If you’ve been stuck in a cave somewhere, you may actually be unaware that the world has gone completely gaga over Scotland’s 19-year-old Olympic curling superstar, Eve Muirhead.
This blog hasn’t published too much on her in the recent past, such as when the frenzy first picked up this past fall and February. But that’s only because the “quick links” we used to feature here are now posted to our Twitter feed, located here, which passed the 3,000-post mark last month.
We did cover some of her junior exploits, in 2008 and also in 2009, and we did (sheepishly) promote a “vote for the hottest female curler at the worlds” blogpost last year, in which Muirhead finished third (a more recent poll from Swift Current 2010 saw her place first).
We also noted her team’s Summer 2009 training regimen, which saw them jumping off rocks on the island of Cyprus. We kid you not.
But the Olympic frenzy over this talented – and quite mature – star-in-waiting has largely been saved for both the March and April print editions of The Curling News, as well as our Twitter feed. For example, we were first to note, almost a month ago, that Eve would be jetting to New York City in early April to take part in “Dressed To Kilt”, a famed fashion and cultural celebration of all things Scottish.
While it must have been frustrating to consume soft drinks while all around her were quaffing whiskey – New York’s age of majority is 21 – the young starlet was probably thrilled to rub shoulders with Hollywood celebrities. Yesterday’s turn on the fashion catwalk was noted in these Getty Image pics taken by Andrew H. Walker, which we are showcasing at left (click to increase size of the montage).
A tip of the chapeau to our friends at Skip Cottage Curling, who were the first to locate a Getty pic, and also the first to point to this Daily Record photo shoot, which captured Muirhead and her lovely silver lasses on the curling ice in evening gowns.
Finally, we direct you to this Eve Muirhead fan page on Facebook, which boasts over 7,500 fans and which also showcases numerous articles and images of devotion to Eve, from Japanese illustrations to this magazine link which puts her 14th on a list of over 130 global “sexy female celebs”.
So there you have it. We have more obviously joined the frenzy, we suppose… don’t you just love a parade?