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Kristi Yamaguchi    

Former Olympic Figure Skater, Olympic Gold Medalist & Celebrity Champion in the 6th Season of Dancing with the Stars

Kristi Yamaguchi is an Olympic, U.S. and World Hall of Fame figure skater. She has won two World Championship gold medals along with one Olympic gold medal.

Yamaguchi's professional career has flourished both on and off the ice. When she joined the cast of Stars on Ice in 1992, her presence helped define the tour as the preeminent skating show in the world. She toured for 10 years, consistently delivering exquisite performances that brought audiences to their feet. During that time, she also won numerous professional competitions and frequently appeared on television specials. She served as a Goodwill Ambassador for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City and was one of the few artists asked to perform at both the Opening and Closing Ceremonies. She has also authored multiple books including Figure Skating for Dummies, Always Dream, and children's books Dream Big, Little Pig!, and most recently, It's a Big World, Little Pig!.

Throughout her professional career, Yamaguchi has been a highly sought after corporate spokesperson. She currently works with Kelloggs and the American Lung Association. In 2008, she became the celebrity champion in the sixth season of the hit show, Dancing with the Stars.

One of Yamaguchi's lasting legacies will be her Always Dream Foundation (, founded in 1996. The foundation has been an active fundraiser and supporter of children's charities in the San Francisco Bay Area. Yamaguchi's women's active wear line, Tsu.ya, founded in 2102, donates a portion of its proceeds to her Always Dream Foundation


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