With the holidays already here, we just have to ask — do you own a cheesy, ugly sweater?
"I have lots of cheesy, ugly sweaters in my closet! There's one in particular — it's a Dale of Norway sweater that I got in Norway. They've always made Olympic-themed sweaters during the Olympics. It's just a very big yellow, gray, and white Norwegian fisherman-style sweater, I've had it forever. It's way too big. It's one of those things that as a Norwegian, I can't not have in my closet. It's not really tacky, but I have a Chanel menswear sweater. They do a really limited menswear collection, and it has a penguin on it. A penguin and a little CC! I can only wear it in the winter, and it's not really ugly, but it's super wintertime cheesy."
Do you have a favorite holiday movie?
"Burl Ives' Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer — I love that movie! It's old, old, old, and it's all Claymation. Burl Ives plays the Snowman, and his voice always reminds me of being young and being surrounded by my family, watching it."
How do you keep your skin looking so stunning on ice? Any beauty secrets you want to share with us?
"I always have a MAC artist do me up. I like powder, I like looking like a porcelain doll, and having very matte skin. But the most important thing I've been obsessed with is my skin regimen, ever since I got my first pimple when I was 13 and vowed never to have another one! No matter how many bottles of Champagne I've had, no matter how early I'm up, I wash and condition my face every morning and every night, no matter what. I could be falling down drunk, and I'd still wash my face."
You are an award-winning figure skater, a published author, a reality show star, you have a single out...you've done so much! What can we expect in 2012?
"Next year is going to be a big year. The second season of my reality show, Be Good Johnny Weir, will come out — I have the final shooting on Monday, actually. So, we're very, very close to finished. I think we're going to get paired up with RuPaul, so when RuPaul's on, I'll be on right after — we're a tag team of power-players for the LOGO Network. Between January and March, I'm going to train with my coach and see if I can get back into competitive shape. I don't know if I'll compete again, but I wanna see what my body can do. I'm a little old for competitive figure skating now, but I wanna see what I'm capable of."
You didn't participate in competitive skating these past two years. How was that for you?
"That's been hard. It's really hard when you've lived your life one way for so long to watch other people still doing it, and you're kind of just sitting it out. Even though I'm doing fabulous, wonderful things, I still have the heart of a tiger — all I want is sparkly warfare with other figure-skaters. But there's a time and place, and I'll have to see if I'm ready. Regardless, I feel like I just keep getting busier and busier. I have more and more things to accomplish and do. I mean, I wouldn't want to be any other way."
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