Worlds 2016 Wrap-Up: Of Swans, Fluff, and Borscht

JW_JLeo_WFSC_03-31-2016_01xJohnny at Worlds 2016. Gloriously huge exclusive photo © Joveta Leo. Please do click for full-size view. #eyelashes More exclusives from Joveta below!


UPDATES! Scroll down for additional photos marked “NEW,” including huge pics from the Glitter Twins’ ice sculpture reveal. Also newly added in the Day 4 section below: VIDEO from the primetime broadcast, with more to come!


I think we can all agree that That. Was. Amazing. And we don’t just mean Johnny’s hair on Friday. Saturday’s ’do was also stellar. Oh, and the skating was FANTASTIC. As was the commentary, of course.

So we previously covered Johnny At Worlds 2016: Days 1 & 2 With Bonus Tara here, and updated it multiple times, so please do go check again to make sure you didn’t miss anything. (It’s OK. I’ll wait.)

But then the fabulous Joveta Leo sent me additional exclusive photos from Wednesday and Thursday, so we must, of course, begin today’s megapost by revisiting those days first below. Then we move on to Day 3 (Johnny in glasses! And ZERO air time for him or those glasses during the live broadcast of the men’s free skate #WTAFNBCSN), and Day 4 (Johnny in three different ensembles! And STILL not enough air time during the live broadcast of the ladies’ free skate #SERIOUSLYWTAFNBC).

In addition to exclusive photos, we have a delightful roundup of pics from social media, random bits of video, and selected commentary on his commentary, all of which should kickstart your week with a huge smile and also take you forever to get through. (Although maybe not as long as it’s taking to get the idea across to NBC Sports that we’d like our skating coverage a little more coverage-y and lot more live…)

Full video of Johnny’s broadcasts is expected soon, but in the meantime, please visit this YouTube channel for the skaters’ individual programs with his commentary. Congratulations to all the skaters for a tremendous competition, to the medalists for their brilliant achievements, and to Johnny and Tara for keeping us informed, entertained, and captivated throughout. Their love for their sport truly shines through their insightful critiques and their excitement in watching it all unfold. And, as you’ll see below, whenever they’re on the air (or posting on Instagram), we’re reminded all over again why we first fell in love with them in Sochi.


DAY 1 Flashback. More Day 1 here.

All photos are huuuuuge. With special thanks to dear Joveta.

Johnny Weir (c) Joveta Leo for Binky's Johnny Weir Blog

 

Johnny Weir (c) Joveta Leo for Binky's Johnny Weir Blog

 

Johnny Weir (c) Joveta Leo for Binky's Johnny Weir BlogExclusive photo © Joveta Leo.

 

Johnny Weir (c) Joveta Leo for Binky's Johnny Weir BlogExclusive photo © Joveta Leo.

 

Johnny Weir (c) Joveta Leo for Binky's Johnny Weir BlogExclusive photo © Joveta Leo.

 

I love this pic. You know he’s saying something hilarious and enjoying the hell out of himself.

Johnny Weir (c) Joveta Leo for Binky's Johnny Weir BlogExclusive photo © Joveta Leo.

 

Filming the adorable video he and Tara posted on Instagram, in which Tara explores her feelings about his facial hair.

Johnny Weir (c) Joveta Leo for Binky's Johnny Weir BlogExclusive photo © Joveta Leo.

 

NEW! From Joveta’s Weibo.

Johnny Weir (c) Joveta Leo for Binky's Johnny Weir Blog


DAY 2 Flashback. More Day 2 here.

Judging you.

Johnny Weir (c) Joveta Leo for Binky's Johnny Weir BlogExclusive photo © Joveta Leo.

 

Johnny Weir (c) Joveta Leo for Binky's Johnny Weir BlogExclusive photo © Joveta Leo.

 

Judging. You.

Johnny Weir (c) Joveta Leo for Binky's Johnny Weir BlogExclusive photo © Joveta Leo.

 

Johnny Weir (c) Joveta Leo for Binky's Johnny Weir BlogExclusive photo © Joveta Leo.

 

JUDGING. YOU.

