All eyes were on Tessa Virtue over the weekend, as she and her ice dancing partner, Scott Moir, received a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame.
The 29-year-old Olympian looked Hollywood ready as she arrived on the red carpet of the annual awards celebration at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto.
Virtue wore an emerald green gown by Spanish designer, Yolancris, and a pink ostrich feather jacket by Fox the Label. The London, Ont. native previously wore the gown on a recent cover of Real Style magazine, and teased fans on Twitter that she was saving the look, which she calls her “favourite dress ever,” for a special occasion.
Paired with emerald earrings and loose waves, Virtue and Moir were one of nine influential Canadians to receive the prestigious honour.
“The thing with the Olympic movement and sport, in general, is that there’s always another story, another athlete coming that is even more inspiring and is giving more to the Canadian public,” Virtue said. “We’re so lucky to be a part of something bigger.”
Virtue and Moir celebrated their recent win at the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics by embarking on the Thank You Canada Tour, a 26 city cross-country adventure alongside fellow Olympians Patrick Chan, Kaetlyn Osmond and Elvis Stojko.
After wrapping last month in St. John’s, N.L., the pair are continuing to stay busy by promoting an updated version of their 2010 book, Tessa & Scott: Our Journey from Childhood Dream to Gold.
“I think we still consider ourselves quite private,” Virtue said in an interview with CTV News. “The first edition of the book, neither of us had social media, we kept a lot sort of close to us and in our vicinity. It was a way for us to share our story with our fans and this was really no different. The last eight years have held a lot of emotions and a lot of ups and downs, especially with the comeback to Pyeongchang. I think we sort of wanted to break down those walls. So, what people might see on the outside, we wanted to give them some insight into the behind-the-scenes.”