (African American).
The description for both dolls on the etoys is:
Since she was young,
Barbie has dreamed of being the best skater in the world. Like Michelle
Kwan, she hopes her dreams will come true at the Salt Lake 2002
Olympic Winter Games. With an amazing performance, full of twirls
and spins, she's sure to win! Pull the string on Barbie's back,
hold her by the handle and watch her really spin! Star Skater Barbie
comes dressed in a fancy and colorful skating outfit, skates, water
bottle and an Olympic "medal." Doll measures approximately 11-1/2
wrote earlier about the 2002 calendar
that some Hallmark gold crown card members have received. Lisa scanned
in all the pictures from the calendar, check
it out. The pictures are so nice, I wish I could get the calendar!
Very few people were able to get the calendar, so maybe if we all
contact Hallmark, they might put it out for sale or something. Well,
it's worth a try. You can contact Hallmark online,
via phone at 1-800-Hallmark, or via snail mail at:
Hallmark Cards, Inc.
Kansas City, MO 64108
(Thanks Shallah for
wrote earlier about a 2002 calendar that some
Hallmark gold crown card members could receive. (I bought the required
number of cards, and I'm a member, but I haven't received the calendar,
so...we'll see.) Cy93LMG posted the following on the MK Forum
about receiving the calendar.
(I believe that when Cy93LMG writes the SOTBS red costume, it's from
Worlds, and the "black dress with swirly pattern" is Miraculous
It's 12 month -
one pic per month - all Michelle all year! It's 8x10 pic with big
border, and 8x10 month below. The pics are all from last season.
Sorry I'm going to be less than reliable in naming the events for
the costumes but I'll try.
cover - ina bauer (I think) in red sotbs dress
January - spiral in black dress with swirly pattern on the one side
February - closeup holding medal in red SOTBS
March - fists of joy after free skate at worlds I think (red SOTBS)
April - waving to crowd in White swan dress
May - spiral in red dress
June - beginning SOTBS pose in white dress - close up July - black
dress with gold trim, rectangular medal waving flowers on podium
August - layback in white sotbs
September - exhibition spiral (light lavender? dress) October -
orange eoe beginning pose
November - exhibition spiral
December - red SOTBS
I'll scan them when I get a chance but I'm swamped and just made
the time to post this at least! I love this calendar! Made my day
to receive it!
will be in a 2002 calendar! From BOI's
site, Michelle will be one of the celebrities to "Grace The
Pages Of 2002 Purina Dog Chow Incredible Dogs Calendar." All
proceeds from the calendar benefit Tony
La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF). All
you need to do is donate $5.00 to receive the calendar! For information
on how to order the calendar check out the
order page on ARF's website. Michelle is on the cover of the calendar,
and in the month of January. Her picture is with a Golden Retriever
named Traveler. Each celebrity also has a quote on their page, and
the quote from Michelle says, "The saying has always been 'A
dog is a man’s best friend.' Now that we’re in the 21st century, I’d
like to think that sentiment could be expanded to 'A dog is man’s…and
woman’s best friend,' as well." Check out the cover
of the calendar!
you are a gold crown card member with Hallmark, you may be able to
get a 2002 calendar with Michelle! I'm not sure of the exact details
(some say you had to have received a special certificate, others say
you just have to be a gold crown card member), but the basic deal
is that you have to buy 5 cards at Hallmark before August 3. You have
to be a Hallmark gold
crown card member, but you can try calling 1-800-Hallmark, and
see if they can answer any questions. I'm a member, I didn't receive
a certificate, but I bought 5 cards anyway...so, we'll see what happens.
charity involving Michelle. You can bid on ebay for a wooden
heart that Michelle signed
and decorated with colorful, heart-shaped balloons. The heart is painted
wood with a twine hanger. The auction is part of Long Island Friends
for Charity’s “Here’s My Heart” auction program, and all proceeds
from this auction go to benefit Camp
Heartland. Camp Heartland is a camp for children who have or have
family members affected by HIV/AIDS. The auction ended July 8, 2001.
posted the following on the Michelle Kwan e-mail list: (Thanks
My friend who skates
at Michelle's rink saw her again today. Someone told my friend that
Michelle was doing a commercial but my friend said it looked more
like a photo shoot. Anyway Michelle was out on the ice and there
were a bunch of women with her dressed in uniforms from other sports
like baseball and soccer. The commercial or photo shoot is for Chevrolet.
