Adam Rippon Opened Up About His Body Image

Adam Rippon Opened Up About His Body Image

After coming out in 2015, four years after queer figure skating trailblazer Johnny Weir announced what the world already well knew, Rippon started gaining the attention of mainstream gay media as one of the first out gay competitive skaters in line for an Olympic win.

"Raf has calmed Adam down", said 2014 team bronze medalist Ashley Wagner, one of Rippon's closest friends who trains at the same rink. Rippon tweeted back to show his appreciation.

Rippon's performance quickly became a fan favorite among American viewers, and his song selection boosted Coldplay's song "O" on the USA iTunes charts.

Since then, the feud has mostly simmered beneath the surface, until Trump Jr. spoke up today about Rippon saying he didn't want his Olympic experience to be about Pence. "We did it, '" the Clarks Summit native told NBC Sports" Mike Tirico on Monday (Sunday night in Pennsylvania). I'm like America's sweetheart.' And he just laughed, like, in my face.

I think it's so important that as an athlete, I use this platform to my advantage.

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Urged to lose weight by his new coach a few years ago, Rippon said he had adopted the diet of three slices of whole grain bread, topped with a bit of margarine, plus three cups of coffee at each meal.

"I remember a practice with Rafael [Arutunian], and I was like, Raf, I don't like to compete", Rippon recalled at nationals in January.

When Adam Rippon and Mirai Nagasu didn't make the United States figure skating team for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, they hunkered down together on Nagasu's roof and ate In-N-Out. "To want to share your ideas and feel like people might not like them". "To stand by some of the things that Donald Trump has said and for Mike Pence to say he's a devout Christian man is completely contradictory".

"I think my hard work and me getting to the Olympics did me a favor". "And I didn't get to where I am for being gay or speaking out on different issues". They might now want to get to know me. And as soon as I was able to let go of those doubts, that's really when I was able to find my voice. He ultimately dropped that act, and instead opted for music he called "trashy club mix" for his short program because "it embodies me even more than my own voice", he told The New York Times. If you ever have the option, come to the Olympics, it's, like, a fun time.

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