Kristi's favorite movies are Sound of Music and Wizard of Oz. She loves sushi, and the TV shows Friends and ER.
Along with being the lead spokesperson for Mervyn's (a chain of retail stores), she also appeared in TV commercials and print ads for them.
In 1994, Kristi made her own children's fitness video, along with the the California Raisins. The video was available free for kids.
Kristi's many accomplishments as a professional figure skater including placing first in the 1992 World Challenge of Champions, the 1992 World Professional Figure Skating Championships, the 1993 World Challenge of Champions, the 1994 Gold Championships, the 1994 World Professional Figure Skating Championships, and the 1995 Gold Championships.
Kristi's pair skating partner was Rudy Galindo.
Kristi has the distinguishing honor of being the first U.S. woman to win pairs titles in 1989 and 1990 for competing in both ladies' singles and pairs' events.
In 2004, Kristi participated in several different televised skating spectaculars including Brian Boitano's Skating Spectacular, Holiday Celebration on Ice, Katarina Witt and Friends, Hyundai's Tribute to the Movies on Ice, and Salute to American Music.
Kristi was honored to be given the title of the official Goodwill Ambassador for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, Utah, in 2002.
Kristi appeared on Star of Ice on and off from 1992-2002.
Kristi was one of the first celebrities to pose for photographer Annie Liebovitz and the "Milk Mustache" campaign to encourage people to drink more milk.
Kristi helped write two books called Figure Skating for Dummies and Kristi Yamaguchi, Always Dream.
While she was growing up, Kristi enjoyed reading, dancing, tennis, in-line skating, and photography.
In 1989, ABC honored Kristi with the "Athlete of the Week" award. That same year the US Olympic Committee also honored Kristi with title of "Athlete of the Year for Figure Skating."
Kristi was partnered with professional dancer Mark Ballas, for the sixth season of Dancing With The Stars.
Kristi and her husband, Brett, own several homes located in Brainerd, Minnesota, Raleigh; Fremont, California; and Raleigh, North Carolina.
Hallmark honored Kristi by making a special snow globe edition featuring her skating inside it.
Kristi was the first woman to have won both the U.S. Senior pairs and ladies figure skating titles.
Kristi won the junior pairs title at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in 1986 with Rudy Galindo.
Kristi is married to Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Bret Hedican.
Kristi is coached by Christy Ness.
Kristi began skating as a child, as physical therapy for her club feet.
She has two daughters Keara Kiyomi born on October 1, 2003, and Emma Yoshiko, born on November 16, 2005.
Kristi's nickname is "Yama."
Kristi has been married to Bret Hedican since July 8, 2000. They were married in front of hundreds of friends and family in Big Island in Hawaii.
Her dress size is 2 (US).
Kristi is 5 feet, 1inch tall.
In 1996, she established the Always Dream Foundation for children.
Kristi won the ladies singles gold medal for Figure Skating at the 1992 Winter Olympics.
Her Astrological sign is Cancer and her Chinese Astrological sign is a Pig.
Kristi has brown eyes.
Kristi has black hair.
Kristi was inducted into the US Olympic Hall of Fame in 2005.
Kristi attended Mission San Jose High School.
Kristi grew up in Fremont, California.
Kristi: Winning the Olympic title is one of the proudest moments of my life. And I'm extremely proud to have represented the Olympic movement and the United States at the 2002 Salt Lake City Games. This was a wonderful opportunity for not only Americans to see the world's finest athletes but for the world to see America at its best. Now, I am thrilled to be a wife and mother, and I hope to be as good of a mother as my own mother, Carole.
Kristi: All the athletic glory and honors are wonderful but sometimes I come face to face with a disadvantaged child or with a struggling mother or father and I am grateful for my gifts. And I rededicate myself to doing whatever I can to help someone in need. The good feeling I get from contributing rivals anything I felt on the Olympic stand in Albertville.
Kristi: When I first skated here, I definitely felt small out there because it is such a big surface.
Kristi: My experience at the 1992 Winter Olympics was my fulfillment of dreaming the Impossible Dream.
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