Johnny Weir (c) Joveta Leo for Binky's Johnny Weir Blog

 

NEW! One more from Joveta.

Johnny Weir (c) Joveta Leo for Binky's Johnny Weir Blog

 

NEW! Two more huuuuuge pics from the Glitter Twins’ ice scuplture reveal.

JW_FrostIceLoft_03-31-2016_05AVia this wonderful interview from the Boston University student newspaper.

 

JW_FrostIceLoft_03-31-2016_04BAnd via this article from NBC Sports.


VIDEO!


A brief fab clip from this longer backstage video.
Video link.

 


Johnny does a little shoulder shimmying to Poker Face during a break in the action. Video courtesy of Joveta Leo.
Video link.


DAY 3. Men’s Free Skate Live Broadcast.

So early. So desperate for coffee. So much glasses.

Look who we met at lunch! Johnny Weir! On his way to commentate for tonight’s Men’s Free Skate! by @shelleysedlacek

 

Another day, another handbag for @JohnnyGWeir. I still have massive bag envy. #Worlds2016 by @toepicktrips

 

On break between pairs and men’s.

Jump! by @johnnygweir

 

My favorite #figureskater @johnnygweir at #worlds2016 I’m o(^▽^)o #figureskating #johnnyweir by @hanamulyati

 

Live Men’s Free Skate w/Johnny & Tara from the World Figure Skating Champs NEXT at 9 pm ET on @NBCSN #Worlds2016 by @nbcsportspr

 

Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski by @cheerknithanson

 

2 of my favorite skaters ever @johnnygweir and @taralipinski . thank you for the pic. 2016 ISU World Figure Skating Championship #worlds2016 #figureskating #iceskating #skating #boston #worlds by @chrissykaay

 

Johnny, Worlds 2016, Day 3. Alas, we did not get to see our weird but much-loved aunt on the air during the broadcast. Did I mention that…?

That thing of when your weird aunt comes to watch your recital…🤓 Photo: Getty by @johnnygweir

KUDOS for Johnny & Tara on the men’s free skate live broadcast. A small sample:

 

 


DAY 4. Ladies’ Free Skate Live Broadcast.

Morning glimpses:

Johnny Weir & Tara Lipinski talking World Figure Skating Champs NOW on @TODAYshow by @nbcsportspr

 

It’s the finale day from #worlds2016! Tune in to @todayshow around 8:05 am ET to see what @taraandjohnny have to say about tonight’s competition from @tdgarden! by @usfigureskating

 


Johnny and Tara on Today! With thanks as always to video ninja Jenn Kittler.
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Afternoon sightings:

Me and @JohnnyGWeir! ⛸ #Worlds2016 by @beliefbeat

 

Johnny Weir & Tara Lipinski just sat down in front of us at World Skating Championships (my geek moment) #Worlds2016 by @juliegould4

 

At the World Figure Skating Championships scoping out Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski. by @vladdiefan

 

Sitting just behind Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski #Worlds2016 by @douggould1

 

@JohnnyGWeir, looking smashing today! #Worlds2016 @Worlds2016 by @b_ridgeb

 

GUYS GUESS WHOSE SPARKLY RHINESTONE HEADSET I FOUND @JohnnyGWeir by @lizz_icekander

 

@JohnnyGWeir by @mfgus

Pre-primetime break:

Getting a lift from Boston’s finest! Thank you for keeping us safe! #bombsquad by @johnnygweir

 

With the legendary Tatiana Tarasova . . .

My girls. @taralipinski and Tatiana Anatolievna. by @johnnygweir

 

. . . who also posted another version on her Instagram.

Теплая встреча с JOHNNY WEIR и Tara Lipinski. Boston 2016 Чемпионат Мира by @tarasova.official

 

NEW! With Ari Zakarian.

My two lovely friends, always positive and kind, was great to see you by @arizakarian

 

Piper Elizabeth with Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski at Worlds 2016 Boston. #taniabass #taniabasscouture #johnnyweir #taralipinski #Worlds2016 @taniabass by @taniabasscouture

 

NEW!

