What made you begin to do your own renditions of popular music for your skating programs?
There are many different types of music that I could’ve skated to but these two songs stood out. They are both sang by legends and are very different from each other. One of my programs is sassy and the other program is filled with emotion. You also don’t hear many people skate to Beyonce or Whitney Houston.
When did you start singing?
I started singing since I was very little. I have always loved singing so, once I started I never stopped.
Who are some of your role models both on and off the ice?
My biggest role model would have to be my mother because she has been strong though all of her hardships and kept a smile on her face even when she wasn’t feeling well.
Your ultimate goal is to become the first African-American to win Winter Olympic gold for skating. Can you tell us more about that?
Being the first African-American to win gold at the winter Olympic for figure is my dream and I intend for that dream to become my reality. I want to show people the love that I have for this sport in my performances. I enjoy seeing people smile when I figure skate.
How do you balance training and other things like school and a social life?
Of course, it is very important for me to have a social life because I am always in the rink. I do have friends and acquaintances that are figure skaters, but I also have rely [on] close friends that aren’t figure skaters. Sometimes it is hard to have a social life because I am so busy. I usually do school after I finish skating for that day.
What advice would you give to little girls that would like to follow in your footsteps?
I would tell them to keep going no matter how hard it is because it will get easier and easier if you just keep trying. I would also tell them to have fun because anything thing that you love doing you should also have fun doing.
Where do you see yourself five years from now?
I do see myself still figure skating. I have no idea what I’m going to look like, but I will be skating.
— Starr Andrews (@Skating_Starr) February 1, 2018
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