are several mentions of Michelle in the June 1999 issue of Blades
on Ice. The cover is a cute picture from her Disney special
of the number with Elvis. Here are the other mentions and pictures
from the magazine:
on seashell from Disney special...pg 4
- "Skating's Hottest
TV Stars," an article about skaters on TV that mentions Michelle's
Disney special. Includes a picture from her special...pg
- Article about Worlds...pg
- Full page color picture
from Ariane...pg 35
- Centerfold of poster
for COI, contains pic from Ariane...pg 40-41
is mentioned in the May issue of Glamour
magazine! On page 295, there is an article about whiter teeth, and
includes a picture of Michelle. She is just one of many celebs that
they write about.
is nominated for another award! In the April/May issue of A.
Magazine, Michelle is listed as a nominee for the 100 most influential
Asians in America over the last ten years. Michelle was #12 in the
magazine's 25 most influential of 1998,
so that's why she's listed. The winners will be listed in the Oct/Nov
issue. You can vote via the ballot in the magazine, or e-mail the
magazine at firstname.lastname@example.org
with your age, occupation, and the following about Michelle (and up
to 9 others you may wish to nominate.)
- Sector (politics,
arts and culture, science, business, ports, academia)
- A line or two about
WHY you chose this person
are several mentions of Michelle in the May/June issue of International
Figure Skating. I've scanned in several of the pictures.
- Article about Kristi
Yamaguchi, where she explains why she decided to compete in the
Hershey's FS Challenge: "I'll be on the same team with Michelle
Kwan so I said all right."...pg 14
- Article about Sarah
Kawahara with picture
of Sarah and Michelle (in mermaid costume, with the harness
on) before a flying sequence...pg 37
- Article on skaters
in the marketplace (includes quote on Michelle working with Disney),
with this picture
of Michelle from "Reflections on Ice: Michelle Kwan Skates to
the Music of Disney's Mulan"...pg 40-41
of Michelle, Karen, and Michael Chack at Nationals party...pg
- Article about Tiffany
Chin, where she says that she feels stronger about women's issues,
and sees "a loosening of social pressures to conform, and we are
creating our own paths. An example is Michelle Kwan's decision
to retain her eligible status. "It's great that she has identified
what motivates her, and she has made her own decisions about her
- Article about Naomi
Nari Nam, where she talks about looking up to Michelle...pg 54
- Article about Nationals,
with a picture like this
one from Ariane...pg 56
- Article titled, "Tara
and Michelle. A Tale of Two Specials." Executive producer and
director of her special said that "our goal is to showcase Michelle."
Another executive at Disney said about her next special, "Our
focus is really going to be on what we do with Michelle. We have
the greatest hook." Also, the special was number 1 in it's time
slot in the under 18 demographic. Includes color
picture from her special....pg 62-63
- Article about Katarina
Witt, where she says that she is at the stage in her career where
she, "cannot beat somebody like Michelle Kwan, but it's wonderful
to share the same ice as her."...pg 64
the April 19 issue of People
magazine, there are several Michelle mentions. On page 6, in the Mailbag
section, there are two letters in response to the High Hopes article
on Michelle from the March 29 issue. Both
are positive. :-) I was going to type them out, and I saw the
letters on Jenny's
page. One less thing I have to type out. ;-) Also this
ad (thanks Christi!)
for the Hershey's Kisses FS Challenge on ABC is on page 8.
people e-mailed me that, in the May issue of Teen,
there is a picture of Michelle doing a spiral during Rachmaninoff
in a pullout May calendar. On May 2, it says:
Michelle Kwan and
Nicole Bobek are touring through June. For more info see, http://www.championsonice.com.
I was e-mailed that there
is another picture of Michelle in the calendar in the magazine.:
There's a pic on
the July page, for July 7th, with a pic of her (a pose) in a black
costume (Carmen probably) and it says, "Michelle Kwan celebrates
her 19th birthday".
is in the April issue of Sports
Illustrated for Kids! On page 9, there are April Fools sports
cards of athletes in different situations than they are used to. For
example, there is one of Paul Kariya surrounded on the ice by ducks...get
it, he plays for the Mighty Ducks hockey team. :-) There are 9 cards
in total, and other than Michelle and Paul, the athletes are Mike
Piazza, David Robinson, Sheryl Swoopes, John Elway, Pete Sampras,
Jerry Rice, and Mark McGwire. Michelle's in great company. :-) Next
to the cards, it says "Take a look at these kooky cards. Have your
favorite athletes lost their marbles? Just kidding. April Fools!"
