Thursday, January 10, 2008

Where is she now?

Long live Michelle Kwan! The 27 year old made a rare appearance at the Women’s Sports Foundation’s 28th Annual Salute to Women in Sports, last November, where she was honored. Michelle, a nine-time U.S. Women’s Figure Skating Champion, five-time World Champion and two-time Olympic medalist, is best remembered for her steady grace and athleticism. (And you may remember how she was robbed of her Olympic gold medal in 1998 by little twit, Tara Lipinski.)

These days Ms. Kwan is busy studying political science and international studies at the University of Denver, where her mentor is none other than alum, Condoleeza Rice. Rice has named Kwan a "Public Diplomacy Envoy." This means Kwan travels to places like China and Russia and meets with young people to speak about leadership and to engage them in dialogue on social and educational issues. Even off the ice Michelle continues to be a role model. Take that, Tara!