Oh, and her Salt Lake City house is haunted by a ghost she has named Herbert.
“He’s a friendly ghost,” Bright said, laughing.
Bright, 22, recently spent time in New York doing interviews to help raise her profile, but she would be a lot more familiar to Winter Olympics fans, her managers believe, had the Olympic judges in 2006 realized just how hard her halfpipe run was. She did the run on her non-natural side, increasing its degree of difficulty, but did not get the benefit of those points. She finished fifth in the Torino Games and left feeling disappointed, but still loved the experience.
“I just felt so proud, being there and representing my country,” she said. “It’s the Olympics.”