Just when you thought Maé-Bérénice Méité couldn't get any more awesome, the French figure skater did it again. The kick-ass athlete who already made headlines for performing to Beyoncé wowed viewers yet again with a during the ladies' free skate last night at the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Méité started the routine wearing a sparkly purple top and simple black skirt — a solid choice for her Chopin soundtrack. But halfway through the program, Méité pulled back part of her skirt to reveal a colorful, bedazzled layer underneath. Then the music shifted to another genre completely: the electronica track "Happy" by French DJ group C2C. Smooth, Maé-Bérénice, smooth.
Check out a video of the quick change below:
The choice seems especially daring considering the many wardrobe malfunctions that afflicted skaters this year, including ice dancers France's Gabriella Papadakis and South Korea's Yura Min. Méité, a Paris native, doesn't shy away from bold outfits though.
Her "Halo" and "Run the World (Girls)" short program also included a brave costume choice: a black, bedazzled unitard. In a sport rife with flouncy tutus and even elbow-length gloves (see: gold medalist Alina Zagitova), her fearless approach to dressing garners lots of attention.
Only a handful of figure skaters have gone that route, including American Debi Thomas before the required pants, and Russian Irina Slutskaya after the ISU repealed the rule. Latvian skater Diana Nikitina also embraced the catsuit this year.
The four-time French national champion would go on to place 19th overall after an unfortunate fall, but this fashionable skater still earned major style points. Now both of her looks from PyeongChang deserve a spot among the best figure skating outfits of all time.