Friday, May 20, 2011

Babe of the day: Kiira Korpi

Kiira Korpi, born in September 1988, is a Finnish figure skater nicknamed the "Ice Princess" due to her youthful Grace Kelly-like natural beauty. The documentary was filmed in 2006 following the 2005-2006 season, which places her at 18.



See Korpi at 16 (interview Jan 2005), 20 (interview January 2009), and 22 (interview February 2011). The pictures she's chosen for the gallery on her website and her comments in the documentary imply that she prefers the heavily made-up and stylized "dramatic" shots and is less than comfortable with her "princess" image. That's too bad because the "dramatic" pictures tend to obscure her beauty while the staid "princess" imagery better reveals her natural beauty. Stunning transcendent feminine beauty like Korpi owns now is a preciously rare and ephemeral gift. It ought to be celebrated, and drunk deeply when it can be found, while it lasts.

Eric

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