This post appears originally on The Lab NYC

Sasha Cohen was the face of US Figure Skating for an entire generation.  She won a silver medal for the United States with a gutsy performance at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Torino, Italy. She is an icon of her sport but also holds worldwide influence in other realms including fashion and nutrition, leading the way in promoting a healthy physical and mental daily regimen that stretches across all demographics. She was a world champion, and was one of those rare athletes that transcended her sport to become a celebrity, philanthropist, and torch bearer for a new generation. 

Reality shows frequently ask Sasha to participate. Project Runway, with Heidi Klum, was a big success when contestants were asked to make a skating dress for Sasha. Sasha has put touring first, which limits her exploration of more movie and TV projects  When Sasha tours the nation and the world with Stars on Ice, her signature fashion designs are as highly anticipated as her sensational skating programs and music selection. Her one-of-a kind dresses are dynamic in color, fabric and style, and are unique to her sport.  World-renowned photographer Mario Sorrenti, who spotted Sasha skating at a rink in New York City, photographed her for the high-fashion French V magazine. Sasha has also been featured in Seventeen, Sports Illustrated, Vogue and other international and national photo spreads in both sport and lifestyle publications. Sasha is as much an ambassador for her charities, including the Figure Skating in Harlem organization where she serves on the board. Recognizing that young people are influenced by what they see in public, Sasha thrives on being a positive role model.

Here “The King Of Kamelot” chats #InTheLab with the face of US Figure Skating for the last decade, Sasha Cohen, to talk about her incredible career on the ice, becoming the face of the skating world, winning a Silver Medal in the Olympics, her new project called SNOXX (There’s a kickstarter campaign that you have to check out), transitioning to being a student at Columbia University, and so much more!