Gracie Gold: 5 Fun Facts

Gracie Gold has become an Olympic favorite – wowing judges with her technical prowess and fans with her dazzling (CoverGirl-sponsored) smile.

At just 18, she earned a bronze medal in the Sochi games and is on track to take home more.

So what does the athlete enjoy off the ice?

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Access Hollywood sat down with the figure skating sensation and uncovered five fun facts about Gracie:

Her Favorite Music: “I love pop music… some hip hop… not super big into rap, but I love Rihanna. I love Alicia Keys. Rihanna was my first concert I went to. I love her.”

Her Favorite Movies: “I like a big mix but probably comedies… romantic comedies are my favorite.”

Her Favorite TV Shows: “Definitely ‘How I Met Your Mother.’ My sister and I powered through all the seasons, which, actually, I am kind of impressive ‘cause there are a lot of episodes. It’s kind of low brow, but the show ‘Bob’s Burgers’ is hilarious, and being from the Midwest I can kind of relate to a lot of the jokes. ‘Orange is The New Black’ is a Netflix Exclusive, I think — that’s really funny. ‘Pretty Little Liars’ — my sister and I read the books, so we stuck to it for the first season, but it started to kind of drift off, so did we. ‘Modern Family’ is always in there.”

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Her Celebrity Crush: “Josh Hutcherson. [I am a] ‘Hunger Games’ fan. Team Peta!”

She’s A Juggler: “It’s a hidden talent but when we were in elementary school, our P.E. teacher read a lot of articles about the eye-hand coordination and how it can help not just hand-eye coordination, but it works different parts of your brain and just another skill. So before school, she organized a juggling class once a week and then a cup stacking class the other week. And we all love the juggling class… almost everyone in the whole fifth grade class that I was in — 90 percent of us could juggle, which is something you don’t see every day.”

-- Erin O’Sullivan

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