Model Olympian: Karen Chen

Figure skater Karen Chen posed for the cameras at NBC's Winter Olympics photo shoot

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Some of Kristi Yamaguchi’s best advice to Karen Chen was to “skate dumb” and let muscle memory take over during a program
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Karen Chen began skating at age 4 and knew she was in love with the sport by age 6
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Karen Chen has a younger brother, Jeffrey, who is also a skater
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1992 Olympic champion Kristi Yamaguchi is one of Karen Chen’s mentors – they share the same hometown!
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Some of Kristi Yamaguchi’s best advice to Karen Chen was to “skate dumb” and let muscle memory take over during a program
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Karen Chen got a surprise visitor during her photo shoot!
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Karen Chen likes to paint and create art
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Karen Chen is the 2017 U.S. national champion
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Karen Chen finished fourth at the 2017 World Championships
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Karen Chen once went through a dozen pairs of skates in a six-month span, trying to get the right fit
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Karen Chen says she may be better off as a swimmer – she’s got very flat feet!
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Karen Chen eats strawberries as a snack after tough workouts
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Karen Chen often choreographs her own programs
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