Beauty Live Megapost: ‘We Came for Johnny Weir’

JW_FB_Galleria_04-10-2016_001Johnny autographs copies of his book, ‘Welcome to My World,’ during his appearance at Dallas Galleria’s Beauty Live on Sunday, where he met and rehearsed with young skaters, appeared on the local NBC station, did a live interview and Q&A, and then closed out the event with a spectacular skating performance. Photo via Justin Lucero, who wrote: “LoVed You all day long @JohnnyGWeir @GalleriaDallas #BeautyLive #GalBeauty #Dallas 💜”

UPDATE: MORE NEW VIDEO! Please enjoy wonderful behind-the-scenes and rehearsal footage, as promised, courtesy of Galleria Dallas!

Behind-the-scenes at Beauty Live. I really love this montage, especially his interactions with fans, and his introduction on the ice beginning at about 2:39: “The Galleria Dallas is proud to introduce one of the best skaters of our time: three-time US national champion, two-time Olympian Johnny Weir.” YES.
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Rehearsal clips, including Johnny with adorable kids.
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UPDATE: NEW VIDEO! Here is Johnny’s full ‘Creep’ performance from Beauty Live on Ice. Very special thanks to Galleria Dallas Ice Skating Center for making this available. They note that more video, including special behind-the-scenes footage, is coming soon! Scroll down for additional videos below.

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Kayso I have waaaay too many things to get done this week before I drive 750 miles to Delaware on Thursday (yes! Art2Skate, here we come! Buy your show tickets here and meet-n-greet tickets here!), so here we go: Johnny was AMAZING at Galleria Dallas, but fortunately you don’t have to take my word for it because a zillion people tweeted and Instagrammed and Facebooked about him, and so all I had to do was gather up this embarassment of riches and plop it down here so we could all enjoy a rather more sparkly Monday than we might otherwise. Please make yourselves at home and take your time browsing through all this gloriousness while I finish 462 loads of laundry so that I can stare into the abyss of an empty suitcase at midnight Wednesday and mutter, “So, the black leggings? Or the other black leggings…?”

One of the interesting trends in the social media response to Johnny’s appearance in Dallas, as you’ll see below, is the number of people who discovered upon meeting him that he is just a really, really nice guy. People always seem surprised by this, as if they were expecting some kind of l’enfant terrible, or at best a rather haughty diva, and then he’s there in front of them and he’s sweet and funny and very very kind, and they’re utterly smitten. (ETA: a similar reaction is seen in Johnny’s pre-Galleria interview with Arnold Jones of the Dallas Voice—a must-read chockful of quotable Johnny goodness—that opens with: “I have to admit: I approached my interview with Johnny Weir seized by a cocktail of eager anticipation and dread. Here was one of the most iconic American figure skaters of his generation … but also a lightning rod for controversy. He was a talented Olympian, but also a fashionista. Would he be more jock or mean girl? A diva or a dude? As it turned out, a little bit of both … but also a frank and thoughtful man who has matured into his role as senior statesman of skating.”)

We begin with a tiny sample of my fav tweets, followed by a bunch of clips and yes, nearly 70 photos (please read the captions because they’re lovely) which isn’t even all of them but seriously I have all this laundry…









Adding his autograph to the Galleria Dallas ice rink.

Beauty Live On Ice rehearsal this morning. You don’t want to miss this skating gala today at 4pm! Two time Olympian and 3 time National Champ Johnny Weir! by Galleria Ice Skating Center


With famed Dallas personality Steve Kemble, known as “America’s Sassiest Lifestyle Guru.”

