'I Want to Be a Star.' Mirai Nagasu Is Already Campaigning for Her Spin on Dancing With the Stars

From TIME - February 23, 2018

Not even a fall can get Mirai Nagasu down.

After finishing 10th overall in the womens individual figure skating final at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, some skaters might be a bit downcast about their dashed dreams of medal glory. But not Nagasu, who flubbed an opening jump during the performance of her long program on Thursday night. The U.S. skater has already set her sights on the next big goal: competing on Dancing with the Stars.

I smiled in the middle of my program, which is really rare for me, she told reporters after her skate. So I enjoyed myself, and I thought of this as my audition for Dancing with the Stars. She continued: I would like to be on Dancing with the Stars because I want to be a star.


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