Michelle Kwan is an American former competitive figure skater who is a two-time Olympic medalist, a five-time World champion and a nine-time U.S. champion. She is the most decorated figure skater in U.S. history. Born Michelle Wingshan Kwan on July 7, 1980 in Torrance, California, to parents Danny and Estella Kwan, she is the youngest of three children. Kwan began skating when she was five after watching her brother play hockey. She started competing at age seven. In January 2013, Kwan married her boyfriend of 21 months Clay Pell following a 4-month-long engagement.
Michelle Kwan Personal Details:
Date Of Birth: 7 July 1980
Birth Place: Torrance, California, USA
Residence: Rhode Island, USA
Birth Name: Michelle Wingshan Kwan
Nicknames: Shelley, Shelle
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Occupation: Figure skater
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Brown
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Michelle Kwan Body Statistics:
Weight in Pounds: 108 lbs
Weight in Kilogram: 49 kg
Height in Feet: 5′ 2″
Height in Meters: 1.57 m
Body Build/Type: Athletic
Body Measurements: 32-24-34 in (81-61-89 cm)
Breast Size: 32 inches (81 cm)
Waist Size: 24 inches (61 cm)
Hips Size: 34 inches (89 cm)
Bra Size/Cup Size: 32A
Feet/Shoe Size: 6 (US)
Dress Size: 2 (US)
Michelle Kwan Family Details:
Father: Danny Kwan
Mother: Estella Kwan
Spouse/Husband: Clay Pell (m. 2013)
Children: Not yet
Siblings: Ron Kwan (Older Brother) (Hockey player), Karen Kwan (Older Sister) (Figure skater)
Michelle Kwan Education:
Soleado Elementary School
Rim of the World High School (1998)
Josef Korbel School of International Studies (2006–2009)
University of Denver (2009) (Graduated with a bachelor’s degree in international studies and a minor in political science)
The Fletcher School (2009–2011) (Graduated with a master’s in international relations)
University of California, Los Angeles
Former coach (s): Rafael Arutyunyan, Frank Carroll, Scott Williams
Former choreographer (s): Tatiana Tarasova, Lori Nichol, Nikolai Morozov, Sarah Kawahara, Peter Oppegard, Karen Kwan, Christopher Dean
Michelle Kwan Facts:
*Born on July 7, 1980 in Torrance, California, she grew up speaking both Cantonese and English at home.
*She began skating when she was five, and won the world junior championship in 1994.
*At age 13, she finished eighth in the 1994 World Championships.
*At age 15, she became world champion in 1996.
*She is a five-time world champion figure skater and two-time Olympic medalist.
*People Magazine named her one of the top 50 Most Beautiful People in the World in 2000.
*She retired in 2006.
*She has a wax statue of herself at The New York Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum.
*Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.