USA's Julia Mancuso has been known for wearing a tiara on the podium, but she also sports one on her racing helmet. For luck? According to Mancuso the tiara "represents believing in yourself and everyone's a princess..." and that "everyone should rock a tiara." Mancuso rocked her tiara on the podium twice for her SILVER medals for Downhill and Combined in Vancouver.
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The Slovenian racer, Tina Maze, has also won two SILVER medals in Vancouver but for Super-G and Giant Slalom. Maze's helmet design? And extra set of eyes! Creepy? I'll let you be the judge.
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So is it lucky to have a creative and quirky helmet? Well, these ladies both won double SILVER medals. Perhaps it helped a little of their mental game. At least for silver.