Thursday, 25 March 2010

..........For Dick...................................... Mr Johnny Weir..........





.......... my best friend Richard - aka Tricky Dick - LERVS him some Johnny Weir - and I have to admit that I find the femme little bitch a bit intriguing myself. So here is his bio and some pics and vids.

Enjoy Dick :)


Shalom


Damien




John G. "Johnny" Weir (born July 2, 1984) is an American figure skater. He is a three-time U.S. National Champion (2004–2006), the 2008 Worlds bronze medalist, a two-time Grand Prix Final bronze medalist, and the 2001 World Junior Champion.



At the 2010 United States Figure Skating Championships he was nominated as one of three skaters to represent the United States at the upcoming Olympics.[1] At the 2010 Winter Olympics, Weir finished sixth overall,[2] and as of March, 2010 is ranked fourth in the world.[3]



Personal life


Weir was born in Coatesville, Pennsylvania, to John and Patti Weir. He has a brother, Brian, who is four years younger.[4][5] Weir was raised in Quarryville, Pennsylvania, a town in southern Lancaster County.[6] His family moved to Newark, Delaware, soon after Johnny began skating at the age of twelve so he could be near his training rink and coach.[7] In the summer of 2007, he moved to Lyndhurst, New Jersey, and began training in nearby Wayne.[8] Weir was an honor roll student at Newark High School and studied linguistics part-time at the University of Delaware before dropping out to concentrate on his skating.[7][9] He is a self-proclaimed Russophile who admires the skating style and culture of Russia[10] and taught himself to speak and read the language. He also speaks some French.[11]



Weir skated with the Champions on Ice touring ice show every spring from 2004 until 2007, their last season before going out of business.[12][13] Off the ice, he has appeared in a fashion spread in BlackBook magazine[14] (including a shot of him in a wrap-around mini skirt[15]), taught Kathy Griffin how to skate in the season two finale of Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List,[16] and modeled in runway shows for the fashion label Heatherette.[17] In July 2008, the United States Figure Skating Association and Skating Magazine announced Weir as the winner of the 2008 Reader's Choice Award for Skater of the Year, an annual trophy voted upon by skating fans and awarded to the American skater or skating team whose achievements were of the highest merit in the previous season.[18]



When asked about his sexuality, Weir has stated, "...it's not part of my sport and it's private. I can sleep with whomever I choose and it doesn't affect what I'm doing on the ice."[19]

He has two pet chihuahuas named Bon-Bon and Vanya and is a collector of Russian Cheburashka memorabilia.[20][21] He has an interest in fashion design and, in addition to designing some of his own skating costumes, has designed ice dancing costumes for Melissa Gregory and Denis Petukhov[22] and show costumes for Oksana Baiul.[23]



He serves on the Board of Governors of nPlay, a nonprofit organization devoted to fighting childhood obesity and promoting a healthy lifestyle for young people.[24]

He is Roman Catholic and open to other belief systems, including practising Kabbalah, stating "I believe in anything good, and anything that can teach love".[25][26]

During the 2010 Olympics, two Canadian broadcasters commented on Weir's flamboyant demeanor, made derogatory comments of his sexuality, and questioned his gender.[27]


Documentary and TV series

Pop Star on Ice, a documentary about Weir and his career by filmmakers James Pellerito and David Barba, was filmed between 2006 and Spring 2008. It premiered at the Seattle International Film Festival on May 24, 2009 and was scheduled to show at film festivals across the United States in the Spring and Summer of 2009 before airing on the Sundance Channel on December 24, 2009.[28] The filmmakers are also making a multiple-episode TV series entitled Be Good Johnny Weir, that is set to air on the Sundance Channel in early 2010.









3 comments:

Anonymous said...

awesome....thank you so much :)

Damien Oz said...

You are so welcome :)

Paul Benjamin said...

He knows who he is, and doesn't apologize. That's what I like about him!