Tessa Jane McCormick Virtue is 28-year-old ice dancer who hails from London, Ontario, Canada. Alongside her partner Scott Moir, she has established herself as one of Canada’s most accomplished stars on ice. In fact, the duo has won gold in seemingly every major competition in the sport.
As a result of the success they have shared over their 20-year partnership, Moir and Virtue have been selected to be Canada’s flag bearers during the opening ceremony for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. They will be leading the way for roughly 230 Canadian athletes, in early February. They will also be making a bit of history by being the first dual flag bearers to represent the proud nation of Canada.
Between her accomplishments on the ice, and being chosen for flag duty, it’s clear that Tessa Virtue is an accomplished and well-respected athlete. Moreover, she is also one of the most beautiful women to ever put on a pair of skates.
The 5-foot-5 brunette is the very definition of both grace and elegance and is always in peak physical condition. The talented ice dancer is easily among the most gorgeous athletes Canada has ever produced.
The 15 photos which you are about to see, prove that Tessa Virtue will be the hottest gal on ice this February.
15 Stretch Your Limits
Virtue, like most Olympic level athletes, spends a great deal of time working out in preparation for competing at the highest level. As we see here, the 28-year-old looks ripped and ready to once again stand atop the podium at the 2018 Winter Olympics. In the caption below the picture, the Canadian encourages folks to, “Stretch your limits.” The powerful ice dancer’s message seemed to resonate with her fans, as the Instagram post received over 7,000 likes.
Fun Fact: The popular Canadian duo of Moir and Virtue have even starred in their own television show, Tessa and Scott. The 2014 series followed the two skaters as they prepared for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The show aired on the Canadian lifestyle and entertainment channel known as the W Network.
Here we see Tessa Virtue giving us her best Catwoman impression, while also showcasing some impressive flexibility. The black tights and somewhat revealing top make for quite an eye-catching outfit. Canada’s sweetheart shows fans her wild side with this stunning feline-themed attire. Her stylish high heels add to what is already an outstanding photograph. In fact, one might even go so far as to say that this picture is...puuuurrfect!
Fun Fact: Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue first began skating together back in 1997. In those days the duo was coached by Moir’s aunt, who also paired them together. In the early stages of their career, they trained in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario. During their time in Kitchener-Waterloo, they worked with well-known coaches like Suzanne Killings and Paul Macintosh.
13 Swimsuit Fun
In this image, the breathtaking ice dancer looks ready to compete for the title of Miss Hawaiian Tropic, in her dazzling black swimsuit. The starlet is clearly a natural in front of the camera, and would have no trouble whatsoever passing for a high end bikini model. The countless hours spent on the ice and in the gym have helped the popular skater achieve a physique worthy of its own calendar. Photos like this will certainly make folks look forward to seeing this lovely athlete at the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Fun Fact: Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue competed at the 2003-04 ISU Junior Grand Prix, which was their ISU Junior Grand Prix debut. Over the course of the event, the pair took 4th place in Croatia and went on to grab the number 6 sport in Slovakia.
This Instagram post shows Tessa Virtue deciding to go with the sexy librarian look. Her fashion-forward glasses blend nicely with the partially see-through white top. According to the caption below the pic, it would appear that the skater even designed the stylish eyewear she is sporting in the photograph. Between skating, modeling, and creating her own eyewear designs, it would appear that the brunette superstar can truly do it all. With just under 10,000 likes on Instagram, this is one of Virtue’s most popular pics.
Fun Fact: During the 2008-09 season, the Canadian ice dancer had to withdraw from competition, due to being diagnosed with chronic compartment syndrome. Compartment syndrome is a condition that results in insufficient blood supply to the tissue in one’s body, due to increased pressure from body compartments. Virtue underwent surgery to alleviate the condition in October of 2008.
11 Plenty Of Laughter
The world-class skater appears to be having a good time in this memorable black and white image. The New Year inspired caption reads, “Here’s to welcoming 2018 with plenty of laughter. What are you looking forward to this year?” While it’s unclear what her followers are looking forward to, one can safely assume that Virtue hopes to capture another Olympic gold medal in 2018. In the meantime, she creates another spectacular Instagram post for her loyal fan base, which received well over 8,600 likes.
Fun Fact: In 2010, Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue released their first book, Tessa and Scott: Our Journey from Childhood Dream to Gold. The autobiography has a 4 ½ star rating (out of 5) on Amazon.com and is available in both paperback and hardcover formats.
10 Biking Beauty
Tessa Virtue has been a part of some great photos over the years. That being said, this image which features the ice queen in a pair of white short shorts and blue half-shirt is easily among her best. The 5-foot-5 Canadian looks like she is ready to compete in the X-games with her BMX style bicycle. The Olympic star shows off her impressive abs while holding up a hot dog and a bottle of mustard. There are more than a few folks out there who would love to share a bite with this breathtaking Olympian.
Fun Fact: Virtue and Moir have won gold medals at the World Championships on 3 separate occasions. They won their first in 2010, the second in 2012, with their most recent win coming in 2017.
9 Waiting To Share
In this photo, we see the gold medalist leaning against a wall while modeling a fetching black dress. The gorgeous brunette proudly displays her hourglass figure in this popular Instagram post. After viewing the photos featured in this article, it becomes incredibly clear that Tessa Virtue has outstanding fashion sense, based on many of the outfits we have seen highlighted. Moreover, she always seems to find new ways to keep her Instagram followers engaged with must-see photos like the one shown here.
