*2012 Four Continents bronze medalist
*2007 World Junior champion
*Two-time World Junior silver medalist (2008-09)
*2009 U.S. bronze medalist, '07 U.S. junior silver medalist
*2006 Junior Grand Prix Final champion
*Owns three medals in the Grand Prix Series: one silver (2007 Cup of China) and two bronze (2008 Trophee Eric Bompard, 2007 Skate America)
Started skating at age 5 - "I asked my mother to take me skating at a rink that was across the street from where I was taking ballet lessons. I immediately fell in love with the sport and the next week signed up for skating lessons." ... Changed coaches in June 2009, going from long-time coach Mingzhu Li to Charlene Wong ... Returned to Li in September 2009 ... Began taking from Tammy Gambill in July 2010 ... Switched to current coaching staff in January 2011.
Has a Pomeranian named Toffee ... Has one sibling, Yangyang ... Earned the Presidential Academic Award in 2007, Principal's Award in 2006, Presidential Educational Award silver medal and the Presidential Fitness Award from 2002-06 ... Serves on the All Year FSC Junior Board, which does charity events for a number of organizations ... Supports Love of Locks and UNICEF.
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IN MY WORDS
If I wasn't a figure skater, I would ... want to be a veterinarian, gymnast, surgeon or do something in the fashion industry.
My figure skating hero is ... Michelle Kwan.
My hobbies are ... gardening, reading, art and cooking.
Jump: Triple loop
Skating manuever: Layback spin
Way to relax: Reading
Olympic sport: Gymnastics
Beverage: Caramel Frappuccino
TV genres: Drama, sports
Gloves or No Gloves
E-Reader or Book
Jump or Spin
Theater or Rental
Homecooking or Restaurant
Treadmill or Trail
Short Program or Free Skate
Pre-competition nap: No
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