French Olympic ice dancer endures wardrobe malfunction to stay in medal contention
This is the second time someone's garments have come undone during Winter Games skating
A little over two weeks after the Super Bowl halftime show avoided a repeat of Justin TImberlake-induced nudity, the 2018 Winter Olympics has fallen victim to a wardrobe malfunction of its own. Partnered with Guillaume Cizeron for her ice dancing short program at the Winter Games this week, France's Gabriella Papadakis finished second only to a Canadian duo. But her 81.93-point score was accompanied by an emerald costume that came unhooked at the neckline and, ultimately, as CBS News reported, left one of her breasts exposed live on TV.
"I felt it right away and I prayed," Papadakis said of the unlatched top. "That's about what I could do."
Along with Cizeron, the 22-year-old skater apparently entered her competition as a gold-medal threat to Canada. And while she still placed less than two full points behind her Canadian rivals, dancing while simultaneously holding up her garments, Papadakis is now known mostly across social media for her outfit malfunction -- something that NBC has already edited out of broadcast replays.
The Papadakis incident wasn't actually the first wardrobe problem to hit the Olympics, though, as CBS News noted:
American-born ice dancer Yura Min, competing for South Korea, had the back of her costume come unclasped during her short program with partner Alex Gamelin in the team competition.
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