Beauty Live Galleria Dallas!! Olympic Skater Johnny Weir Skate Show Rehearsal! I interview Johnny at 1pm on the Beauty Live Stage! He performs on the ice at 4pm! Come Join Us!! by @stevekemble


@johnnygweir has the SASSIEST Skates EVER!! @christianlouboutinshoes ! @galleriadallas by @stevekemble


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Morning rehearsal ✔️ Beauty Live On Ice with @johnnygweir this afternoon at 4pm!! #galleriadallas #galbeauty #beautylive by @knardo18


Ok @TommyHobson & @taraperry Zoe’s show is today! Send + vibes @ 2 PST! Zoe w/ @JohnnyGWeir this AM. Super nice guy! by @icedragon1969


✨Come watch the #beautylive show today at 4pm at the Galleria Dallas!✨😍I can’t wait to perform with the AMAZING @johnnygweir @johncoughlinusa @caydeedenneyusa 📸🎥@galleriadallasiceskating @galleriadallas #GoBeauty by @chopstickspin


Live at 4pm today @GalleriaDallas! @JohnnyGWeir @CaydeeDenneyUSA @JohnCoughlinUSA #GalBeauty by @cdsk8


#1stletmetakeaselfie #johnnyweir #olympian #nationalchampion #fashionicon #iwannabelikeyou #beautylive #GalBeauty by @sarahnaguiling


AM rehearsals for today’s Beauty Live On Ice! It’s going to be a great show with @johnnygweir @johncoughlinusa @caydeedenneyusa @chopstickspin @viviskates #galbeauty #galleriadallas by @galleriadallasiceskating


We are super excited to have these amazing skaters join us for the finale of Beauty Live today at 4pm on the ice! @johnnygweir @caydeedenneyusa @johncoughlinusa @galleriadallas #galbeauty #galleriadallas by @galleriadallasiceskating


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Can’t wait for this afternoon! 1pm Fashion Show and 4pm Skating Gala! Come on by Dallas! 💃🏼⛸@galleriadallas #beautylive by @johnnygweir


Getting a lift from John Coughlin….

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…and the close-up version.

@johncoughlinusa @johnnygweir having a little fun at morning rehearsals for Beauty Live In Ice. Join us at 4pm today for a great show! #galbeauty #galleriadallas #johnnyweir #johncoughlin by @galleriadallasiceskating



Johnny offers a preview of Beauty Live.
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Getting ready. I love the caption on this photo.

So this happened. I had the honor of doing Skating Sensation @johnnygweir ‘s makeup for #beautylivedallas – when I tell you, he is an AMAZING individual- a LIVING DOLL! His skin is a dream. Thank you #macmacysdallasgalleria and @brighteyes989 for this opportunity. This is a wonderful full circle moment as my first holiday season with @maccosmetics featured his collaboration. #macartist #makeupbyme by @origami_swan


More behind the scenes with @JohnnyGWeir. Makeup by #Mac at @GalleriaDallas by @nellit916


⛸⛸⛸ Come THRUUUUU contour! What an honor to do @johnnygweir ‘s makeup for #beautylivedallas – I had a blast and the bonus is he took the selfie! What a true doll! by @origami_swan


Johnny details his look.

Look of the afternoon: Jacket @donnadegnancollection Ruffles vintage Neck @joomilim Leathers @rtabrand Shoes @trashandvaudeville Face @maccosmetics by @johnnygweir


With Dallas food and lifestyle blogger Nelli Tokleh.

Excited to meet Olympic ice skater Johnny Weir at #galleriadallas! See him at the 1pm panel today at Beauty Live and his ice skating show at 4pm. #galbeauty by @nellidfw16


With Dallas socialite and fashion/lifestyle blogger Cynthia Smoot.

Such a treat to meet Olympian cutie patootie @johnnygweir at #BeautyLive @galleriadallas by @ohsocynthia


With Real Housewives of Dallas cast member LeeAnne Locken.

Had the BEST TIME hanging with @JohnnyGWeir at #BeautyLive! #realhousewivesofdallas #RHOD #OlympicSkater by @leeannelocken


Backstage shenanigans with Steve…

The AMAZING!! @johnnygweir! Backstage Sassiness before I interviewed him at Beauty Live @galleriadallas !! by @stevekemble


…and then the on-stage interview portion of our pageant begins.

