Imagine Bobby Trendy on ice skates instead of clunky heels and you have Johnny Weir. Who's Johnny, you say? Johnny Weir's the living incarnation of Jon Heder's ambiguously gay character on Blades of Glory, except Weir is full-on fierce flaming fagalicious flamboyancy. And more importantly - he's for REAL.
From Towleroad :
"It's more exciting to walk in a fashion show or portray Jesus than it is to sit at home learning how to play the piano or skating to 'The Nutcracker'...The risks I'm taking are natural to me. I didn't go to BlackBook and say, 'I want to pose in heels.' I said I'd do it because it's fun for me. It wasn't like I went in and said, 'Oh my God, I want heels. I want fur. I want glitter. I want to be made up totally like Amanda Lepore (the self-proclaimed No. 1 transsexual in the world).' ... I think the pictures are very interesting. They're not gaudy. They're not campy. They're just me modeling clothes."
Do take time to read Weir's fantastic interview on ESPN , where, among other things, he gamely discusses what it's like to be the maverick of men's figure skating and how he felt when he donned "a swan-inspired costume, with glittery, featherlike designs across the chest, crisscrossed strapping over one arm and a single red glove he called Camille" while competing at the 2006 Olympics at Torino.
And yay! Now he's gonna have his own reality show!
And here's the Queen of The Ice in action, footloose and fanciful. A fountain of flaky fantasy flinging fabulousness all over creation while flying, sliding, and gliding to "Poker Face":
And lest you think Weir is all flash but no substance, he just made the U.S. Olympics team.
Now that's fab.