On Monday morning in Korea, America’s first openly gay winter olympian, Adam Rippon won bronze for his country. Since then he’s pretty much broken the internet. He’s Reese Witherspoon’s new best friend:
— Reese Witherspoon (@RWitherspoon) February 12, 2018
He set himself apart as a role model for LGBT kids everywhere. He spoke out about wanting his olympic experience to be about his amazing skating, not Mike Pence.
He’s not just a fantastic skater though. Adam also has the voice of an angel as he demonstrated at the 2017 Grand Prix of Figure Skating.
He spoke to People TV about how he loves to be different.
He’s been cracking us up on Twitter.
I was recently asked in an interview what its like to be a gay athlete in sports. I said that it’s exactly like being a straight athlete. Lots of hard work but usually done with better eye brows.
— Adam Rippon (@Adaripp) December 28, 2017
I’ve been bleaching my teeth for the past few days and now the wind that I create from just talking makes them hurt. Like, I think this is a sign that I’m officially ready for my Olympic debut.
— Adam Rippon (@Adaripp) February 11, 2018
My mom once told me she named me Adam because she thought it sounded "under the radar" but she didn’t know who she was dealing with.
— Adam Rippon (@Adaripp) December 14, 2017
Importantly, he’s a RuPaul’s Drag Race Fan!
Me @ me when I’m tired during practice and go into every jump in my program pic.twitter.com/hP0DWjLv7X
— Adam Rippon (@Adaripp) January 29, 2018
— Adam Rippon (@Adaripp) January 25, 2018
And he has these words of wisdom for everyone.
FUN FACT: Being true to who you are and not giving a shit about what others think about you is an awesome and liberating thing whether you are gay or not – Sometimes we the gays need to be reminded more often but, LIKE, EVERYONE SHOULD TRY IT, FOR REAL. JUST DO IT.
— Adam Rippon (@Adaripp) February 14, 2018
Congratulations on your win Adam, keep killing the game!