Vanessa James & Yannick Bonheur
If You Were...
The first of the Grand Prix events of this Olympic season was the Trophy Eric Bombard in Paris, France. Romain Gazave, himself being a pro-skater, took it upon him to have a short chat with several skaters, asking them a few fun questions. French Pair Champions 2006/2007 Vanessa and Yannick happily obliged for the first piece of this series!
IF YOU WERE……?
Yannick : Summer
A Music Piece:
Yannick : Anything from Michael Jackson
Vanessa: Somewhere Only We Know
Yannick : Save The Last Dance
Vanessa: Shall We Dance
Yannick: Lord Of The Rings
Yannick : A bull
Vanessa: A unicorn
A Piece of Clothing or Accessory:
Yannick : A golden necklace
Vanessa: A nice pair of earrings
Yannick : France
Yannick : Paris
Vanessa: Washington D.C.
Yannick : Colombo (a specialty from Martinique: that is a French Caribbean island)
Vanessa: ice cream and cookies (lol)
A Personal Quality (on this one, I’m asking Yannick to answer for Vanessa and Vanessa for Yannick):
Vanessa answering for Yannick: Entertaining
Yannick answering for Vanessa: (hesitation) …she’s always happy: Positive
A Flaw (on this one, I’m also asking Yannick to answer for Vanessa and Vanessa for Yannick):
Yannick answering about Vanessa: She can be too much of a perfectionist.
Vanessa answering about Yannick: Introverted (He has a tendency to hide his feelings and what he thinks.)
One of the 4 elements:
Yannick : Fire
Yannick : Black Code (Armani)
Vanessa: Coco Mademoiselle (Channel)
Yannick : Water
Vanessa: Gin fizz
A Musical Instrument:
Yannick : Guitar
A TV Show:
Yannick : Prison Break
Vanessa: Gossip Girls
Yannick : Will Smith
Pairs Skaters (inspiration):
Yannick : Berezhnaya / Sikharulidze
Vanessa: Berezhnaya / Sikharulidze
Single Skater (inspiration):
Yannick : Victor Petrenko
Vanessa: Michelle Kwan
What’s your Goal for this season?
Yannick: to be French national Champions, 5th at the Europeans and to qualify for the Olympic Games (there are two pairs couples in France at the moment competing for only one spot in the O.G. - ed)