If there were gold medals given out for Olympic fashion… figure skater medalist turned Olympic analyst Johnny Weir would win them all!
Seriously, if you haven’t had a chance to look at this 29-year-old fabulous rink-side style, you’re missing out.
Johnny officially came out as homosexual in January 2011, and married Victor Voronox in December of that same year. Therefore, some are saying that his flashy style is an attempt to send a message to Russian leaders, who have endorsed policies that prohibit any public gestures of support of the LGBTQ community.
In an interview he gave before he left for Sochi, Johnny revealed that he wasn’t trying to send a message to Russian President Vladmir Putin—but rather pay tribute (pun intended) to a pop culture favorite!
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“I decided to go more of Stanley Tucci’s character from The Hunger Games,” Johnny told Philadelphia Magazine. “I’m trying to stay between the lines of Johnny on Skating with the Stars and the rest of the NBC men’s family in Brooks Brothers.”
LOL! We honestly can’t think of a better comparison for Johnny’s flamboyant fashion than Caesar Flickerman—the over-the-top host of the Hunger Games! Check out six times Johnny reminded us of Panem’s favorite master of ceremonies!
Johnny Weir has always had amazing style on and off the ice—but this year is even better since he was inspired by Caesar Flickerman!