NBC Hires Johnny Weir as Derby Fashion Correspondent
Sochi Olympic correspondent duo Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski have been hired by NBC to provide commentary on the fashion at next week’s Kentucky Derby. From AP:
NBC is adding Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski to its Kentucky Derby telecast as fashion correspondents next week, illustrating how the network’s coverage now reflects one of the most female-friendly televised sporting events of the year.
The two figure skaters, who were the breakout stars of NBC’s Sochi Olympics broadcast team, will comment on the fashionable outfits worn by members of the rich and celebrity-filled audience who try to avoid spilling mint juleps on their designer duds, the network said Tuesday.
The funniest quote from the piece, however, was this one from Weir:
“I’m not such a sports guy, aside from what people may think,” he said. “I love figure skating, I love my job, but aside from that, I prefer to run in meadows and chase butterflies.”
Can’t wait to see what he wears to the Derby.
Source: Yahoo News