Johnny Weir Is #Winning The Olympics With His Bad A$$ Outfits
February 17, 2014
In case you forgot, there’s something called the Olympics going on right now in Sochi, Russia. But I really wouldn’t blame you if totally forgot about it. Not only is it the wrong season where the games are taking place (52 degrees does not mean winter), but there’s hardly any big-name athletes on Team U.S.A. to get excited about. Sure, everyone over there is super talented, there’s no denying that, but what happened to the Michael Phelps‘ and Michelle Kwans of the world? There’s not even someone like Ryan Lochte for comic relief. The only dude I can think at Sochi that’s on the same level of fame as these names is Shaun White, and he has yet to win a medal.
Which brings me to my point. The real winner of this year’s games for Team U.S.A. is Johnny Weir. The former Olympic ice skater turned NBC news caster has been stealing the spotlight from all the athletes over in Sochi with his sartorial choices. From green leather Rick Owens wedges, to a seriously bomb-ass pink Chanel blazer, Johnny has been killing it with his #OOTD, which he obvi puts up on Instagram. Johnny tells Philadelphia Magazine that his personally selected attire is Hunger Games-inspired. More specifically, he wants to be the real life Caesar Flickerman (aka Stanley Tucci‘s character), minus the whole, you know, reporting on kids fighting to the death thing.
If you haven’t tuned in to his broadcast with co-anchor Tara Lipinski, you’re seriously missing out. This guy is single-handedly keeping Americans watching the games. Just so we can see what crazy vintage designer item he wears next. Click the slideshow to see all of Johnny’s outfits so far, and check his Instagram daily for more looks!