I wish that the federation and people from skating would learn from the example I set, because I've never been anything but myself, I've never listened to anybody when they told me, "You need to butch it up, you need to not be so balletic, you need not to work with Russians because they make you too pretty. Championships in Spokane, Washington and was subsequently named to the U. While there, he contracted a severe stomach virus that landed him in the hospital and caused him to lose eight pounds in a single day. He competed in pair skating with Jodi Rudden on the juvenile and intermediate levels, but gave it up to concentrate on single skating. So of course it's a bit disappointing that that's the first and sometimes the only thing people will focus on," says Johnny Weir.
Whether I moved people to throw punches or cry, I did that through my art and what I do.
His parents eventually bought him a pair of used figure skates, and he practiced on a frozen cornfield behind his family home. Tell me how easy it is, then. Championshipswhere skaters compete for Olympic berths. He competed in pair skating with Jodi Rudden on the juvenile and intermediate levels, but gave it up to concentrate on single skating. This is my sixth time with the tour, I believe; I took some time away. Although he began skating at the relatively late age of 12, Weir progressed quickly through the ranks.
WayneNew Jersey Moscow. Weir withdrew from the — Grand Prix Final before the free skate due to a hip injury he sustained in a freak fall during the short program. He also modeled in runway shows for the fashion label Heatherette. Retrieved January 27, You were very honest in the book about the junctures in your career where you let yourself down. You chose to deal with it candidly in this book. An American Tail by James Horner choreo.