Travelogue: Tara and Johnny Take Rio

So having finished their NBC broadcasting duties for the moment (they return to the air February 20, 2 pm ET with 4CC, and will be LIVE in primetime at Worlds April 2, 9 pm ET), our favorite Glitter Twins took off Sunday for fabulous Rio, where they are apparently on some kind of mystery mission although it’s probably a pretty safe bet, as many fans are theorizing, that this trip has something to do with local color/culture pieces for NBC’s 2016 Olympics coverage this summer, and oh let’s hope so. Because YES to everything that’s going on below in our roundup of all things Tara-and-Johnny. Please check back frequently for updates to their Brazilian adventure (SEE AMAZING DANCING PICS, #momfiles VIDEOS, AND NEW VIDEO CLIPS FROM THE PARADE ADDED BELOW!), which continues through early next week.


TRAVEL DAY

Ready to fly. The going bet seems to be five bags are Johnny’s and four are Tara’s but personally I’m going with six and three…

2 people 9 bags…a week in Brazil @johnnygweir πŸ‘«πŸ‘›πŸ‘›πŸ‘›πŸ‘›πŸ‘›πŸ‘›πŸ‘›πŸ‘›πŸ‘› @taraandjohnny #TaraAndJohnnyTakeRio by @taralipinski

 

Rio here we come! @johnnygweir @taralipinski #TaraAndJohnnyTakeRio by @taraandjohnny

 

How cool is @johnnygweir? Cool enough to take a photo AFTER an overnight fight when most people just want to leave and sleep. I feel bad for bugging him, but @qofjennica would never forgive me. by @mprikril

 

Ughhhhh flight snafus.

After a slight flight diversion last night we find ourselves in SΓ£o Paulo, real tired. Rio soon! βœˆοΈπŸ‡§πŸ‡·βœˆοΈ @taralipinski @taraandjohnny by @johnnygweir

 

Love this video. His shoes are amazeballs. Still awaiting the appearance of the 26 swimsuits while LOLing at SPF 400. #skaters

We’ve moved in. 147 Hangers. 52 Shorts. 37 Pairs of shoes. 26 Bathing suits. 9 Hats. 9 Suitcases. 8 Cans of mosquito repellent. 3 pounds of jewels. 2 Mosquito bracelets. SPF 400. #TaraAndJohnnyTakeRio by @taraandjohnny

 

Ping! β™₯

Nighty Night. 🐼 by @johnnygweir

 


RIO! Day 1.

Johnny’s face.

#TaraandJohnnytakeRio and Michel is along for the ride by @taraandjohnny

 

Look of the morning: Jacket @aviu_universe Drape Vintage Short @jbrandjeans Shoe @togaarchives by @johnnygweir

 

My personal AC @johnnygweir #TaraandjohnnytakeRio by @taralipinski

 

We learned to samba with the magnificent @marisafuracao! πŸ’ƒπŸΌ by @johnnygweir

 

Look of the Eve: Dress @rickowensonline Brooch @alexisbittar Platform @chanelofficial by @johnnygweir

 

a quick elevator selfie with the fabulous @johnnygweir … so you know now that Rio is the place to be right now #fashiondiaries #riodejaneiro #olympics #gay #jetsetter #fierce #johnnyweir #fashion #style #fashionable #pop by @gazellepaulo

 


Day 2.

When visiting Jesus, wear vintage @versace_official lace. by @johnnygweir

 

They look AMAZING.

Up up and away….🎈in my #eugeniakimnyc #TaraAndJohnnyTakeRio πŸ‡§πŸ‡· #roadtorio by @taralipinski

 

Adventuring @taralipinski @johnnygweir #TaraAndJohnnyTakeRio by @taraandjohnny

 

Today’s look: Vintage Lace @versace_official Short @sacai Bustle @johnnygweir Wedge @rickowensonline by @johnnygweir

 

Looking very matronly next to Tara’s πŸ‘. Xoxo -J #TaraAndJohnnyTakeRio by @taraandjohnny

 

h5>Carpool x. @katyperry and our fabulous Rio Team @gaia_make @fabianemarcial #TaraAndJohnnyTakeRio by @taraandjohnny

 

h5>Look of the Eve: T @acnestudios Eyes @therow Short Vintage Platform @commedesgarcons by @johnnygweir

 

Love love love this pic.

Life is a magnificent thing. by @johnnygweir

 

NEW!

Ran into @johnnygweir on the beach πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ #deboas #iceskating #usa #winterolympics #riodejaneiro by @thiagodsmarques

 

Day 2 #TaraAndJohnnyTakeRio @johnnygweir @taralipinski by @taraandjohnny

 


Day 3.

