Meet Starr Andrews, the 21-year-old taking the figure skating world by storm

Meet Starr Andrews, the 21-year-old taking the figure skating world by storm

Starr Andrews, one of the most well-known figure skaters in the United States, has captured the hearts of millions of fans with her outstanding performances. She made a name for herself in her skating career at an early age.

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Starr Andrews of the US skates her free skate in the women's competition at Skate Canada International in Mississauga, Canada, on October 29, 2022. Photo by Geoff Robins (Modified by author).
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At just 21 years of age, she made history by becoming the first Black skater to win an ISU Grand Prix medal. Black skaters have not received a medal since the 1995 start of SCI's first competition series. On Saturday, 29 October 2022, in Mississauga, Ontario, that all changed when her performance earned her a silver medal and placed her second overall.

Profile summary

Name Starr Andrews
Name of motherToshawa Andrews
Age21 years (2022)
Date of birth 23 June 2001
Birth countryUnited States of America
Place of birthLos Angeles, California
Zodiac signCancer
Height4 feet 11 inches
Weight 45kg
Eye colour Dark brown
Social mediaInstagram, YouTube, TikTok, Twitter, Snapchat

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Starr Andrews' biography and family

The well-known figure skater was born in Los Angeles, California, on June 23, 2001. Toshawa, a former figure skater, is a major source of motivation for her daughter, Starr Andrews. After witnessing her mother compete, young Starr decided she wanted to be a figure skater.

Her older sister is an equally accomplished athlete. It is common to see the two sisters spending holidays together. Additionally, Starr has a younger brother named Ashton and a second older sister named Taylor.

Starr Andrews' early life

Starr Andrews found it difficult to attend school with other regular children because she began figure skating when she was three. To finish her education, Toshawa, her mother, enrolled her in homeschooling. She graduated in 2020. When Andrews was three years old, her mother took her to the ice rink, and she grew interested in figure skating.

In 2018, she recalled, "I genuinely wanted to get on the ice, but I was too small, so I had to wait." In 2005, she started taking skating lessons.

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Around 2013, Derrick Delmore started working with her. In the novice division of the 2016 U.S. Championships, Andrews finished sixth.

Starr Andrews' age

As of November 2022, she is 21 years of age, and she has already made a name for herself in her skating career, being the first Black figure skater to win the ISU Grand Prix medal. Her mother was a former figure skater and has been a major source of motivation.

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Starr Andrews of the United States performs during the women's short program during the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating on October 28, 2022, in Mississauga, Ontario. Photo by Dustin Satloff.
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Starr Andrews skates to "whip my hair"

An online video from December 2010 shows Andrews, then nine, skating to Whip My Hair surfaced on YouTube. Fifty-seven million people had viewed it by November 2022.

Starr Andrews competed in Skate Canada with the finest free skate of her international career, finishing second, matching the best full-fledged Grand Prix finish for an American woman in the previous six years. Andrews finished with 6.33 points behind the winner Rinka Watanabe of Japan, in the free skate in Mississauga, Ontario, after landing six triple jumps.

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It surpasses her previous best finish in seven senior Grand Prix outings, which was fifth in 2019. It is one of the best Grand Prix finishes for a Black singles skater, if not the best. Before the Grand Prix Series debuted in 1995, France's Surya Bonaly won several competitions that later evolved into Grand Prix. Later in her career, she finished third in two Grand Prix Series competitions.

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Women's gold medalist Rinka Watanabe with silver medalist Starr Andrews and You Young at the ISU Grand Prix Skate Canada on October 29, 2022. Photo by Geoff Robins.
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Starr Andrews' Instagram

On her official Instagram profile she has 34.7K followers as of 29 November 2022. On Twitter, she has accumulated 4133 followers and on TikTok, she has 30.6K likes.

Starr Andrews' awards

Starr won the silver medal at the 2022 Skate Canada International, the 2019 International Challenge Cup, the 2019 Egna Trophy, and the 2017 Junior Nationals in the United States. She is the first African American woman to win a Grand Prix medal in the singles division and has placed in the top 10 at three ISU Championships.

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Starr Andrews' boyfriend

Even though she has not disclosed anything about her personal life to the public, one thing is certain—she is currently concentrating on her job. Therefore, it can take some time to learn who her boyfriend is.

Starr Andrews' coach

The 21-year-old skater has received coaching from several people to get to the position she is in now. Around 2013, Derrick Delmore started working with her. In the novice division of the 2016 U.S. Championships, Andrews finished in sixth place.

Delmore and Peter Kongkasem taught her in Lakewood, California, and Riverside as she advanced to the junior level. She won the junior ladies' division at the Golden Bear of Zagreb in October 2016, making her international debut.

At Skate Canada in Mississauga, Ontario, she created history. She currently holds the distinction of being the first Black US figure skater to do so since the 1995 start of the ISU Grand Prix.

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"I can't express how I feel now in words!" Andrews posted on Instagram with enthusiasm. "I am quite proud of my performance in Canada. I appreciate all the encouragement I've received, even when my skating wasn't at its finest. A dream has come true with this."

Starr Andrews has already made a name for herself in her skating career and has captured the hearts of millions of fans with her outstanding performances. Indeed she has a bright future ahead of her.

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