The photo shoot was probably
first 10 winners of the Michelle
Kwan R.E.W.A.R.D.S Scholarship met Michelle at a Santa
Monica Beach Party, thrown by Chevrolet,
on June 27, 2001. The winners were rewarded with a medal from Michelle,
and had the opportunity to get to know the real Michelle during a
volleyball match and lunch. For more information, check out the press
check out this page on the first
10 winners of the Scholarship, which includes two pictures of
Michelle with the winners.
piece on the event was shown on the local NBC news that day. Check
out a transcript of the interview.
the March 30 edition of USA
Today, on the back page of the Sports section, there is another
full page ad for Chevrolet, with a picture of Michelle on the podium
at Worlds. Under the picture of Michelle, the ad says:
minutes of jumping, spinning and spiraling and we're the ones left
Michelle, on winning your fourth World Figure Skating Championship
I've scanned in this
it out! This is the 5th full page USA Today ad that Chevy has
taken out with Michelle. You can see the past ones on my Chevrolet
has a new commercial! Somehow, the fact that Michelle was filming
a new commercial flew under the radar of everyone, LOL. During 60
Minutes on CBS, I saw a commercial for AIM
Funds starring Michelle. I was in shock seeing the commercial,
so I don't remember much. I think she was wearing a red top and black
pants. The commercial was of her skating around a practice rink. I
remember her doing a Y spin. At one point, they put up "Michelle
Kwan 3 time World champion." I know they also said something
like "this is Michelle," which is what made me pick my head
up in the first place.
2001 TV Ad Campaign part of it's site, they list the three other
"World Class Athletes" in the campaign, but they don't
have Michelle listed yet. Hopefully, she'll be added soon. On this
site, they say that the campaign features the athletes "practicing
what they do best. The discipline they focus on their sports reflects
Aim's philosophy of disciplined investing." If you missed the
ad, the site also has the question, "Where will you see the
2001 campaign?" with the following":
CBS - 60 Minutes
ABC - This Week
FOX - News Sunday
A&E, Bravo, CNBC, CNN, CNNfn, Discovery, Golf Channel, Headline
News, Lifetime, USA
Plus! You'll continue to see Aim's ads in magazines and newspapers.
So, keep an eye out for
ad! I really liked it, and can't wait to get it on tape!
Also, Linda posted earlier
Sunday on the MK Forum about the ad (I don't know where she saw
it, though.) Later, chemy wrote the following in the post:
(Thanks Linda and chemy!)
OK this is what
"Today, there are no bright lights, no crowds, no tv cameras. It's
just her, the ice & her desire to be nothing less than the best
in the world (her name flashed "Michelle Kwan, 3-time World Champion")...discipline
creates performance...AIM Funds, the idea is discipline, the purpose
Visuals: forward scratch spin (far shot), footwork, split falling
leaf, her back leaning on rink board (3/4 profile shot), more footwork,
butterfly, sit spin, & triple jump (don't know which b/c she was
mid-air), Y-spin (far shot)...
She was wearing red sleeveless turtle neck & black pants. Btw, the
rink got chandeliers...nice.
is now a press release on Michelle's involvement with AIM. Michelle
has signed a multi-year agreement with AIM, and will be featured
in a national TV ad campaign. There will be four television spots
scheduled to run across the major networks on shows such as 60 Minutes,
ABC's This Week and Fox News Sunday, and across cable networks on
such shows as Larry King Live and Crossfire on CNN, and Intimate
Portraits on Lifetime. Other cable networks scheduled to run ads
are Fox News Network, A&E, CNBC, Lifetime, USA Network, Discovery,
Bravo and ESPN. John Spencer of The West Wing provides the voiceover
of the ads. One of the ads is a main brand version (I think this
is the one spotted yesterday), while the other three ads include
specific tags for such AIM Funds as AIM Basic Value Fund, AIM Mid
Cap Equity Fund, and AIM Global Health Care Fund. For more information,
the press release!
on Michelle's new AIM commercial. AIM has now added a read video
clip of the ad to their website. Check
it out. Then, check out Karen's
screenshots from the commercial. (Thanks Karen!)