Steve Kemble and Johnny Weir kicking off today’s first panel at #BeautyLive. #galleriadallas #galbeauty by @nellidfw16


We’re already loving everything @JohnnyGWeir has to say! #DontMiss this exciting, entertaining & fabulous segment. by @galleriadallas


@stevekemble + @johnnygweir = SASS FAB!!!! 💗😘💋💄👠⛸ #small4style #dallasblogger #galbeauty #galleriadallas #beautylive #galleriadallasbeautylive #stevekemble #johnnyweir @galleriadallas by @alexsmall4style


Johnny at the Galleria. Can’t wait to see the skating show. Hopefully I can get a good viewing spot! #galleriadallas #johnnyweir #figureskating #beautylive by @mac21672


@JohnnyGWeir @SteveKembleChat on stage right now@GalleriaDallas #beautylive by @jubrlu86


Beauty Live @galleriadallas Interview Olympic Skater Johnny Weir!! He is faaaaaaabulous!! by @stevekemble


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Instagram video by @rogmahal


Yayyyyyyyy!!! So thrilled I got to see @JohnnyGWeir! Too shy to ask my question, but everything was still fabulous! by @bondgirlboots


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Great #BeautyLive session with @SteveKembleChat @JohnnyGWeir today @GalleriaDallas #GalBeauty by @ohsocynthia


Watched a lovely interview with @JohnnyGWeir. Love him so much! by @komishika


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Fashion tips, an impromptu book signing and lots of laughs. Thank you The Official Johnny G. Weir for gracing our stage with your fabulous presence! by Galleria Dallas


Post-interview selfies.

me and @matthewww_14 just met 😍😍 @JohnnyGWeir by @lolocanavan


OMG JOHNNY WEIR!!! 💗⛸😘💋💋👠 thanks @galleriadallas @johnnygweir 💗 #johnnyweir #stevekemble #galbeauty #galleriadallasbeautylive #beautylive #galleriadallas # by @alexsmall4style


@galleriadallas Beauty Live backstage with Olympic ice skater and fashion icon Johnny Weir @johnnygweir with @stevekemble Steve Kemble and #fgidallas members @alexsmall4style Alex Small and @hollyquartaro Holly Quartaro! #galbeauty #hollyquartaro #beautylive #galleriadallas #fgiinsider #fgimember #fgi #johnnyweir #beautylive #galleriadallasbeautylive by @fgidallas


Just met @johnnygweir ! He was so nice! by @foshlizzle1


Loved laughing and talking fashion with the fabulous @johnnygweir. Don’t miss his skate show coming up at 4 pm! by @galleriadallas


Johnny I have the biggest crush on you. You’re the cutest thing ever ✨ @JohnnyGWeir by @hayleydollx


For tons more skating pics, please see @Komishika and @bondgirlboots on Twitter.


This is the cutest.

One of our youngest skating school students so excited to watch @johnnygweir ❤️#galbeauty #galleriadallas by @galleriadallasiceskating


A huge crowd waits for Johnny to appear on the ice.

Beauty Live @galleriadallas THOUSANDS around the rink for Johnny Weir! by @stevekemble



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@johnnygweir skating to “Creep” in #Dallas #figureskating by @foshlizzle1


Johnny Weir at Beauty Live #johnnyweir #weir #iceskating #galleria #galleriadallas #beautylive by @berrylicious877


Johnny Weir & great local DFW skaters at @GalleriaDallas Ice Skating Center – Beauty Live on Ice by @bastard_of_1967


Had a blast today watching the one and only @johnnygweir skate today at @galleriadallas for #beautylive 💙⛸ #galleriadallas #galleriadallasbeautylive #johnnyweir #nationalchampion #usfigureskating #teamusa #usafigureskating by @laureniceskater


