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17 Reasons Why Yuna Kim Will Forever Be The Ice Queen

Because she's not the hero we deserve, but the one we need...

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a.k.a. the Ice Queen.

She is an Olympic champion, a two-time World champion, Four Continents champion, a three-time Grand Prix Final champion, the 2005 Junior Grand Prix Final champion, and a six-time South Korean national champion.


1. She's a Guinness World Record Holder.

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For the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, she had a total score of 228.56 - the highest score since the creation of the ISU Judging System, registering her in the Guinness World Records.

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She skated this James Bond medley for her short program in the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, setting a new world record of 78.50 points!!!

4. She's a great Ice Dancer as well...

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7. Even other Olympic skaters fangirl over her.

Gracie Gold: "I finally got a picture with Yuna!!!! #fangirling"

Polina Edmunds: "Yellow wassuppp. Yay for an official picture with the amazing Yuna Kim! #sochi2014 #yunakim #queenyuna"

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Kazakhstan's Bronze Medalist Denis Ten

10. But she uses her fortune wisely and generously.

To say Yuna is a philanthropist would be an understatement. Yuna was appointed a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in 2010 and has used her fame & fortune to help those in need across the globe, including relief efforts in Haiti, Japan, and the Philippines. This past year, she donated her entire prize reward of $100,000 to the victims of the typhoon in the Philippines. Read more about her humanitarian work here and here.


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15. She's a published author.

She published two books: Seven-Minute Drama, in which she chronicles her figure skating experience since the age of seven, and Like Kim Yuna, which is aimed for younger readers/fans.