Where’s the Olympic French ice skater’s medal for her mid-performance costume change?On February 23, 2018 by Lucius
Olympic ice skating doesn’t have to be about the triple flips and double axels.
French ice skater Maé-Bérénice Méité somehow worked in a small costume change during her performance Thursday in the ladies’ single free skate program.
She surprised the judges with a new bedazzled skirt and skaters should take note.
The 23 year old changed her look as her music shifted from “Nocturnes” by pianist Frédéric Chopin to “Happy” by C2C. In a split second, she turned ice skating into Project Runway.
But, this isn’t her first time taking risks in her Winter Olympics performances. Previously, in her short program, she performed “Who Run The World (Girls)” by the queen herself, Beyoncé.
The song selections and surprising costume reveals aren’t going unnoticed by ice skating fans, especially favorite Winter Olympics correspondent Leslie Jones.
OMG MAE-BERENICE MEITE WITH A MID-FREE SKATE COSTUME CHANGE. I die.
— Quallwork (@clowallwork) February 23, 2018
I saw a goddess on the ice tonight, and her name was Maé-Bérénice Méité. 🇫🇷❤️
— Julie Armstrong (@julesda23) February 23, 2018
Maé-Bérénice Méité’s mid-program costume and music change has got me SHOOK.
— Allyson Chiu (@_allysonchiu) February 23, 2018
Although Mae placed 19th in the free skating, she still won a fashion medal in our books.