Michelle's card is first!
It's a picture of her doing a layback during Ariane...only with
rollerblades on! I definitely did a double take! On the back of
the card, it says.
Michelle has made
up her own X Games Event! She calls her event aggressive in-line
figure skating. Michelle performs a figure-skating trick called
a triple toe loop. Then she hops on the boards and does a phat grind
in front of the judges. "In-line skating on ice is sick," says Michelle.
"I just wish I could show off my cool halfpipe moves."
out the front of the card!
e-mailed me this about Michelle being in the May issue of Teen
People. (Thanks Andrea!)
Michelle is mentioned/showed
a couple of times in the May 1999 issue of Teen People. First of
all, I want to know if any of you remebered that in an earlier issue
of Teen People, Michelle was nominated as one of the hottest stars
under 21. Did you remember that? Anyway, on pg. 57, there is an
ad for the show. It says, "It's all about the celebrities you can't
get enough of and the kind of intimate interviews you can get only
from Teen People. We'll take you where you've never been
before: inside the heads, hearst and homes of your favorite stars!
Read Teen People's 21 Hottest Stars Under 21 issue, available on
newsstands May 7, then vote for your favorite star at our exclusive
AOL site (keyword: Teen People) or at www.abc.com. The Teen's Choice
Choice Award winner will be announced during the May 21st special!
Check local listings for times! On pg. 114 there is a picture of
of the spring issue of Sports Illustrated for Women, which
Michelle is mentioned in. On pg 136, Michelle (and Tara) are part
of the crossword puzzle. 46 Across says, "With 35 Down, a Michelle
Kwan activity". 35 down says, "With 46 Across, a Tara Lipinski activity".
46 Across (the one with Michelle) is "ice". 35 Down (the one with
Tara) is "skating".
the March 27-April 2 issue of the TV
Guide, there is a "sports closeup" for Nationals on page 60. In
the closeup is a picture of Michelle doing a layback during Carmen
at Nationals. Here is what the closeup says:
The World Championships
with the women's short programs and pairs final this afternoon,
and women's and dance finals this evening.
Michelle Kwan is the overwhelming women's favorite says commentator
Terry Gannon. "If she's going to lose, she's going to have some
help," he says. "Artistically, there's no one even close." Kwan
has performed flawlessly lately, and has not lost an event since
the Nagano Olympics. "With no one to push her, I think her major
opponent may be her own motivation," says Gannon. Among those attempting
to pull the upset are European champ Maria Butyrskaya and Tatyana
Also, on page 67 is
an ad for the ladies long program like this
one, but it only has the picture of Michelle and Maria. Also,
it says "The best skaters in the world all have one thing in common.
They all want to beat Michelle." Finally, on page 179 is an ad for
the exhibitions, with only the picture of Michelle.
is an article about Michelle, and how her life has changed since the
Olympics in the March 29, 1999 issue of Newsweek!
The main picture of Michelle jumping in the air in her Ariane costume
is beautiful. Jayne scanned in the pics! (Thanks Jayne!) Check
is an article about Michelle in the March 29 issue of People
magazine! The article, High Hopes, is on page 85-86, and includes
several pictures. You can view the article,
and one of the pictures
online, but only if you are on AOL. Otherwise, check out the article
on Jenny's page, which also includes scans of some of the pictures!
Also in the magazine is an ad
for Worlds. (Thanks Schelle and Jenny!)
is quoted in the Wall Street Journal! In the article, "If I Ran AOL",
Michelle says, "I probably talk more on the Internet than I do on
the phone." (Same here Michelle!!) She also says that the Internet
helps her, "stay current with everything that's happening in figure
skating." Wouldn't that be cool if she visited this, or other sites
we regularly visit? :-) For more info, check out Michelle
in the Wall Street Journal from Jenny's page. (Thanks Jenny!)
the March 20-26 issue of the TV
Guide, there is an article about Michelle! It is on page 11, and
also has a picture of Michelle doing a spiral during East of Eden.
Here's the article:
Olympic silver medalist
Michelle Kwan has always made waves with her skating, but now the
18-year-old from Torrance, California, is attracting attention for
a recent makeover. Kwan, who is maintaining her Olympic eligibility
to go for the gold in Salt Lake City in 2002, turned to L.A. stylist
Laurent D, who sheared Kwan's locks for a look that is Sharon Stone
chic and collegiate practical (Kwan has applied to Stanford and
Harvard). "It took me two years to get into [the stylist's] chair,"
she admits. "Now I say to myself, 'Why didn't I do this sooner?'"