was a full page Chevy ad of Michelle on the top of the podium with
her medal in the February 1 edition of the USA
ads that Michelle did promoting Nationals (and later
Worlds) are now online, through ESPN's site! Check them out:
- Ad #1: Choreography
- Ad #2: Costumes
- Ad #3: Music Choice
of the ABC
ads aired during halftime of the Orange Bowl on ABC on Jaunuary
3. Michelle had on a red shirt and was sitting in a small room,
with a parade of people coming into the room to "audition"
programs for her. dec5 posted the following transcript of the ad
on the MK Forum (Thanks dec!):
The spot first shows
Kwan looking straight at the camera and stating "How hard it is
to look for a new program" (She appears to be auditioning the women
Then cuts to a Female wrestler
Then a Hip hop dancer in army outfit.
Cheerleader who falls.....
Snake woman with wagging tongue......
Kwan turns her head trying to leave.....
And ends with Kwan still saying next......
The commercial ends with
the words "US Nationals. January 20."
posted on the MK Forum that one of Michelle's ABC
ads aired during the Rose Bowl parade.
Here's what she posted on the forum (Thanks taf!):
I just saw Michelle's
commercial where she's picking out a costume. This guy who looks
like a wrestler is showing her his creations & they are all pretty
awful. Finally he shows her his piece de resistance-the model comes
out totally nude (it's masked by wavy lines) & she kind of gulps
& turns her head. It's really funny & she looks like a doll. At
the end she comes back out & says something about New Years Day
& being with her family. Totally cute. Even my husband liked it.
will be promoting Nationals and Worlds for ABC in three humorous
TV spots. In the ads, Michelle tells us how challenging it is to
come up with new programs, costumes and music for a competition,
and treats us to examples of some of the options her "people" present
her with: bizarre leather and fur costumes, strange music and odd
interpretive dance. The spots will start to air on January 1, and
will be shown through the World Championships.
The Advertising and Promotion
vice president of ABC Sports said, "ABC Sports has a tradition of
giving sports fans an up-close and personal look inside their favorite
events. We were looking to combine this tradition with the sport's
top skater, Michelle Kwan, to create awareness of the upcoming U.S.
and World Championships. Our creative team of Rich Williams and
Rob Stecklow took this strategy over the top and successfully developed
a campaign that will get even the casual fan interested in our championship
events." Also, the executive producer of the ads said that the director
of the ads, Steve Eshelman, "allows
Michelle to be herself. The camera loves her and her personality
is really endearing." For more information, check out the article
Kwan promotes U.S. and World Championships in three spots.
can now bid on the original, hand-illustrated Hope for the Holidays
Greeting Card that Michelle designed, which I wrote
about earlier, on yahoo's auction site. The money raised from
the auction goes to the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.
The auction lasts from December 1, 2000 through December 14, 2000.
As a reminder, you can check
out the card that Michelle made. To bid, you can go to the Hope
for the Holidays section on yahoo's auction site, or go right to Michelle's
card auction page. For more info on the auction, check out the
Celebrity Holiday Card Artwork up for Bid.
has updated their
Michelle Kwan R.E.W.A.R.D.S Scholarship official site. Now available
on the site:
was an article in the November 10-12 edition of USA
Today about Michelle's Chevrolet
R.E.W.A.R.D.S Scholarship. You can still find the paper throughout
the weekend. Included with the article is a picture of Michelle
doing a layback in Black Swan at Skate Canada. Since the article
won't be on the paper's site
for long, here is what it says:
Kwan joins aid program:
Figure skater Michelle Kwan, a three-time world champion and silver
medalist at the '98 Winter Olympics, is joining Chevrolet in a program
that will provide college scholarships to female athletes.
school girls who meet the standard of excelling in both academics
and athletics will be eligible to apply for $2,000 for the first
year of college and $1,000 a year for the next three years, providing
they maintain the qualifying standard. The scholarships will go
to 10 graduating seniors each year.
Kwan, 20, is in
her second year at UCLA, but because she attends part time (she
is taking two classes this semester), balancing schoolwork with
training for the 2002 Games, she still is a freshman.
that my partnership with Chevrolet will help other young women
achieve their dreams,'' Kwan said.
charity that Michelle is helping by donating something she designed.
