10 Questions for Sasha Cohen

The Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy, are just five weeks away, and figure skater Sasha Cohen is a top pick for a medal in the most glamorous event at the Games. First, though, the 21-year-old has to qualify for the U.S. team at next week's U.S. championships; only the first three finishers earn tickets to Torino. Cohen talked to TIME's Alice Park about skating, modeling and living by the beach.

YOU'RE A BORN AND BRED CALIFORNIA GIRL. HOW DOES SOMEONE WHO LIVES BY THE BEACH GET INTO ICE SKATING? Actually, a lot of élite figure skaters come from this area because...

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