The U.S. Figure Skating Championships are apparently going on now in Cleveland, and it’s not something we’d normally be interested around here. But that might be because we hadn’t met Molly Oberstar yet.
The 20-year-old Duluth, Minnesota native isn’t the best skater of the women who will be competing (she finished 15th last year), so she’s turned her eyes toward another career: modeling. She so serious about it that she’s entered a something called the “Real Model” contest in MPLS.ST.PAUL MAGAZINE, where readers vote for their favorite of among a group of contenders. And she’s not shy about saying exactly why she should be the winner.
I have physical attributes that would qualify me to be a real model. I am 5-feet-8-inches tall with a slender build that is toned by fifteen years of competing in the sport of figure skating. My eyes are large, my lips full, my legs long. Many have told me that I should be a model. Some have even told me that I have an exotic, European look. Beyond appearances, I have a natural affinity for expression. Figure skating has trained my body to move in myriad ways—from graceful to athletic—and my face to portray a wide range of emotions.
And here’s a couple of pictures we found of Oberstar with pals & in action:
(Molly’s on the right)
(Photo credit: Flickr member discolights444)
(Photo credit: Star-Trib)
The ladies short program is on Thursday night. Set the DVR now.
Oh, and make sure to vote for Molly early and often in the Real Model contest. It’s your duty.