Earlier I posted about the Hope For The
Holidays card that Michelle designed. The Butterball Turkey Talk-Line
is celebrating its 20th anniversary season by inviting celebrities,
including Michelle, to design their own Turkey Hand to be auctioned
for charity. Proceeds raised from the auction will be donated to
America's Second Harvest to build new Kids Cafes, through the ConAgra
Foods Feeding Children Better program. A turkey hand is the popular
kindergarten art project where you put your hand down on a piece
of construction paper, trace it, and decorate it as a turkey. Each
turkey hand is also autographed. Check out a
photo of Michelle's turkey hand. The auction runs from November
9 through November 20. You can bid on Butterball's site, or go right
turkey hand auction page. Find out more information by reading
the press release, Gobble
Up Your Favorite Celebrity Turkey Hand.
the November 3-5 edition of USA Today, there is a full page
Chevrolet ad with Michelle.
I scanned it in. Check
is part of an exclusive celebrity card program for charity. Michelle
is one of the dozens of well-known celebrities who made holiday
greeting cards that are hand-illustrated and signed. The
cards are part of Hope For The Holidays, a program created to raise
funds and awareness for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.
Boxed-sets of assorted Hope For The Holidays cards are available
at select Old Navy locations and through the Old
Navy online store. You can find out more information by reading
release about the program, and seeing the
full list of celebrities that are participating. Also, check
out a picture of the card
that Michelle designed!
e-mailed me the Chevrolet
/ Michelle Kwan R.E.W.A.R.D.S Scholarship ad that is in a few magazines
out now. Check
out the ad! (Thanks LiLx6uTiE!) Also,
some more news on this Scholarship
program. In the ad, it lists a website for more info. I tried it
the last few days, but now something shows up! It says to check
back on November 10 (next week). Check out the site for the the
Kwan R.E.W.A.R.D.S Scholarship
the August 3 edition of USA
Today, on the back page of the Olympic Glory section, there
is a full page ad for Chevrolet, with a picture of Michelle doing
a spiral in Hands at Worlds. Under the picture of Michelle, the
(We couldn't resist that last one.)
Whether it's awarding
scholarships or providing funding for team training workshops,
Chevrolet is proud to sponsor the United States Figure Skating
This is the second ad
that has taken out with Michelle. The first
one was right after Worlds, congratulating her on her win.
Before I had a chance
to scan in the ad, Liz e-mailed me with the scan. Check
it out! There is also the symbol for the USFSA and Olympic committee
at the top of the ad, not shown in the scan. (Thanks Liz!)
ESPN commercial with Michelle has been airing! I have seen it several
times when I least expect it! I think I have only seen the ad on
ESPN or ESPN 2.
you haven't caught Michelle's ESPN commercial on TV, you can watch
the commercial on ESPN's site! You can choose a real video file,
or an avi file. The avi takes longer to download, but the picture
is better. The avi is 2.2 MB.
little more on the ESPN commercial with Michelle!
andycat wrote the following on the MK Forum: (Thanks andycat)
What a great way
to start the day!!!
Just happened to
turn on Good Morning America and a guest on the show from ESPN
(I think) was showing and talking about the ESPN spots. And they
showed a bit of Michelle's!!
She looked great.
The spot had her with two ESPN reporters beside her on either
side (I think they were ESPN reporters)in a mock kiss-and-cry
area with some high and low scores from U.S. states coming up
at the bottom of the screen (like skating judges scores).
It was cute, she
kinda cringed when the lower scores came up... I think Charlie
Gibson said something (to the ESPN guy) like, "You guys scored
pretty low in Texas!"
From what I could
tell, it looks like it's going to be a very, very cute spot.
on the ESPN Sportscenter commercial that I reported
on earlier. In the Monday, April 17 edition of USA Today,
there was an article about the ads, ESPN's
'SportsCenter' ad campaign going strong. It concentrates on Michelle
a lot. The article starts out talking about Michelle's ad, "Skater
Michelle Kwan hugs Dan Patrick and Rich Eisen as the two anchors await
their TV ratings after a lousy show." Here is a summary of the ad:
bouquets of flowers, Patrick and Eisen watch in horror as their
bad TV ratings are posted. Kwan consoles them with the kind of banal
encouragements skaters get. Patrick hangs his head, bites his towel
and moans: "I left it all on the set. I can't bear to watch." Eisen
is more hopeful. "Look, they love us in Idaho!"
