Articles by: Johnny Weir
Johnny Weir is a three-time U.S. figure skating national champion and two-time Olympic competitor.

Johnny’s World: Giggle

January 3, 2013 9:07 AM12 comments

It’s cold. Here I stand, in the midst of a winter rainstorm, proudly letting the raindrops trickle off my eyelashes. I stare straight ahead blankly, the kind of early morning blank everyone knows and dreads. Although I’m at the beginning of another performance in front of millions of bleary-eyed early […]

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Johnny’s World: The 2012 Plan

December 27, 2012 10:43 AM5 comments

Twenty-twelve started innocently enough.

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Johnny’s World: Stage

December 20, 2012 10:46 AM7 comments

“No honey, I told you, you have to skate faster so you can jump higher and finish all the rotations.” “But mom, my coach said that I need to skate slower into that jump so I can control my body easier.” “Well your father and I spend thousands of dollars […]

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Johnny’s World: Dear Johnny

December 13, 2012 1:42 PM8 comments

I am a lucky man as I receive incredible letters every day. Whether they’re love letters or notes of simple encouragement, I take so much strength knowing there are people out there who support me.

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Johnny’s World: Taking a Stand

December 6, 2012 9:08 AM12 comments

At a recent holiday party something unfortunate happened. I was introduced to, and later inadvertently reprimanded by the crunchiest, earth and creature loving, “I barely shower because I conserve water” kind of woman, ever. The party was of mainly Russian decent with their furs, beautifully prepared meat dishes and love […]

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Johnny’s World: Failure

November 29, 2012 9:48 AM11 comments

The failures in life are the most important. The failures in life are what make us stronger. The failures in life teach us to succeed next time. The failures in life suck. Every task that we take on in life has the ability to be a success or a failure. […]

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Johnny’s World: Beauty

November 21, 2012 10:14 AM3 comments

The gap between Madonna’s two front teeth, the unadulterated largeness of Jennifer Lopez and Kim Kardashian’s famous rumps, the orangeness that is The Jersey Shore, the mole on Cindy Crawford’s gorgeous face; how do all of these things that we’d see on a normal person and be culturally taught to […]

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Johnny’s World: A Russian Tale, Volume 1

November 16, 2012 3:09 PM9 comments

This column may be a bit more blog/journal than my previous columns, but some of the things that have transpired in the past week or so have led me to tell the first, I’m sure of many, tales from my life that are just too unbelievable not to tell.

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Johnny’s World: My Right to Vote

November 6, 2012 7:09 PM1 comment

I learned at a young age that one should never bring politics into the bedroom or to the dinner table. It is a sure fire way to alienate people or boil some blood. My family is not overly political, they vote every election but we never discussed the president or […]

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Johnny’s World: Icon

October 25, 2012 1:00 PM1 comment

 He’s six months early, but he checks the internet every other hour for status updates, rumors, sketches and possibly even samples. He says things like, “The day this happens will be a special day, a great day and a day to be remembered.”

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