Johnny Weir is an American figure skater and television commentator. He is a two-time Olympian, three-time U.S. champion, and a World Championships medalist. There is many more interesting fact and inspiring things of superstar of figure skating and to know them to keep reading.
Educational background and early age of Johny
Johnny Weir was born in 1984 in Coatesville, Pennsylvania. Every year he celebrates his birthday on July 2. John is his given name. He was a shy and reserved child that’s why he struggled to fit in with other kids of his age. He said, “I was the awkward, skinny, smart, driven kid,”. And add more “I was an honor roll student. I spoke fluent French. I was a bit antisocial. I can’t say that I had a really booming social life.”
His parent’s name is John Weir(father) and Patti Moore Weir(mother). The profession of his mother is a home inspector and his father is a former high school linebacker. He has four years younger brother Brian “Boz”. In Weir’s birth year his father was injured in a car accident, he hurt his back which makes him disabled. His first experience on the pair of skates was at the age of 11, in the backyard of his house in rural Quarryville, Pennsylvania.
At that time he was able to perform successfully within a week that shows he is a very quick learner and has potential which led to a bright future. Weir was from a middle-class family but also his parents supported him in skating. Within a year he gets involved in the sport. Later his family moved to Newark, Delaware to help Weir to pursue his skating career further. Weir attended Newark High School, and in 2002 he graduated. And he studied linguistics at the University of Delaware before dropping out.
Career and professional life of Johny
Johny started his career as a figure skater at the age of 12 in 2996 and retired in the year 2013. He won his first main victory at the age of 16. He becomes determined by watching Oksana Baiul win her 1994 Olympic gold medal and started to sating at the age of 11. He won the goal medal at the World Junior Championships in 2001 and was ranked the sixth position in his duvet at the senior U.S. Championships.
In 2003 he suffered from a knee injury by hitting the wall during his long program so he withdrew from the U.S. championship competition. He became qualified for U.S. Nationals by winning his sectional and regional championship in the 2003-2004 seasons. In the 2004 U.S. Championships, he won the gold medal over Michael Weiss and Matthew Savoie. He won his first two Grand Prix titles in the 2004-2005 seasons. He also becomes first at the 2004 NHK Trophy in Japan and second at 2004 Trophee Eric Bompard in France.
At the 2005 U.S. Championship, he defended his national. He lost his national title finishing the competition in third place in the 2005-2007 season. He began training with Ukrainian coach Galina Zmievskaya. He went on the compete in the Cup of Russia and won the gold medal in the 2007-2008 season. He won a silver medal at Skate America in 2008 October. In the 2010 Winter Olympics finishing a new personal-best mixed score was 238.87 and was ranked the sixth position.
In 2013, Weir retired from professional figure skating. Then, a year later he worked for NBC as a commentator beginning at the Sochi Olympics. Weir was the face of M.A.C.’s 2011 holiday line titled “Glitter and Ice”. He printed an autobiography name Welcome to World in 2011 while he records the trails he takes to develop to be a skating champion and draw his philosophy.
Is Johny dating or married?
Before talking about his love life, let’s talk about his sexual orientation. Johny is openly gay. He is in the limelight and the talk of the town because of his sexual orientation. In 2011 when he was questioned about his sexuality he responded ‘ …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.” He officially came out gay, in his 2011 life story Welcome to My World.
In 2011, he married Victor Voronov in a civil ceremony on New Year’s Eve in New York City. Victor belongs of Russian-Jewish descent and his profession is a Georgetown Law graduate. The couple divorced in 2015, citing domestic difficulties. In 2006, Weir had two pet chihuahuas named Bon-Bon and Vanya. As of 2012, Weir has a Japanese spaniel named Tyoma. Weir dated singer Adam Lambert in 2010
Height, weight, and body measurement of Weir
Famous skater Johnny Weir is also famous for his handsome looks and charming smile. He has an athletic and hot body. Weir stands 5 feet and 9 inches tall and weighs 63 kg. His glowing face is blessed with green dazzling eyes. He has dyed dark brown hair. We’ll update you soon about his body measurement and shoe size.
Johny’s net worth and salary
The estimated net worth of the famous skater Johny is around $4 million. His primary source of income is Former Figure Skater, fashion designer, and Television Commentator.
Charity, Awards, and Achievements of Weir
Johny work on the Board of governors of Play. It is a nonprofit organization that is made to fight childhood obesity and promoting a healthy lifestyle for young people. He worked with Traver Rains to collect money for The Trevor Project, a national organization focused on suicide prevention among gay, bisexual, lesbian, and transgender youth, in 2010.
Delaware Valley Legacy Fund found the johnny& Victor Weir-Voronv Scholarship fund in 2013 for LGBTQ Youth. In the same year, John sells personal fashion and accessories to benefit the Trevor Project.
Awards and Achievements of Weir: Weir was honored by the ‘For the Love of Russia’ award from the Ice Symphony in 2007. Weir was announced the winner of the 2008 Reader’s Choice Award for Skater of the Year (Michelle Kwan Trophy) by Skating Magazine and the United States Figure Skating Association. It is the yearly trophy voted upon by skating fans and awarded to the American skater whose works were remarkable in the prior season.
In 2008 and 2010 he gets the Reader’s Choice Award. He was able to win the award again in 2010. In the same year, he gets the ‘Visibility Award’ from the Human Rights Campaign. And for the documentary films ‘Be Good Johny Weir’ and ‘Pop Star on Ice’ he gets the NewNowNext Award for “Most Addictive Reality Star”. Both documentaries were aired on the Sundance Channel and Logo Network.
He was the spokesperson of the United States as a Goodwill Sporting ambassador to Jpan in 2012. He was there on behalf of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. He was honored as a 2013 National Hero for his nonprofit foundation Delaware Valley Legacy Fund. In the same year, he gets the ‘Johnny Weir WinterPride Awards’ by PhillyPride. Besides this, he is the first skater to win three consecutive US nationals.