Ashley Wagner knew that 2014 would be a whirlwind year. In February, she made her Winter Olympics debut in Sochi, Russia. After a month stateside, Wagner jets to Tokyo this week for the World Figure Skating Championships. Following its conclusion, the 22-year-old heads back to the U.S. to perform in "Stars On Ice," which begins April 4 in Fort Myers, Florida.
But in addition to training for competition and performance, Wagner also found herself preparing on the fly to handle celebrity status. A photo of the figure skater's reaction to the judges' scores of her first Olympic skate became an Internet meme; Wagner's expression suggested she was not a big fan of their opinions.
"I had no idea that my face became a meme until one of my friends posted on my Facebook wall some BuzzFeed article about me," Wagner said via telephone. "So I think in this day and age, social media is crazy, and the doors it opens up for athletes is amazing."
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