There is also a color
picture with the article from the commercial shoot. In the picture,
Michelle is sitting in a kiss and cry type area (with a blue curtain),
wearing her Red Violin costume and a huge smile, with her arms around
the two anchors. The anchors have their heads down, holding towels
to their eyes, with Dan Patrick holding flowers. I'll try to scan
it in soon. Some more quotes from the article:
Over four years
and 140 off-the-wall TV ads later, reality is imitating art. Celebrities
like Kwan, Matt Damon and Van Halen are volunteering.
What's the lure
for celebs? "The commercials are hilarious," Kwan replies. Just
off a red-eye flight from Paris, Kwan is still on time for her
first SportsCenter spot.
The ads are shot
quickly, usually in just a few takes. Kwan nails her performance
and is on and off the set within a half an hour.
Their pay? Try
$1,000 donated to a charity of their choice.
I wasn't online since Thursday, I couldn't post that Friday's edition
of the USA Today paper had an ad on the back of the sports section
from Chevrolet with Michelle! It was a full page ad. The picture was
of Michelle with her medal at Worlds. Towards the bottom, in bold
it says "Commitment is anything but a short program." Underneath that,
in smaller print, it said "Congratulations, Michelle, on winning your
third World Figure Skating Championship." I scanned it in (though
it was hard to do for such a huge picture.) Check
than the two above TV appearences, there's another reason Michelle
was in Tuesday New York...she's filming a commercial! I was listening
to the Dan Patrick show on ESPN
radio this afternoon, and he was talking about filming several
new SportsCenter commercials. Someone else said how they are more
popular than the show. So, he was giving a summary of each of the
commercials, and I was kind of paying only half attention until he
said "Michelle Kwan." Aaah! The commercial will the something about
judging...she's going to judge, I don't know exactly. I believe he
said they are being filmed in or near New York, so that could be the
main reason why she was in the area to appear on the Today show and
Regis and Kathie Lee. She'll probably be going to Baltimore for the
first show tomorrow, but next week the tour is in New York, so who
knows? Maybe she'll be on something else then. And hopefully, when
they are in California, she'll be on Jay Leno's show. I can't seem
to get it to work (though I usually can), but you can listen to a
rebroadcast of Tuesday's radio broadcast by going to The
Dan Patrick show, and then clicking on "Listen." It will only
be available until around 1pm EST Wednesday. He discussed the commercials
at the beginning of the show...no more than 20 minutes into it, so
it should be easy to find.
Michelle was mentioned
more on the Dan Patrick show. Here's more info, courtesy of mano.
[Dan Patrick] mentioned
Michelle Kwan, "the best figure skater in the world" and it has
to do with how him and I think Kenny Mayne will be judged after
they do Sportscenter by international judges. I wonder how Michelle
will play into that. Then a few minutes later, Michelle's name comes
Rob Dibble: Okay,
let's back up a little, isn't Michelle Kwan's single? Show Killer
needs a date.
Dan Patrick: Oh, I wouldn't do that to Michelle Kwan.
Rob Dibble: Show Killer what do you think?
Dan Patrick: You know what we can do, what we can do is we can
have judges judge Phil the Show Killer for her. A card would say
4.1, 3.9, 0...
Show Killer: You would give me that high of a score?
Dan Patrick: No I wouldn't
Show Killer: Oh
Dan Patrick: I said the zero.
Reece Davis: How 'bout like "out of his league"...
Dan Patrick: "Get a life", "hey loser", you know they would be
writing things on the card. (laughter)
on Teen Read Week! Blades
on Ice Updates reports the following on their site:
CHAMPION FIGURE SKATER
MICHELLE KWAN TO LEAD THE AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION TEEN READ
WEEK, OCTOBER 17 - 23, 1999
Figure skating champion
Michelle Kwan will champion reading as the national campaign chair
for the American Library Association's (ALA) Teen Read Week, October
17 - 23, 1999. The campaign aims to remind teens that reading is
fun as well as important to their future success.
