French ice dancer Gabriella Papadakis stated her “worst nightmare” come true Monday, February 19, after suffering a wardrobe malfunction that left her breast exposed at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, south Korea.




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France’s Gabriella Papadakis sick a wardrobe failure while contending in the ice dance short dance of the number skating occasion with Guillaume Cizeron during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic gamings at the Gangneung ice cream Arena ~ above February 19, 2018. ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images

The 22-year-old was skating come Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” when a elevator by her companion Guillaume Cizeron led to her costume ending up being undone and exposing she breast. However rather than permit the accident to shatter she Olympic dreams, the athlete powered v her quick program, and the duo come in second place v 81.93 points. 


“I feeling it ideal away and I prayed,” Papadakis called reporters after ~ the routine. “That’s about what I can do.” 


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France’s Gabriella Papadakis suffers a wardrobe malfunction while contending in the ice dance quick dance that the number skating occasion with Guillaume Cizeron during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic games at the Gangneung ice Arena on February 19, 2018. ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images

Despite the mishap, Papadakis knew she had to save going. “It to be pretty distracting, sort of mine worst nightmare happening in ~ the Olympics,” she revealed. “I told myself, ‘I don’t have actually a choice. I need to keep going,’ and also that’s what we did. Ns think we can be proud the ourselves being able to deliver a an excellent performance with that happening.”

Those watching at residence were impression by Papadakis’ resilience. “French ice dancer skates through costume failure with nip out for half of routine. The CONFIDENCE and poise . . . Wow,” created one human on Twitter. “Lol imagine functioning for choose 2 years on your number skating, going to the Olympics, and also when you lastly perform, you get referred to as out due to the fact that a nipple popped the end for favor 3 seconds. Move ON people IT to be BEAUTIFUL SKATING, focus ON THAT!!!”




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France’s Gabriella Papadakis sick a wardrobe breakdown while competing in the ice dance quick dance that the number skating event with Guillaume Cizeron during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic games at the Gangneung ice cream Arena on February 19, 2018. Jean Catuffe/Getty Images

NBC edited the accidental R-rated gaffe out of future broadcasts and also videos online. 

This is the second time during the PyeongChang gamings that costumes have actually been an problem for skaters. South korean ice dancer Yura Min’s costume came to be unhooked just seconds into her regimen with companion Alexander Gamelin top top February 11.