Fun Fact: Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir have excelled at the Canadian Championships over the years. In fact, the duo has captured an impressive eight gold medals at the prestigious event. They captured their first in 2008 and their most recent in 2018.
8 Strike A Pose
After seeing this particular photo, there might be a few Sports Illustrated swimsuit models worried about their job security. The 5-foot-5 Canadian ice dancer shows us her modeling chops in this unforgettable shot. This image could easily be found in the pages of some of the most popular publications in the world today. When she finally decides to hand up her skates for good, a career in modeling definitely won’t be out the question for the stunning Olympic standout.
Fun Fact: Virtue and her longtime partner Scott Moir have managed to capture seven medals at the prestigious Four Continents Championship. They won their first, a bronze, back in 2006 and their most recent, a gold, in 2017. In total, they have three gold, one silver, and two bronze medals to their credit.
7 A Leg Up On The Competition
Here we see Tessa Virtue getting a leg up on the competition in a photo which also features her longtime partner, Scott Moir. The world champions show a great deal of chemistry as they perform for the adoring masses. Moreover, they also demonstrate some outstanding balance and flexibility with this particular pose. This pic shows two of Canada’s most popular athletes in the prime of their respective careers, in a photo their fans won’t forget anytime soon.
Fun Fact: Scott Moir was born in London, Ontario, Canada. At 30 years of age, he is already the greatest male ice dancer his country has ever produced. Alongside his partner Tessa Virtue, Scott Moir has captured three Olympic medals in total thus far; one gold and two silver.
6 Black And White Heels
Virtue shows us her sense of humor with the clever pun in the caption beneath this photo, “HEELing powers.” While it might be difficult to confirm her shoes restorative powers, one thing is for certain, and that’s that Tessa Vitrue looks nothing short of amazing in the awe-inspiring black one-piece. The artistic black and white image received roughly 6,000 likes from her followers on social media. Virtue stares seductively into the camera, in one of her hottest Instagram posts to date.
Fun Fact: Virtue’s partner Scott Moir is far from the only skater in his family. His older brother Danny Moir is also a very accomplished ice dancer, who won a silver medal at the 2001 Canadian national junior. Moreover, his cousins, Cara and Sheri Moir, are also outstanding skaters.
5 Hello Party
Back in 2014, Tessa Virtue has named one of Hello! Canada Magazine’s 50 most beautiful people. Here she can be seen attending a party sponsored by the popular publication to honor those chosen. The young ice dancer certainly looks worthy of the honor, while posing on the red carpet in this radiant, partially see-through, black outfit. The Olympic gold medalist most definitely looks like a VIP, while attending this prestigious event. With wardrobe choices like this, Virtue is well on her way to becoming a fashion icon.
Fun Fact: Being roughly the same age, and having skated together for around 20 years, has lead to Moir and Virtue being asked if they are (or ever have been) dating. The two are often noncommittal with their answers, though both have apparently dated other people during the course of their partnership.
4 Yoga Pants
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Those who follow Tessa Virtue on social media outlets like Instagram know that she frequently likes to share inspirational messages with her followers. While posing in a pair of yoga pants, the Canadian beauty writes, “ I support #DoveCanada in raising a generation of girls who post fearlessly. Let’s #InspireConfidence so that every girl grows up believing she is beautiful, inside and out.” Virtue shows that she definitely knows a thing or two about beauty with this gorgeous image.
Fun Fact: Virtue and Moir made history at the 2010 Winter Olympics, by becoming the first pair to win a gold medal in their Olympic debut. Moreover, they also became the youngest pair to win it all, in their event that year. The duo hopes to once again capture gold in 2018.
3 Working Out
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Here we see the Candian Ice Queen working out, while also making a powerful statement in the Instagram caption. In the post, Virtue writes, “ Somewhere along the way, it has become the norm to judge women based on their appearance and use their beauty against them –and we all know that negative comments are the ones we internalize and remember most. But that voice in your head says, “I am good enough because I am me” needs to be louder than the noise of the critics.” This is a powerful message coming from a very powerful young woman.
Fun Fact: In 2016-17, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir managed to go undefeated for the entire season. Moreover, the pair even went on to capture their third world title during the run.
2 Defying Critics
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This Instagram post is a somewhat rare instance when we see Virtue skating by herself without her partner Scott Moir. Even in her casual practice attire, the ice dancer manages to produce another impressive photo. Moreover, she also discusses self-esteem in this memorable post. Virtue emphatically writes, “ Let’s face it, women are judged all too often on their looks instead of their accomplishments.” This statement may have considerably more impact coming from a female celebrity who is both beautiful and accomplished.
Fun Fact: Moir and Virtue returned for the second Winter Olympic run in 2014. While they weren’t able to capture a second gold medal, the pair did end up winning a silver medal. The duo also helped their home country of Canada win a team silver medal that year.
1 In Action
Here we see Canada’s iconic duo performing one of their outstanding routines. The two once again show the audience the chemistry that helped to make them the most decorated ice dancing duo the nation of Canada has ever seen. Both skaters showcase the balance and grace that fans have come to expect from world-class Olympians, in a photo that captures the pair doing what they do best. Moreover, we also see one of Virtue’s many majestic skating gowns, which never fail to capture the crowd's attention.
Fun Fact: When the pair captured the Olympic gold medal at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, they did so with a cumulative score of 221.57, through three events. In doing so, they beat out the silver medal team of Americans, Meryl Davis and Charlie White and the Russian duo of Dominia/Shabalin, who took home the bronze medal.