Ready for another glorious day in Rio! #TaraAndJohnnyTakeRio by @taraandjohnny

 

You, Me, We, Us…Turnt. #TaraAndJohnnyTakeRio by @taraandjohnny

 

When in Brazil, do as Gisele does. @taralipinski @johnnygweir #TaraAndJohnnyTakeRio πŸ‡§πŸ‡· by @taraandjohnny

 

I love that he’s always fully invested in whatever he’s doing.

Mommy. #TaraAndJohnnyTakeRio @taralipinski @johnnygweir by @taraandjohnny

 

Evita. #coffeename by @johnnygweir

 

Look of the day: Jacket Vintage Kaneko Neck @joomilim Shirt @demooparkchoonmoo Short Vintage Bangle @hermes Shoe @isetanmens Brooch Vintage Trifari by @johnnygweir

 


Day 4.

Look of the Morn’: Shirt Maison de Glamour Japan Neck @joomilim Wedge @rickowensonline by @johnnygweir

 

More #momfiles.

Mommy x. Hussy. #TaraAndJohnnyTakeRio #momfiles by @taraandjohnny

 

Look of the Afternoon: Vest Vintage Tank @wiltclothing Short @frame_denim Wedge @rickowensonline Brooch Chinese Fans ❀️ by @johnnygweir

 

Evening Look: Blazer Limedrop Australia Short @theory__ Shoe @chanelofficial by @johnnygweir

 

Tweedle Dee is looking maybe a little cranky with the heat. Note fan.

h5>Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Fun @johnnygweir @taralipinski #TaraAndJohnnyTakeRio by @taraandjohnny

 

OK, this is AMAZING. Apparently, according to what I can glean from the news item linked to by this lovely man, Johnny and Tara are riding in car #6 in a Carnaval parade in Rio this coming Sunday, February 7, which is being filmed for the Today Show. This apparently involves their visit with samba dancing celeb Marisa FuracΓ£o above.

πŸ˜±πŸ’šβ€οΈβœ¨ To tremendo! Hahahahahahah #GrandeRio #Carnaval2016 #RioDeJaneiro #RJ #TaraLipinski #JohnnyWeir #IceSkating #USA by @luisrenato

 

And there are more photos! All pics via Academicos do Grande Rio website.

Johnny Weir in Rio

 

Johnny Weir in Rio

 

Johnny Weir in Rio

 

Johnny Weir in Rio

 

Johnny Weir in Rio

 

Johnny Weir in Rio


Day 5.

Americans in Rio. #taraandjohnnytakerio @johnnygweir by @taralipinski

 

Johnnys samba side-eye is serious πŸ‘#TaraAndJohnnyTakeRio xoxo~T @johnnygweir @taralipinski by @taraandjohnny

 

LOL. Yet more #momfiles.

Mommy x. SPF @taralipinski @johnnygweir #TaraAndJohnnyTakeRio by @taraandjohnny

 

How we beach β›± #taraandjohnnytakerio @johnnygweir by @taralipinski

 

“The ethereal presenting of the booty.” I love him.

Played a pick-up game of footvolley today, a Carioca game. This is my ending pose. “The ethereal presenting of the booty.” Boys……? by @johnnygweir

 

Best friends look out for each other…πŸ‘€ #TaraAndJohnnyTakeRio @taralipinski @johnnygweir by @taraandjohnny

 


Day 6.

Trying real hard to keep whites white at my first bloco! πŸ‡§πŸ‡· by @johnnygweir

 

Caught in the act…Vampires do sleep. @taralipinski @taraandjohnny #TaraAndJohnnyTakeRio by @taraandjohnny

 

Asking where Starbucks is πŸ™‹β˜•οΈ#taraandjohnnytakerio @johnnygweir by @taralipinski

 

Feeling it…That summer heatπŸ”₯πŸ‘―πŸ’ƒπŸΌ#TaraAndJohnnyTakeRio @taralipinski @johnnygweir by @taraandjohnny

 

Mommy x. Quicknapping @taralipinski @johnnygweir #TaraAndJohnnyTakeRio by @taraandjohnny

 

Priceless. I love that he’s riding sidesaddle.

Afternoon off. @taralipinski @johnnygweir #TaraAndJohnnyTakeRio by @taraandjohnny

 

Shark Watch. @taralipinski @taraandjohnny by @johnnygweir

 


Day 7.

Yes! They’re in the parade! Cannot wait for Today Show coverage of this.

Feliz Carnaval!!! πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έβ€οΈπŸ‡§πŸ‡· @johnnygweir @taraandjohnny #taraandjohnnytakerio #carnaval2016 by @taralipinski

 

h5>The moments between frames are always the most special. @taralipinski @taraandjohnny Feliz Carnaval! πŸ‡§πŸ‡· by @johnnygweir

 

Feliz!! πŸŽ‰πŸ‡§πŸ‡·πŸŽ‰ @taralipinski @johnnygweir #TaraAndJohnnyTakeRio by @taraandjohnny

 

And a new episode of the #momfiles.