This sport has made more than one dream come true and I don’t want it to be over ❤️❤️ @johnnygweir @taralipinski by @yvessaintlance

 

Going down at 9pm on #NBC The #worldfigureskatingchampionships #worlds2016 #makeupartist #makeup #taraandjohnny #bling #bedazzled by @emilycolt

 

A special pre-broadcast message from his home rink, the Skating Club of Wilmington:

Good luck tonight @JohnnyGWeir at Worlds… We love you! by @IceSkateWilm

PRIMETIME on NBC!

NEXT – World Figure Skating Champs hosted by Tara Lipinski, Johnny Weir & Tom Hammond LIVE on @NBC #Worlds2016 by @nbcsportspr

 

I spy @TaraandJohnny all spruced up for the live broadcast by @glitterzone

 

The two diva’s of figure skating! #worlds2016 #taralipinski #johnnyweir #boston #tdgarden #divaslife #ignaciovalero #valerodesign by @valerodesign

 

Ready for the end of the ladies free skate with my faves @taraandjohnny #worlds2016 by @theresa_rose56

 

Join us tonight for the ladies free skates LIVE at 9 EST on @nbcsports! Gracie Gold 🇺🇸 leads an exciting group of talented divas! by @taraandjohnny

 

NEW!

Taking fangirling to a new level this weekend. 🙋🏼 @taraandjohnny #worlds2016 by @micheemoore

 

ジョニーさんは毎日お綺麗でした(^.^) [Johnny, every day you’re beautiful] by @noir_et_blanche

 

Screencaps from the broadcast.

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More candids.

12 hours in makeup and still flawless as ever with @johnnygweir and @taralipinski . So proud to be working this event with the incredibly talented @mariolazysk on hair and myself on face. #gorgeous #glam #giorgioarmanicosmetics #makeupforeverofficial #narscosmetics #thebalmcosmetics #rcmakeup #nyxcosmetics #makeup #makeupartist #worlds2016 #figureskatingworldchampionships #taraandjohnny by @emilycolt

 

An intimate moment with @taralipinski & @johnnygweir / @taraandjohnny #worlds2016 #johnnyweir #taralipinski by @thackarybinx

 

One of my favorite Johnny lines, right at the start of the broadcast:

“She could make borscht out of this entire ladies field” – #johnnyweir commentary is the true winner of the evening #serving #fierce #hautecouture #fashion #hunty #art #worlds2016 #figureskating #taralipinski #funny #skate #skater #figureskating #evgeniamedvedeva by @banhmiforbruce

 

What a fabulous week of skating. Thank you to my beautiful @taralipinski for simply being! Tonight’s look: Jacket @msgm_official Suedes @iroparis Face @emilycolt Hair @mariolazysk by @johnnygweir

UPDATE: VIDEO!

Johnny and Tara introduce the ladies’ free skate broadcast in primetime on NBC. With special thanks to video ninja Jenn Kittler! Full broadcast videos coming soon.


Video link.


KUDOS for Johnny & Tara on the ladies’ free skate live broadcast. Another small sample:

 

 


And finally, one of the best tributes of all, from 2016 World Champion Evgenia Medvedeva: first, during the ladies’ free skate small medals ceremony on Sunday, she told the assembled media that her figure skating idols were Yuzu and Johnny . . .

Evgenia Medvedeva named #YuzuruHanyu and @JohnnyGWeir as her #figureskating idols. ❤️ #Worlds2016 by @glittermess

 

. . . and later in the day, at the Worlds 2016 gala, she performed Johnny’s signature slide in her exhibition program. ❤️

Oh nothing…World Champion @jmedvedevaj copying my slide. ❤️ Молодец!! by @johnnygweir

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REMINDER: Go see Johnny in Dallas April 10 . . .

JW_Dallas_04-10-2016_promo06A_1024Info here. Image via Johnny’s official website.


. . . or Delaware April 15 and 16 . . .

JW_Art2Skate_04-2016_05-5C_1024Get show tickets here; special meet-n-greet tickets here. Image via Johnny’s official website.


. . . or Bulgaria April 23. (Hey, it could happen.)

JW_KOI_04-2016_promo_01_1024Info and tickets here. Image via Johnny’s official website.


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