I'm not a pretty princess, and I'm aware of that, so I like music that is really intense, really bold, and characters that in a way almost have a dark side and are kind of evil because, for me, that's when I feel my strongest and fiercest, when I'm not necessarily the good girl.
I give myself a cheat day where I annihilate my diet. I'm an all-American girl, so I go for a burger and fries and a shake.
In this crazy, crazy world of figure skating, it is easy to focus on a name or a target. But when you are going after someone, it really only holds you back from what you are capable of yourself.
If I train well and stay focused, I'm confident I can deliver when the time comes.
I haven't mastered the art of sitting and smiling.
Covergirl is my sponsor, and they have been so helpful in supplying me with their wonderful products. I love their blush, mascara and lip gloss.
I think growing up in skating, I was surrounded by the LGBT community, so I grew up very aware because I was around it so often, and some of the kindest people I know are gay figure skaters.
I love hanging out with friends and family.
I live in California, so I do stand-up paddle board, which is a killer workout. I also run, about four miles every three days.
I want people to see a real person on the ice. I want to seem tangible, hard-working, passionate about my skating, not just going out and doing something I've rehearsed a million times.
I know roughly when I skate a good program where the score should end up.
I'm not one for neon colors.
When I'm competing, I need to be strong.
After a pretty amazing year that included more wins than I thought possible, I rang in 2013 by watching the Times Square ball drop on TV... and then heading directly to bed. It might not have been the typical New Year's Eve for a 21-year-old, but what can I say? It was a training night!
I'm such a strong-headed person and so stubborn, I don't need someone to be sweet to me.
I am going to get involved with giving back to military families.
I can adapt to change easily, but I'm not a fan of it.
I just believe in equality for all.
I love to win, honestly... If you love to win, you should say it. And honestly, I'm hooked on it.
I'm vicious. I can be nice off the ice, but on the ice, that's not where it's time to make friends.