Winter Olympics 2018: French ice dancer suffers wardrobe malfunction

It was close, but the French pair of Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron came up less than one point shy of winning gold and had to settle for silver in the ice dancing finals in PyeongChang.

When Papadakis' halter-top dress became unfastened at the beginning of her performance alongside partner Guillaume Cizeron in the short dance on Monday afternoon, the cameras kept rolling as she fought to protect her modesty while still executing the key elements required by the judges.

Papadakis and Cizeron vowed to come back strongly from the incident, which left Papadakis in tears as she was questioned by reporters.

Compounding her embarrassment, the incident was replayed in slow motion on screens at the arena.

Gabriella Papadakis, a 22-year-old ice dancer from France, went through everyone's worst nightmare at the Winter Olympics. "I was terrified [for] the entire program", Min said.

Despite the slight hiccup, the pair finished the event in second with a score of 81.93.

Gabriella stunned in a handsome deep blue dress and not only prevented another wardrobe malfunction mishap but also stole a million hearts with her lyrical free dance performance.

Papadakis's wasn't the only wardrobe malfunction on the ice at the Pyeongchang Games. Not only was the incident shown on the Olympics' worldwide broadcast but also on replays in Gangneung Ice Arena in Gangneung, South Korea.

Papadakis and her partner Guillame Cizeron took to the ice after Canadian rivals Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir nailed a world-record setting short dance. Earlier on, South Korean Min Yura also had her dress come unhooked and was forced to carry on nearly the entirety of her routine while constantly readjusting her dress to keep covered. "I think we can be proud of ourselves being able to deliver a great performance with that happening". I had no choice than just keep going.

"It's just frustrating to miss a few points because of a costume issue", Cizeron said.

A little over two weeks after the Super Bowl halftime show avoided a repeat of Justin TImberlake-induced nudity, the 2018 Winter Olympics has fallen victim to a wardrobe malfunction of its own.

  • Stacy Allen