Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Something Beautiful Today

Johnny hits the ice for his rehearsal in Sun Valley. 
This is about the happiest he looked the entire time, 
until he came to greet his waiting fans. The rest of 
his rehearsal was a quiet and intense tug-o-war 
between him and illness, fatigue, altitude, and smoky air.

Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.
Please click for beautiful full-size image.

UPDATE: Excerpt from Johnny’s
latest column, “Johnny’s World: Make-Up,”
for the Falls Church News-Press:

As I became more followed and well known, I learned that when you have bad or sad news to break you have to do it thoughtfully, and with process. You have to omit or lie to conceal the truth to the people who don’t know you personally, yet know you quite intimately, just until you’re ready, and while that may seem understandable, it’s still a lie that you must live with on a daily basis until the news can splash forth from your swollen eyes and puffy, reddened face. ...

Thursday, September 19, 2013

While We Wait...

Johnny in Sun Valley, Idaho,
preparing for his debut performance 
of Schindler’s List while battling 
a monster cold, high altitude, and smoky air. 
I can’t even imagine how he gave such a 
beautiful performance that night—except that 
that’s just the kind of world-renowned champion he is.
Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.
Please click twice for amazing full-size image.
It’s like you’re standing right there. ♥

Re: recent reports in the press:

Here is Johnny in his own words today, in his latest column for the Falls-Church News-Press. While we still await a direct statement from him regarding his future, he addresses the issue here obliquely, through the prism of NYFW and with brutally self-aware honesty—as always. Please read

Some brief excerpts:

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

With Your Celebrity Host, Johnny Weir

Johnny at G Lounge’s Sweet 16 birthday 
party in Chelsea last night, at which a 5,000-square-foot 
mural by artist David Paul Kay was unveiled. 
Photo posted to Instagram by G Lounge: 
“Strike a pose Johnny Weir! Celebrating G Lounge’s 
Sweet 16 and the unveiling of @davidpaulkay’s 
‘The Destination.’ Thanks to @andrewwerner 
for the photography!”

Re: recent reports in the press:

To all who have asked me re: news reports about Johnny being out of consideration for the Sochi Winter Games: 

Friday, September 13, 2013

Walk Walk Fashion Baby

Johnny walks the runway for 
Tumbler and Tipsy on the last day of NYFW. 
Totally different look for him, and he seemed to have 
fun with it, tweeting: “Thank you @tumblerandtipsy 
and @MichaelKuluva for a brilliant day. 
So happy to walk for you. Large smooch.”

REMINDER!! NYC-area fans: 
Monday, September 16, 
is G Lounge’s Sweet 16 party, 
with your favorite celebrity host, Johnny!
Open to the public—details here
Don’t miss it!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

A Sudden Craving for Marshmallows...

Johnny at The Blonds NYFW show
 last night. He described his look as “inspired by 
getting punched by a marshmallow.”

So the Fashion Week photogasm continues with Johnny’s appearance at The Blonds, plus he’ll be walking today at 2 pm EDT in the Tumbler and Tipsy by Michael Kuluva show, presented by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation. He previously walked for Tumbler and Tipsy earlier this year and was awesome.

First, though, we have less pleasant matters to which we must attend, namely the considerable ugliness happening among gay media outlets, which have delighted in deliberately misrepresenting pretty much everything about Johnny’s eloquent interview with Keith Olbermann this week:

Friday, September 6, 2013

Sun Valley Sneak Peek: "A Rare Human So Breathtaking..."

After a long day of fighting a monster cold, high altitude, 
and air infused with leftover forest-fire smoke— 
through rehearsals and two spectacular performances 
that required oxygen in between—Johnny is, as always, 
nothing but warm and gracious to every. single. fan. 
at the Sun Valley post-show meet-n-greet.
Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.

More exclusive pics below, 
including his gorgeous Schindler’s List debut!