Johnny Weir talks about the Olympics and Evan Lysacek
By Greg Hernandez
I’ve become a Johnny Weir groupie.
I’m completely charmed and dazzled by this gifted Olympian who most certainly marches to his own drummer.
At the GLAAD Media Awards over the weekend, I got to gab with Johnny a bit and he could not have been nicer.
Here is our chat:
Q. You’re such a hero the way you conducted yourself at the Olympics in the face of some difficult circumstances. Where did that strength come from?
A. I find that I’m very strong and that’s something that was instilled in me by my parents. They never told me not to do something or to do it this way, they always pushed my brother and I to do everything the way we thought was right. When you don’t have the constant badgering from family and friends, then you tend to grow and be unique and strong in who you are.
I’ve fallen down more than I’d like to admit in life but I always get up, and I always dust myself off and I keep moving because my parents taught me that.
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