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Being an occasional insomniac, I often find myself discovering shows on the tube at the oddest hours. Usually it’s reruns of Cold Case which I’ve already seen or infomercials on how you can lose half your body weight in three months with some odd-shaped machine that resembles a mini flying saucer. Then there are the days, or nights rather that you stumble upon a show that really captures your interest. Be Good Johnny Weir on the Sundance Channel was one of those shows that reeled me in. The show follows the life of Johnny who is a three time U.S. figure skating champion and World Medalist. I fell in love with Johnny because true, he is stylish, independent, and a fierce skater on the ice, but he is also clearly someone with a heart of gold who works extremely hard, loves the people around him, and with all the pressure of skating beyond perfect, being six-pack fit and looking fabulous, he always remains true to who he is and lives his dream and passion.
photo credit Isabelle Pleno
So what a nice dessert it was to see of all people, Johnny Weir strolling down the red carpet following the entree of chefs at Bon Appetit Vegas Uncork’d Weekend. All the culinary giants of Wynn/Encore, Caesars, MGM Grand and Venetian/Palazzo such as Bobby Flay, Guy Savoy, Charlie Palmer and Hubert Keller took center stage, but I have to admit that I was extra thrilled to see Johnny strutting his stuff. Perhaps it was that neon yellow Balenciaga le dix bag Johnny was rockin’ in the midst of all the chef’s whites. Who knows…but I know that I was delightfully treated to Johnny co-hosting the FENDI Fashion Feast Gala at the Bellagio the following night. We will have all the highlights of the event in the next following posts here on Food Fashionista, but for now, enjoy Johnny and I having a little chat on the red carpet.