Johnny Weir is a famous American figure skater, who later turned out to be a performer; a musician and an artist/ celebrity. He rose to fame in the 2001 World Junior Championship; where he won the first gold of his career and then went on to win the Gold three consecutive times at the U.S. National Championship in 2004, 2005 and 2006. After finishing his time with the game, he went on to host and perform in several ice shows that ultimately led him to become a showbiz, a celebrity.
He is known to have produced shows like To Russia with Love (2014), Pop Star on Ice (2009) and Be Good Johnny Weir (2010) apart from his other appearances. Despite several controversies that surrounded his personal and professional life, he still received the Reader’s Choice Award for Skater of the Year, in 2008. He has also been awarded with the “Visibility Award” in 2010 while he became America’s Goodwill Sporting Ambassador to Japan in 2012. He was acclaimed the “National Hero” in 2013 by Delaware Valley Legacy Fund and since 2013; the “Johnny Weir Winter Pride Award” has been founded in his honor.
Johnny was born on the 2nd of July, 1984 as John Garvin “Johnny” Weir in Coatesville, Pennsylvania, United States of America. Born in a working class family to father John and mother Patti Weir, he has a 4 year younger brother named Brain. With not much known about his childhood or family, it can be said that he has a Norwegian ethnicity but is an American citizen. He developed an interest towards ice-skating from a young age of 12, when he saw Oksana Baiul win the 1994 Olympic gold medal. He started training and got better and better into skating until he finally got a chance to prove his worth in the big stage, in 2001. His timing of jump, and rotation was somewhat artistic which added a new flavor to the game and sports pundit credited him for “bringing flash to a snoozy sport.” Having performed in this field for 10 active years, he has still been working behind it in his own ways. He is what you might rightfully call “Retired but not tired” and has been performing around in Japan, China, Russia and other countries.
As mentioned above, Johnny has been in several scandals and controversies throughout his career. His sexuality is no secret but that could have lost him several medals according to some sports journalists. His first impression in the 2010 Olympics was similar, when he performed brilliantly but still didn’t win a medal, which was later linked with him being sexually gay. The same time, he appeared wearing a fox fur on his skating costume and became a center of hullabaloo amongst those who put forward animal rights. Having had enough of people talking behind his back about his personal life, he came out openly in 2011, accepting and acknowledging that he has a right to privacy about his personal life. Having had no girlfriends in his lifetime, he had once been married but is now divorced and single.
He was married to his longtime boyfriend and husband Victor Voronov, who was also a Russian by ethnicity and a lawyer by profession. The two of them got married in 1984, but got divorced in the early of 2015, citing some irreconcilable domestic reasons. A Roman Catholic by religion, he is an American by nationality and has got mixed Eastern European ethnicity. With not much of shirtless pictures available in the media, he has a considerable fan following on his social media like Instagram and Twitter. With a height of about 5 feet and 9 inches, he has got a charming face and also has a big bag of money, as his estimated net worth value is $1 million US dollars. To find out more on his life and career, you can go through Wikipedia and read his biography.