The figure skating commentators for NBC, Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir, are as well known for their over-the-top, elaborate on-air style as they are their accessible skating insight. They take every look very seriously, meticulously coordinating their outfits and rocking intricate beauty looks (Weir calls his hairstyles “amazing artistic structures” on top of his head). So what happens when Lipinski tries to catch Weir off-duty chilling in his hotel room? Find out when she walked in on him before he was camera-ready!
After running away from her and closing the door in her face, a distraught Weir came back on camera to explain that he was trying on looks for the next day.
“What’s is with the hair?” Lipinski asked about his disheveled strands. “I took my weave out,” Weir explained.
Lipinski laughed uncontrollably throughout the clip, which shows just how close these two Olympic figure skaters-turned-anaylsts are.
The duo told PEOPLE they hang out every night to plan out their looks for the following day. “We don’t have adjoining rooms, but he is next door and we have our process that we do the night before,” Lipinski told PEOPLE. “We go in and decide what we’re going to wear the next day and we match it up and we put on a show.”
Weir said the process takes about three minutes, and he lets Lipinski chose what she’s in the mood to wear first. “Women are under a whole lot more pressure than men,” he said. “I want Tara to try on her outfits first so she’s ready and comfortable and I can figure out how to match, and I think the gentlemanly thing to do is follow [her] lead.”
After an impressive style streak so far in South Korea, they’re saving a very special outfit for last. In honor of the 20th anniversary of Lipinski’s gold medal win, they revealed that they will wear gold looks during the women’s individual event.
But they aren’t giving up any more details. “We can’t give everything away,” Weir said.
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