Artist. Athlete. Activist. Adam Rippon is a combination of all three. One of the world’s most dramatic figure skaters, Adam won the hearts of America and the world at the 2018 Winter Olympics. Known for his refreshing candor and wit, his rise to fame on the global stage has provided him a platform to speak out in support of LGBTQ rights and the freedom to be oneself. His passion and charm have made him an inspiration to young and old alike, making him a role model and icon to millions. He has been named to the TIME 100, Forbes 30 Under 30, AdWeek’s 100 Most Creative, OUT Magazine’s Power 50 and Bleacher Report’s Most Influential People In Sports Culture among others. His memoir, Beautiful on the Outside, was published in 2019 to rave reviews. He is currently in production on Messyness, a comedy clip series spinoff of Ridiculousness, slated to premiere later this year on MTV and scheduled to host “Talkin’ Tokyo”, an original daily twitter show from the Tokyo Olympics, for NBC.
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