"I'm delighted to
support the ALA and this wonderful program," says Kwan, the two-time
World champion and three-time National Champion. "I absolutely love
to read; it's a huge part of my life. There is no limit to where
you can go and what you can do in books. Reading lets my imagination
run wild. Through this program, I hope to share my passion and enthusiasm
for reading with other people my age and encourage them to read
"We are thrilled to
have Michelle on board for Teen Read Week. With Michelle leading
the team as an outstanding role model for teens, we know we'll be
able to reach thousands of young people to encourage them to 'read
for the fun of it'," says Joel Shoemaker, president of the Young
Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the Chicago-based
Also on BOI's site is
a picture of the poster with Michelle for libraries. Check
it out! You can buy it online
(though I can't seem to get to that site.) Or, you can call 1-800-545-2433,
and press 7 to order the poster.
Friday, just after I was turned off my computer, I saw they were going
to talk about the ABC banners that I wrote about earlier
on This Morning's Business, a show on NBC. Basically, they
were talking about the banners being illegal in LA because they didn't
get the right permits (I think...I wasn't paying too much attention
to what they were saying.) The reason I'm bringing it up is because
they showed the banner with Michelle a lot! They showed the Practice
banners a few times, but I think they showed the Michelle one the
most! At one point, the camera concentrated on the Michelle banner,
and then panned down to the reporter who was standing under that lamp
post. Just thought you'd like to know. :-)
the lamp post banner of Michelle in LA? Well,
Tracy reports on the MK Forum that there is another one! Here's what
she has to say: (Thanks Tracy!)
I was driving down
Wilshire Blvd in Westwood (right by the UCLA campus) today where
ABC is doing a huge campaign ad where they have these big banners
attached to all the lightposts. Well, Michelle was on one of them,
advertising for ABC Sports. They showed a picture of her doing a
spiral from Ariane at Nationals.
More places the ABC ads
have been seen! From rssif:
I've seen ads in NYC
subway cars lately for ABC Sports featuring Jeff Gordon (I think)
for auto racing, the announcers for Monday Night Football and Michelle
for figure skating....There are similar ads on the bus stop benches
here in LA.
Again, if anyone else
has spotted ads like these in other cities or places, let me know!
posted this on the MK Forum. (Thanks Shallah!)
I just read the following
on RSSIF and am now searching for the article:
Here's another list that
came out, prepared by David Broughton of Street & Smith's Sports
Business Journal. Here are the leading female endorsers: The source
of this (New York) Daily News July 18, 1999
- Steffi Graf $ 5 million
- Michelle Kwan $ 4.3
- Martina Hingis $ 3
- Kristi Yamaguchi $
- Tara Lipinski $ 2
- Rebecca Lobo $ 2 million
- Picabo Street $ 2
- Mia Hamm $ 1.5 million
- Chamique Holdsclaw
$ 1 million
- Cheryl Swoopes $ 1
posted this cool sighting of Michelle on the MK Forum! (Thanks
here in los angeles
(i don't know if they're in other cities, too) on olympic blvd.
(one of the major streets here), there are banners for ABC hanging
on the lampposts. each banner has two parts. one part says something
like "drama" and then the other part has a pic from the show "the
practice". the "daytime" one has a picture from a soap opera (i
don't watch soaps, so i don't know which one). the "comedy" one
has a picture from some comedy show. anyway, for the banner that
says "sports", the picture is of michelle kwan! she is doing the
spiral from EoE. this might be hard to visualize, but hopefully
i can take a picture of it and post it here. i thought this was
interesting, and it further proves just how great michelle is.
Has anyone spotted these
in other cities? Let me know!
a poll asking 1,000 business and advertising executives to choose
the sports celebrity they'd want most as a product endorser, Michelle
was ranked 9th! She is the only female in the top ten listed, and
the only figure skater. Responses to the poll were received from executives
at companies such as AT&T Corp., Procter & Gamble Co. and Unisys Corp.
The balloting was done in April. Michael Jordan was once again ranked
number one, followed by Mark McGwire, Wayne Gretzky, Tiger Woods,
Arnold Palmer, John Elway, Sammy Sosa, Jeff Gordon, Michelle, and
Magic Johnson. Pretty good company Michelle is in! For more info,
read the full article, Jordan
remains most appealing endorser, poll says.
