Harper Avery Nomination
We all know how the story goes – Cristina deserved to win the Harper Avery Award she was nominated for, but was cheated from it. Although she didn't actually receive the award, this was a pivotal moment in her career. It's definitely one of our top Cristina Yang moments.
Okay so in the grand scheme of things, this might not have been Cristina's finest moment. However, watching her drop everything to work as a bartender was totally hilarious. We're glad she ended up back at the hospital, but it was great to see Cristina trying new things.
You Are The Sun
The friendship between Meredith and Cristina is like no other. The two are always reminding each other of their worth, especially when it comes to dating. At one point Cristina tells Meredith, "He's very dreamy, but he's not the sun, you are." Cristina's words really stuck with us!
The Hot Dog Eating Competition
When it comes down to it, Cristina is probably the most competitive doctor on Grey's. In fact, she's so competitive that she even took the hot dog eating competition in the cafeteria to a whole new level! Go Cristina!
The Softball Game
There's nothing like seeing a bunch of surgeons act like kids playing on a softball field. Cristina was definitely the most interesting player to watch! Especially when she snuck her booze out onto the field with her.
You're My Person
We will never forget the moment Cristina dubbed Meredith her person. It was the first time we heard the phrase, and it stuck ever since. The friendship between Cristina and Meredith became a staple of Grey's Anatomy.
The Vent Kiss
We don't see affection from Cristina often, so when we do, we cherish it! At one point, Cristina and Owen Hunt (Kevin McKidd) share a kiss at the famous vent in the hospital. We were thrilled to finally see Cristina happy.
Cristina Goes Fishing
We were shocked to see Cristina go on a fishing trip with Derek! That's because it wasn't at her request at all, it was actually Owen's idea. It ended up being a great bonding moment for Cristina and Derek, and it was hilarious to see Cristina trying to hook a fish.
Cristina As An Old Women
In season 5, we get a glimpse of the future for Cristina and Meredith. The two are rocking gray hair and really embracing the life of the elderly. It's hilarious to see how much of Cristina really hasn't changed when she reaches old age!
Cristina Performs Surgery In The Dark
Cristina is absolutely brilliant in this scene. She successfully operates on a patient with no lights to guide her, just her hands and her skill. Cristina can be funny and reckless at times, but when it comes to heart surgery she is unstoppable.
Being Left At The Altar
This is definitely not one of Cristina's finest moments, but it is something that changed her forever. Preston Burke (Isaiah Washington) leaving her at the altar is the best thing that could have happened to her. It's hard to watch, but from here on, Cristina learns what she truly wants and what she is worth.
Cristina Actually Gets Married
After one unsuccessful wedding, Cristina decides to go ahead and give it another try. Her wedding with Owen was absolutely beautiful and she looked stunning in her wedding dress. Cristina made a beautiful bride, it's a shame this one didn't last!