Next up for Kwan
is the world championships in Helsinki Finland (ABC, March 25 and
27), where she is the heavy favorite. "She has grown from a 14-year-old
zinger into a young lady of grace and elegance," marvels ABC analyst
Dick Button. Kwan isn't taking the field lightly. "I don't go out
there and think I'm untouchable. I've always been a competitor"
my surprise when I open the USA Today paper, and on the front page
of the Life section is a picture of the cover of the new Sports
Illustrated for Women magazine. OK, that wasn't the surprise.
But, when I looked in the top right corner of the magazine, I knew
I saw a picture of Michelle! It was small, but I can spot her. ;-)
So, I stopped at Barnes and Nobles on my way home, and bought the
magazine. The picture of Michelle is a closeup from the 1999 Nationals
podium. Next to the picture it says "What Elite Athletes Eat to Win."
out the cover!
The article on pages
37-38, titled "Protein Power," is in the "your food" section. It's
about what top
athletes eat. On page 37 is a chart with the training-day meal plans
that four athletes (Rebecca Lobo, Michelle, Hazel Clark, and Eric
Lindros), submitted, with a picture of the athlete. The picture
of Michelle is a closeup of her waving at the end of Carmen. Here's
her meal plan:
hard-boiled eggs or
Oatmeal with fruit
Turkey sandwhich on whole-wheat bread with tomato and lettuce
Also, in the article,
it says, "Olympic silver medalist Michelle Kwan is also a protein
junkie. When she's training, she often eats sushi twice a day for
its low-calorie protein punch."
Then, in the letter
from the editor section, the editor thanked people for letting them
know what they wanted in the magazine. One sentence says:
In the last 18 months,
we've asked you everything from what our name should be (you told
us you like Sports Illustrated for Women better than Women/Sport)
to whether you want advice from real athletes (yes, you do, and
we've got it: Lindsay Davenport's favorite sunscreen for hair, Dot
Richardson's question-and-answer column, even Michelle Kwan's preferences
on power snacks).
Also, on page 102, is
an article about Naomi Nari Nam. There is a picture of Naomi doing
a layback during her long program at Nationals. It is along the
same lines as the She's
Got Next article in the Feb. 22 issue of Sports Illustrated,
but not exactly. Something I thought was interesting from the article
is that Michelle's father, Danny, helped Naomi learn the double
axel. Michelle is mentioned several times in the article.
The magazine is the
Spring Issue. It will be on the stands until May 26.
my April issue of Blades
on Ice the other day. Here are the notable mentions of Michelle
in the magazine:
- World Pro article,
with 2 Michelle pictures...pg 28-31
- Group picture from
- Picture of Michelle
skating to East of Eden...pg 31
- Brief article on Nationals
with results...pg 70-71
the December issue of Skating Magazine, there was a new section
called "Kids Questions," where anyone 18 and younger can send in questions
to a skater. The first one was for Michelle. But, since I always get
my issue late, it arrived just in time for me to e-mail a question
before the deadline. In the Feb issue of the magazine, her responses
are published. And my question was answered! :-) I was shocked. My
question was, "Do you go on the internet and ever look at web sites
on you?" LOL, yea, I know, not too original. Her answer was, "When
I have the time I love to browse the internet. It's so nice of all
the skating fans to write in and update all of the information. I
learn a lot from those web sites about what's going on with everyone
in the skating world."
You can see all the questions
and answers at Michelle
Kwan answers Kids' Questions. With the article are 5 pictures.
3 are from last year's Skate America, one is of East of Eden at
World Pros, and her official
pic for the USFSA.
got my April issue of International Figure Skating magazine.
There isn't much about Michelle in it, though. On page 20, there is
an article about Charlotte Oelschlagel, the originator of Michelle's
Charlotte spiral. On page 42, there is this
picture of Michelle and Miss America at World Pros that I scanned
in. On page 52, there is an article about Trifun Zivanovic, where
they mention that he was in Michelle's Mulan special.
the February 22 issue of Sports Illustrated, there is an article
about Nationals, She's
Got Next. It is on page 68 and 70. Even though online there is
a picture of Michelle, there is only a picture of Naomi in the magazine.
is on the cover of the March/April issue of Women's Sports and
Fitness! Brian scanned in the cover. Check
it out! (Thanks Brian!) There is also an article about
her in the magazine. It is a section on champions. She has the label
"The Perfectionist". Other champions included Jackie Joyner Kersee
and Women's Hockey. There is also a full page picture of her in her
Dante's prayer costume. (Thanks Mica and Karen)
I forgot to mention
yesterday that on Access Hollywood Monday, they talked about one
of the articles in the Women's Sport & Fitness magazine. So, they
showed the cover,
with Michelle. It was on the screen a long time!