Mommy x. Stranger Danger @johnnygweir @taralipinski #taraandjohnnytakerio by @taraandjohnny

 

Brothers β›° Besties πŸ‘« #TaraAndJohnnyTakeRio by @taraandjohnny

 

Brazilian frolicking with my partner in crime β›± @johnnygweir @taraandjohnny #TaraandJohnnyTakeRio by @taralipinski

 

Whistle while you work! Brazilian dreams. @taralipinski @taraandjohnny #taraandjohnnytakerio by @johnnygweir

 

NO ZIKA.

Pre-Carnaval Mosquito Spray Down by @taraandjohnny

 

Carnaval!

Wait for it…Carnaval Floating. Honored to be guests of Rio and our school at #granderio! by @johnnygweir

 

So, I just performed for 100,000 people. Thank you Brazil and #granderio πŸ‡§πŸ‡·β€οΈ Feliz Carnaval! by @johnnygweir

 

NEW! Video clips from the parade!

Tara Lipinski e Johnny Weir no desfile da escola Grande Rio πŸŽ‰ @taraandjohnny @johnnygweir #patinação #patinaje #patins #iceskates #iceskating #figureskating #figureskate #patinaje #pattinaggioartistico #carnaval #johnnyweir #taralipinski #granderio by @eupatino

 

Johnny and Tara are dancing near the top of the float, with the red background behind them:

Carnaval 2016, Desfile das Escolas de Samba, Rio de Janeiro. 2016 Carnival parade. Rio de Janeiro – Brazil. #visitrio #brazil #riodejaneiro #carnaval #carnival #rio by @andreymcardoso

 

NEW! There’s even YouTube clips!


Video link.

 


NEW HD video from the live broadcast! And the best part is: this version is just Johnny and Tara’s portion.
Video link.

 

In fifty years were going to look at each other and say, “Hey, remember that time we danced in Carnaval?” #granderio by @taraandjohnny

 

Johnny post-Carnaval, with an early nod to no-pants season.

Post Carnaval, hotel lobby. Exhausted, moistened and happy. Why wear pants? Oyasuminasai! by @johnnygweir

 

was lovely to have you with us , family Rio Grande thanks @taralipinski e @johnnygweir !!! Foi lindo ter vocΓͺs com a gente,a famΓ­lia Grande Rio agradece β€οΈπŸ’š #GrandeRio #PisaForte #carnaval #carnaval2016 πŸŽ­πŸŽ­πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸŽŠ by @leilanerosa

 


Day 8: Finale and Farewell.

One of my favorite moments on this trip. Christ the Redeemer all to ourselves @johnnygweir #TaraAndJohnnyTakeRio by @taralipinski

 

#TaraAndJohnnyTakeRio for one last day @johnnygweir @taralipinski πŸ‡§πŸ‡· by @taraandjohnny

 

Our last coconut toast! We will be back for you Rio…get ready for us. #TaraAndJohnnyTakeRio @taralipinski @johnnygweir by @taraandjohnny

 

Tchau Rio! πŸ‡§πŸ‡·βœˆοΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ by @johnnygweir

 


UPDATE! Postscript.

postcard from #riodejaneiro β˜€οΈ@taralipinski in #trinaturkswim Tamarindo print #fringe #poncho #coverup @johnnygweir asking for directions from the locals β˜€οΈ#ipanemabeach #manbun by @trinaturk

 

Missing my little pierogi so much already. I also miss being un-sunburnt. @taralipinski @taraandjohnny #taraandjohnnytakerio by @johnnygweir

 

Missing our Brazilian team so much! We couldn’t have made it through without you guys! The man in the swan played a small but valuable part in our journey, happy giggles! We ❀️ πŸ‡§πŸ‡· by @taraandjohnny

 

I am so sunburnt. Happy February. #nofilter β˜€οΈπŸ”₯ by @johnnygweir

 


BONUS FAN ART

More Glitter Twins by the wonderful Ayumi.

@taralipinski @JohnnyGWeir Have a safe trip! Have fun! by @ayukovon

 

Brazil γ¨θžγ„γ¦ by @ayukovon

 


GET READY: Johnny is guest-starring on E! Online’s new digital series, Hashtaggers! Catch a sneak peek on E! News Monday, February 8, 7 pm ET / 6 pm CT. Afterward all nine episodes will premiere at once, including Johnny’s. More info plus video clip in this post!

Johnny Weir guest stars on HashtaggersImage via Johnny’s official website.


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  2 comments for “Travelogue: Tara and Johnny Take Rio

  1. Daniel Peoples
    February 4, 2016 at 2:19 am

    Those two are having the best time! It makes me happy.

  2. Chris
    February 3, 2016 at 10:02 am

    This post is just amazing and fun…. better than Disneyland!

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