Yasss #figureskating #johnnyweir by @foshlizzle1


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@johnnygweir is the definition of fierce. #nofilter #GalleriaDallas @galleriadallas #figureskating #iceskating #JohnnyWeir #art #skatingrink #Dallas #Texas #DallasTX #DFW #instagood #instadfw #mall #SundayFunday #weekend #beautylive #galbeauty by @vivalaangela4


Johnny Weir at Beauty Live #johnnyweir #weir #iceskating #galleria #galleriadallas #beautylive by @berrylicious877


Johnny Weir at the Galleria #johnnyweir #galleriadallas #beautylive #galbeauty by @dinorawk


The amazing and beautiful @johnnygweir by @galleriadallasiceskating



Johnny Weir at the Galleria #johnnyweir #galleriadallas #beautylive by @dinorawk


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@johnnygweir #galbeauty #galleriadallas by @galleriadallasiceskating


Wow! What an amazing Beauty Live On Ice Show. To @johnnygweir, @caydeedenneyusa, @johncoughlinusa, @chopstickspin, @viviskates, and our synchro skaters…thank you for creating special memories here @galleriadallas. #galbeauty #galleriadallas by @galleriadallasiceskating


Our cutie Snow Angels with THE @johnnygweir ❤️ #galbeauty #galleriadallas by @galleriadallasiceskating


Our very own Toe Pixies with THE @johnnygweir . #galbeauty #galleriadallas by @galleriadallasiceskating


Johnny Weir at the Galleria #johnnyweir #galleriadallas #iceskatting #beautylive by @dinorawk


#JohnnyWeir #olympian #figureskating by @whitney.august


Johnny doing his thing #johnnyweir #weir #iceskating #galleria #galleriadallas #beautylive by @berrylicious877


Johnny Weir at Beauty Live #johnnyweir #weir #iceskating #galleria #galleriadallas #beautylive by @berrylicious877


UPDATED! Video now includes a second portion from Johnny’s beautiful Creep performance.

Hoping someone among those thousands will post full video of his performance, but until then, here are snippets of Creep and of the finale. ETA: Yay! Galleria Dallas heard our collective sigh and answered with the full video above!
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And that’s a wrap from #beautylive , I feel like they are sending us off to college @caydeedenneyusa 😂 by @johncoughlinusa


I have THE BEST security squad! Thanks guys! ❤️ #squadgoals by @johnnygweir


“…and love everything about yourself because you’re beautiful.” – @JohnnyGWeir by @hanamy_


Kentucky Oaks coverage airs on NBCSN Friday, May 6, from 12:30 to 6 pm ET. Kentucky Derby preshow runs all afternoon on Saturday, May 7, beginning at 12 noon ET on NBCSN; at 4 pm ET, live NBC coverage kicks in. IDK yet exactly when the Glitter Twins’ segments may air during all those hours, but more details will be posted as they become available!

Meanwhile, here’s what we know so far: they continue to look fantastic in every conceivable style of hat, and Todd Kapostasy needs some TLC.

Yesterday’s hat shoot at Patricia Underwoods amazing millinery studio with @taraandjohnny #patriciaunderwoodhats @taralipinski @johnnygweir @mariolazysk ✨hairstylist #behindthescenes #makeupartist Makeup by moi😘 by @dianemellina


It’s that time of year…Derby time! Had a blast filming with @hatunderwood and spending time in her incredible studio….hat heaven. 👒🎩🐴 @johnnygweir @taraandjohnny by @taralipinski


At today’s shoot worrying about @toddkap health. #Mommy @taralipinski by @johnnygweir


Oh, and also:


REMINDER: Go see Johnny in Delaware this weekend . . .

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

. . . or in Bulgaria April 23. (Please, somebody go and take some pics!)

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

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  1 comment for “Beauty Live Megapost: ‘We Came for Johnny Weir’

  1. April 12, 2016 at 11:37 pm

    Wow!!! I wish North America still had a real pro skating circuit like the one we had in the 1980s and 1990s. Johnny’s programs deserve to be seen by a larger audience!

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