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Follow your dreams, work hard, practice and persevere. Make sure you eat a variety of foods, get plenty of exercise and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

I eat a variety of foods like vegetables, fruit and beef for protein and iron.

I'm a competitive person and I love the challenge of mastering new things.

Cardio is tough after a day of skating, but with my iPod I can get into the moment and complete the cardio training for the day.

Fashion always was a huge interest of mine. I love beautiful clothes. I appreciate fine beading and lovely fabrics.

I had whale tartare when I was in Japan, but I probably wouldn't have it again.

I'd like to cause a little riot in skating.

My academic schedule is lighter this year because it's an Olympic year.

The Olympics is about showing what you've done with your life, your dream as an athlete and sharing that with the world.

I do a variety of activities like Pilates, bike riding, physical therapy, and running. I also train on the ice five to six days a week. On the ice, I work on my programs as a whole and the individual technical elements that comprise the programs.

I like to cook simple things, like vegetable egg-white omelets; roast chicken; sauteed chicken breast with curry powder; and Greek salad. Just things that are fresh and healthy and fast and easy, because I have such a crazy schedule.

I love cashmere. For casual, I like Juicy Couture. I love the beading in Badgley Mischka. I like Dolce & Gabbana. There's such a lot to choose from.

I worked with my coach to develop some new spiral variations to make my program more interesting. Each one is different and you'll have to wait until January to see them.

I'm used to a very busy schedule. Right now it revolves around training and preparing for Nationals in January. I'm usually at the rink from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. and then I attend public school for two hours, three times per week.

No matter where I am, especially when I'm on tour around the country, Caesar salad is my standby. In a random city and eating in random to-go restaurants, you're kind of scared about trying things, but you can always count on a Caesar salad.

The night before I compete, I like to have steak. Meat is especially important for female athletes because it provides them with the nutrients they need to perform at their best.

I generally like white skates.

I love attention. I love going to events and photo shoots... I enjoy it all; the clothing, the makeup, the excitement.

I want to be the first lady to land a quadruple jump in competition. As I grow older, I know that my skating style will develop and mature.

My family has always been there to support me along the way. My coach, John Nicks, is a great influence.