Speaking of the magazine,
I finally got it! I found some other places Michelle, and skating,
is in the magazine. Along with the cover, here are all the skating
- A smaller picture
of the cover,
with who took the photo, who did the makeup, etc...page 10
- In the Editor's letter,
they mention Michelle in the "Champions" section. Also, there
is a small
picture taken at the photo shoot for the cover...page 18
- A little about Katarina
Witt in Playboy...page 39
- An article on adult
skating, which mentions Michelle and Tara briefly...page 47
- The article/photo
layout about champions starts...page 89
- The section about
Michelle, "The Perfectionist"...page 98
page picture...page 99
In the articles section,
their e-mail address is given. Why don't we e-mail
them, and thank them for having Michelle on the cover! Maybe they
will have her in their magazine more.
looking for the Women's Sports and Fitness magazine today, (couldn't
find it yet), so I looked through a bunch of magazines looking for
Michelle mentions. And I found one! On page 54 of the March issue
of Twist, there is an article titled "Get over it!", about
coping with problems. On the next page, is the section, "Celebs who
bounced back." Below the title it says, "Next time you feel like just
giving up, think about these stars who got over some major setbacks."
Guess who the first celeb listed is? Yes, Michelle! :-) There are
three other celebs listed (Tori Amos, Drew Barrymore, and Courtney
Love.) There is a pic of her with short hair and the caption, "Michelle's
no moper." Next to the picture, it says:
When this skater lost the gold medal to Tara Lipinski in the '98
Winter Olympics, she dealt with it like a true champ. She didn't
feel sorry for herself. Instead, she said: "I didn't lose the gold--I
won the silver." (Soon after, she won the gold in the World Championships.)
Brian scanned in the
picture from the magazine. Check
it out! (Thanks Brian!)
There was a great article
in Thursday's USA Today paper about Michelle. There was a picture
of her on the top corner of the front page of the paper! The main
article was on the front page of the sports section. There was a picture
practicing at Nationals. The article is titled Kwan will always
be a hero. Next to the article is a box that says that the date
of Michelle's special is now March 5. I checked the section of ABC's
site that lists upcoming specials, and it's true...the special is
now March 5, a Friday.
the Februrary 13-19 issue of the TV guide, there is an ad for
Nationals (like the one that was in People Magazine, but in
black and white.) Check out the
ad that Lisa scanned in. (Thanks Lisa!)
the February 15 issue of People Magazine, there are two full
page ads with Michelle! On page 60 is an ad for Nationals. Check
out the ad that Jenny scanned in. (Thanks Jenny!) On page
90 is the ad for Winter COI on TBS that was also in Entertainment
Weekly that I wrote about earlier. Thanks to
liezl-mae for this info!
Two print ads with a picture
of Michelle! In the February 5-7 edition of USA
Today, on the whole bottom half of page 2E, is an ad for the Japan
Open (don't forget to watch it this weekend on TV).
It is basically this
ad, but in black and white.
in the February 12 issue of Entertainment
Weekly, there is an ad for the Winter COI tour on TBS (Check
my TV Schedule for more info.) It is
a full page ad on page 56. In the center of the page is this
picture of Michelle with Philippe Candeloro. Other skaters in
the ad are Brian Boitano, Dorothy Hamill, and Katarina Witt. There
is also this note in the ad, "Watch and you could win a VIP weekend
getaway as special guests of Philippe Candeloro." It said that you
could find entry forms at your local FTD
the March issue of Teen People, there is a picture of Michelle
in the calendar section on page 46. It is not the same picture that
was in the February issue. The caption reads, "Will world-champ skater
Michelle Kwan keep her title? Watch ABC tonight." (Thanks Becky!)
the January 30 issue of the Philadelphia Inquier, #50 down
on the crossword puzzle is "Michelle Kwan's footwear!" :-) Of course,
the answer is "skates".
the latest issue of People Magazine, there is an ad for the
Japan Open with a picture of Michelle. Check
it out! (Thanks Jenny!)
are several mentions of Michelle, plus a beautiful picture, in the
February issue of Dish Entertainment magazine, a Satellite
TV guide. I'm not sure if you can buy it on the stands. Read about
it on Jenny's news
just e-mailed me this. (Thanks Adele!)
