Gilles and McKernan ended their partnership in May 2008.
Gilles began skating at age 2-1/2 because her older brother, Todd, skated ... Todd Gilles competed internationally as an ice dancer with Trina Pratt ... Volunteers at the World Figure Skating Museum and the Broadmoor Skating Club ... Also volunteers at the Colorado Springs World Arena during public skating sessions ... Babysits and makes jewelry in her spare time ... Supports juvenile diabetes ... Twin sister, Alexe, is a singles skater and was sixth in novice at the 2006 U.S. Championships ... Hobbies include water skiing, snow skiing, swimming, volleyball, beading and designer clothes ... Favorite city to travel to is Taipei City, Taiwan because of the beautiful artwork and shopping ... Has a passion for fashion design, interior design and jewelry making ... Not many people may know that she has a twin sister and that she modeled as a child ... If she could be on any reality TV show, it would be "America's Next Top Model" ... After skating, she would like to go into interior design or high fashion modeling ... Her family has eight poodles, two cockatiels and several fish in two aquariums ... Loves dancing ... Enjoyed meeting Apolo Anton Ohno because she admires his focus and determination to succeed every day ... Piper's mom picked out a pair of skates for Ohno's "Dancing With the Stars" partner Julianne Hough because she was going to the rink to skate.
Favorite TV shows: Dancing With the Stars, America's Next Top Model, Desperate Housewives, The Office
Favorite movies: Blades of Glory, Music and Lyrics, Because I Said So, Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Favorite celebrities: Tyra Banks, Mandy Moore, Jennifer Aniston
Favorite books: Miracle Worker, A Midsummer Night's Dream
Favorite web sites: Neiman Marcus, Ed Hardy Shop, Nordstrom
Favorite food: Everything
Favorite drinks: Cranberry juice, water
McKernan began to skate at age 9 because his mother worked at the rink ... Skated with Alicia Wallace for one year ... Participated in the Basic Skills Program in 2000 ... Previously coached by Susan Hermann ... Studying physics and meteorology at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs ... Hobbies include fantasy sports, tennis, golf, poker and video games ... Favorite foreign city he has traveled to is Vancouver, British Columbia ... Has a passion for tennis ... Not many people know that he watches the Weather Channel when he is bored ... What sets him apart from others are his good grades in school ... Biggest life-defining moment was graduating from high school ... Most prized possession is his laptop ... Teaches skating part time ... Sister Lauren, 15, also is an ice dancer ... Father is a U.S. Army officer ... Has been deployed overseas seven times ... After skating, would like to go to college and study meteorology ... Would like to meet Bono because U2 is his favorite band ... Listens to easy rock and hip hop on his iPod.
Favorite TV show: Family Guy
Favorite movie: Blades of Glory
Favorite cause: Supporting our troops
Favorite celebrity: Adam Sandler
Favorite book: Ender's Game
Favorite web site: Facebook.com
Favorite food: Chicken pizza
Favorite drink: Lemonade