Twitter Is Obsessed With This Figure Skater's Empowering Routine To Beyoncé

"Who run the world? Girls."

New rules at this year's Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang allow figure skaters to compete to music with lyrics, and Olympians have been taking advantage of it. There have been routines set to everything from Ed Sheeran to "Despacito," but it was four-time French national champion Maé-Bérénice Méité who really caught the internet's attention by skating to Beyoncé.


During the women's short program portion of the team event over the weekend, Méité skated to a cover of "Halo," followed by Queen Bey's empowering anthem "Run the World (Girls)," which had commentator Tara Lipinski saying, "OK, bring it."

"In practice sessions, people have been going crazy for this short program," Lipinski added.

Although Méité picked herself up from fall and ended up in ninth place, she was a winner in Twitter's eyes. That included SNL star Leslie Jones, who tweeted video of herself singing along to the track as Méité performed. Olympics viewers also praised the 23-year-old's costume choice, as she passed on the typical "frilly skirt" to instead skate in a black-and-gold jumpsuit.

When asked about her choice to skate to Beyoncé by, Méité explained, "[Her music] is crazy, wild, and fun. You can just dance to it, and that's how I am."

"It's different! But I'm different, too, so [going in] I was like, 'Why not go for it?' " she added, saying, "I wanted to do something that was very me, something fun, something I would enjoy!" 

You can watch the entire routine on the NBC Olympics website.

(H/T: Vanity Fair)


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