Johnny Weir certainly got viewers buzzing, even if he only finished in sixth place after the men’s short program in figure skating at the Olympics Tuesday (Feb. 16).
Oh sure, he’s a character, as we can see from the clips from the series “Be Good, Johnny Weir,” and there was that whole situation with him rooming with Tanith Belbin. But a big part of the buzz was probably (definitely) his outfit, a hybrid black and pink number that has a corseted back and front, peekaboo sleeve, sheer gloves, ruffles with pink piping and of course, the tassel.
In Johhny’s own words, he “rocked” that tassel, and it certainly did add extra oomph to his spins and jumps.
]]>NBC’s video of the performance.
And here are a couple more pics of the tassel with Johnny attached.
Sixth place isn’t a wonderful place to be since it’s assumed Johnny is out of medal contention unless any of the Top 3 make huge mistakes Thursday (Feb. 18) during the men’s free skate. Regardless, we expect Johnny to bring the same sense of fun. We also hope he updates his outfit from the free skate he performed at Nationals, which you can check out below:
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