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    Smile Michelle Kwan is engaged!

    Figure skating champion, Michelle Kwan is engaged to marry Clay Pell, a member of the White House’s National Security Staff according to “People.”

    Kwan has five world championships and two Olympic medals and one diamond ring.

    Kwan, 32, tells PEOPLE that she is engaged to Clay Pell, 30, director for strategic planning on the National Security staff at the White House. The two first met in April 2011.

    “It was a simple decision and it made sense; that’s what’s so exciting to me,” Kwan, 32, told the magazine. “We are working together as a team, like in [pair skating].”

    So how did it happen?

    They were at Block Island off the coast of Rhode Island, and Kwan explains, “It was hot and we were going to go into the water to cool ourselves off a little bit. I wasn’t anticipating going swimming. I said, ‘I don’t feel comfortable because I don’t have my bathing suit on.’ He’s like, ‘No, come on in,’ so I said, ‘Okay.’ ”

    He got down on one knee while in the water? Skills.

    Adds Pell: “I was nervous about wanting to do it right, but I wasn’t nervous about what the answer would be. We had been talking for a while about how we would like to have a family and the idea of getting married and what we wanted to do with our lives – and public service. So I think we both knew where we were relationship-wise and where we were going.”

    Kwan has not skated competitively since 2005, after winning nine national figure skating championships and five world championships. In June,

    Public service runs in both families. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appointed her to serve on the Council to Empower Women and Girls Through Sports, and she continues to work as a U.S. public policy envoy in the State Department.

    Also in public service, Pell is a JAG and Lieutenant in the U.S. Coast Guard. He is also the grandson of the late Rhode Island Sen. Clairborne Pell, who started Pell Grants for college.

    Pell, 30, proposed on Sept. 3 on Block Island off the coast of Rhode Island. The couple first met in April 2011.

    Adds Pell: “I was nervous about wanting to do it right, but I wasn’t nervous about what the answer would be. We had been talking for a while about how we would like to have a family and the idea of getting married and what we wanted to do with our lives – and public service. So I think we both knew where we were relationship-wise and where we were going.”

    Kwan has not skated competitively since 2005, after winning nine national figure skating championships and five world championships. In June, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appointed her to serve on the

    Council to Empower Women and Girls Through Sports, and she continues to work as a U.S. public policy envoy in the State Department.

    Also in public service, Pell is a JAG and Lieutenant in the U.S. Coast Guard. He is also the grandson of the late Rhode Island Sen. Clairborne Pell, who started Pell Grants for college.
    Michelle Kwan is engaged to Clay Pell | The Guardian Express

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    That pic reminds me why I didn't care for her spiral.
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    Good for her. I like Michelle

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    Wow, this came out of the blue.

    What happened to that Anshutz guy she was dating?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Laurent View Post
    That pic reminds me why I didn't care for her spiral.

    Are you kidding? Words cannot express how much I love her spiral.
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    Big old money. Nuala Pell, the late senator's wife, was the daughter of Jo Hartford Bryce, the A&P Heiress.



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    Quote Originally Posted by witchcurlgirl View Post
    Big old money. Nuala Pell, the late senator's wife, was the daughter of Jo Hartford Bryce, the A&P Heiress.
    Your post made me read the article instead of scanning the first 2 lines (go figure LOL) and I actually went, "Oh, those Pells!" Note to Taylor Swift - this is how it's done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by greysfang View Post
    Are you kidding? Words cannot express how much I love her spiral.
    No, being serious. She skated beautifully and turned out a lot of gorgeous performances, but I wasn't sold on her spiral.
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    Better spiral...

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    i was more shocked by the fact that she's 32!
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    This should be a good match.
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    Quote Originally Posted by greysfang View Post
    Are you kidding? Words cannot express how much I love her spiral.
    Nicole "Meth Queen" Bobek's spiral was actually better, BION. Better extension and she held on to it longer.
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    I hate to admit it, but Bobek's and Cohen's spirals were both better than MK's. What I truly love about Michelle is how she conducted herself after the loss to Tara, and the other disappointments. She seems like a classy gal.

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    Kwan's work ethic, however, put Bimbobek to shame. Nicole was so trifling.
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    Bimbobek
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