Just something a little
interesting I heard yesterday. I was listening to the sports radio,
and the host said he had a top 10 list of female athletes that ad
executives wanted for endorsements. He asked the callers who they
thought were on the list. Well, there were 2 different polls in the
last few weeks (and articles about them both were posted on my Articles
about Michelle page.) From the number of people that the host
said chose the athletes, I figured out it was the poll that ranks
Kristi Yamaguchi first. Four other athletes were correctly chosen,
and then a caller guessed Michelle. It was about an hour after he
brought up the poll. By the time the show ended (about 3 hours later),
the other two skaters on the list, Kristi and Tara Lipinski, still
hadn't been guessed.
Check out the coupon suppliment
that came with your Sunday paper. There is another Caress ad with
Michelle! This is a different one than the first one. I scanned it
in. Check it
Michelle has signed an
exclusive 4 year deal with the Walt Disney Network Television! Under
the terms of the agreement Michelle will be exclusive to Walt Disney
Network Television and ABC to appear in ice skating specials. Four
primetime specials starring Michelle are planned over the next four
years. Michelle said, "I've grown up with Disney. Now to be a part
of the Disney family is a dream come true." Paul Villadolid, senior
vice president, Specials and Non-Fiction Programming for Walt Disney
Network Television, who was instrumental in bringing Michelle to the
studio said, "This is the most comprehensive television deal ever
signed with a figure skater. Michelle's grace and classic elegance
lend themselves perfectly to television. We look forward to producing
some wonderful specials with her over the next several years." Why
don't you E-mail
Disney, and thank them for signing Michelle to an exclusive contract.
Unilever when they signed Michelle, and received a message back.
Let's let Disney know how much we appreciate them for signing Michelle!
For more news on Michelle's
Disney specials, be sure to check out my Seen
and Heard About Michelle section for latest news, and individual
sections on my Past News page for older
I just received an e-mail
from Unilever thanking me for e-mailing them. Here's their e-mail:
Thanks so much for writing!
I will definitely pass
along your email to the Brand Manager and marketing staff how pleased
you are to have Michelle Kwan endorsing the Caress products. They
always love to hear when a consumer is pleased with our spokespeople.
They do evaluate consumer comments on a regular basis.
Thanks for your interest!
Your friends at Lever"
As you can see, that
it isn't a standard form letter. They really seem interested in
what we have to say. So, why don't you also e-mail
Unilever, and thank them for signing Michelle to endorse their
Michelle Kwan is the first
individual Olympic medalist to get a lucrative endorsement contract
since the Nagano games! She has signed with Unilever to promote its
Fresh Deodorant Caress soap. Although her agent and Unilever won't
disclose the size of the contract, industry experts put the price
at less than $100,000. A second endorsement deal (as reported here
earlier) is expected with in 30 days.
In an article in the USA Today Paper, Stephen Greyser,
marketing professor at Harvard University, said, "Leaving the Olympics
with her reputation intact was, perhaps, more important than winning
first place." According to the deal, Michelle will be featured in
newspaper inserts and direct mail samples of Fresh Deodorant Caress
soap. The article also says that four Hollywood studios have proposed
acting roles for Michelle. Read the whole article, Clean
Image Lands Kwan Deal, and then check out these other articles
about the deal.
Michelle has 2 major endorsement
deals in the works. One will be announced within 10 days, and the
other will be announced within 30-60 days. Her agent, Shep Goldberg
said, "We've received and are evaluating several offers from major
studios for an acting career, to have her as a star performer in a
TV show or feature film." He also said, "We didn't get one call from
anyone saying, 'We're interested in Michelle if she wins the gold.'
They all said, 'We want Michelle, the person.' " Read more about it
Avenue loves Kwan's smile.
First soup, now yogurt.
Yoplait multi-packs in the central and western parts of the U.S. will
feature three different poses of Michelle Kwan on the overwrap. These
multi-packs are will be in grocery stores for the next 2 months. Check
of the labels.
Michelle Kwan, Tara Lipinski,
and Nicole Bobek will each be featured on separate cans of Campbell's
soup. Read more about it in Kwan,
Bobek and Lipinski to appear on Campbell Soup label
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