When Julia Mancuso completed her Olympic event -- the women's downhill -- in Whistler, she broke out her famous tiara.

In first place at the time, she eventually lost to teammate Lindsay Vonn, who battled a bruised shin to take gold by just over half of a second.

But Mancuso kept the tiara on, even on the medal stand. The American skier has been wearing it since her coach gave her a plastic one in 2005 as a good luck charm. She also has a line of lingerie out called 'Kiss My Tiara.'