I was flying to Ft
Lauderdale for the weekend last week, and I picked up those Delta
magazines (Sky it's called) and wow-there was a cool section on
female athletes and their marketability. Michelle Kwan was the only
skater included. So I tore out the pages and thought I'd email the
story and photos to you, so more people could enjoy it.
judge gives Kwan a mark of 5.9 in marketability. Her decision not
to turn pro after the Winter Games in Nagano was a smart move. Now
she can become The Story of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake
City, as she battles back from her heartbreaking finish as runner-up
to Tara Lipinski to go for the elusive gold. Kwan offers marketers
a very attractive package: She's classy, charismatic, articulate
and wholesome; she was recently named Sportswoman of the Year by
the Women's Sports Foundation; and she made Life Magazine's list
of the "100 Best Things About America Now." Campbell's put her on
its soup cans (with teammates Lipinski and Nicole Bobek), Disney
signed her to star in four television skating specials, and Unilever
chose her to endorse its Fresh Deoderant Caress soap. Expect to
see plenty of advertisers with Olympic dreams skating Kwan's way
as 2002 draws near.
There were 2 photos
of michelle-one right next to the part on her and one that I cropped
out of a photo collage on all of the athletes.
Check out the pictures
with the article!
is on the cover of the Feb. issue of Harvey magazine, but there
is no mention of her in the magazine. Check out Michelle
on the cover (Thanks Dave!).
Andy e-mailed me this.
I couldn't find it online. I know that this question has been in several
articles/magazines already. (Thanks Andy!)
In today's LA
Times (01/14/99), in "The Kids' Reading Room", "Sports Illustrated
for Kids Weekly", it said:
What do figure skaters
do with all the flowers that fans throw onto the ice? Molly C.,
12, Montclair, N.J.
Figure skaters often
give away the flowers. Elvis Stojko of Canada donates his bouquets
to hospitals and to homes for senior citizens. Fans of Michelle
Kwan throw stuffed animals. At Christmas, Michelle takes the stuffed
animals to patients at Children's Hospital, in Los Angeles.
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There's a nice color
picture of Michelle, which attracted my attention first as I turned
the page, Michelle was holding up a bouquet after she skated, still
long hair in the back.
is an article about Michelle in the the February 1999 issue of Sports
Illustrated for Kids! The article is three pages long, and includes
6 pictures. Also, there is a drawing of Michelle (with a gold medal
around her neck) by a reader featured in the "Make a Wish" section.
The caption says, "I want Michelle Kwan to win a gold medal in figure
skating at the 2002 Winter Olympics." (Thanks Kat!)
In the January 7 edition of the Philadelphia
Inquirer, there was a question about Michelle in the Kid's Talk
section. The writer of the article e-mailed me the other day, asking
me something about Michelle, so I couldn't wait to see it. :-) Also,
picture from Nationals is with the article.
the February issue of Teen People, there is a small mention
of Michelle. On page 42, there is a calendar for February. For Feb
13, it says, "Tune in to ABC for the State Farm U.S. Figure Skating
Championships". Also, there is a picture of Michelle's head. (Thanks
it out! (Thanks WebmastrAS!)
the January 8 issue of Entertainment
Weekly, there is an article in the "Encore" section (the part
that tells you what happened this week in a certain year) about the
Nancy/Tonya situation. The article, Ice Follies, does not mention
Michelle. But, there is a picture of the podium from 1994 Nationals,
with Michelle smiling and waving with the silver medal around her
e-mailed me the following:
There is a SMALL
pic of Michelle in this months issue of Jane
Magazine (is has Gillian Anderson on the cover). I don't have
the magazine in front of me, but the pic of her is on bottom right
hand side in the magazine (Reader's Choice awards or something).
Then, William wrote me about it:
It's on Page 91 of
the January/February issue in an article entitled "The 10 Gutsiest
Women of the Year (and a Few You Weren't Too Thrilled With)." In
a small section of the article called "You Be the Judge," it says:
Lisa Leslie and the WNBA turned out to be the biggest stories on
your sports page, but you were also pretty verbal about your disgust
for plus-que-perky Tara Lipinski's win over Michelle Kwan. Someone
even voted for Tonya Harding, saying she was 'classy.' Er, yeah."
The picture with the
article is this
one from US Pros.
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