Olympic Gold changed me and my life dramatically. I became a celebrity overnight and people see me as a famous skater, not a real person.
One of my favorite vacation places is Miami, because of the people, the water and the beach - of course - and the architecture on Miami Beach is so wonderful.
People really do spend a lot of money on their pets - sometimes more then themselves.
First, I have to thank God for giving me the gift that he did as well as a second chance for a better life.
I have a lot of different stages in my life when training has been easy or hard. Now, it seems that I have been training for so long that it has become almost second nature to me.
I skate now for fun and to keep myself in shape.
I don't care what the critics say or think because I care for and love my fans.
My weaknesses are my jumps. The reason is that although I land them in practice, when I actually compete or perform, I should let my body go and stabilize my mind better. Also, I need to work on not letting negative thoughts and emotions get to me on the ice.
Pairs skating and singles are two different things. Although some skaters have achieved this successfully, it is a very difficult transition. You're looking at double work.
I'd like to consider myself a versatile skater and I like to skate to different kinds of music.
Actually I dance really well on the floor.
I started taking ballet lessons when I was three and a half and I still take dance classes.
I wish I could compete again, but my good feeling is, these competitions are better as exhibitions.
Professional competitions are overrated.