5 of Figure Skater Adam Rippon’s Most Memorable (and Hilarious) Quotes

Figure skater Adam Rippon brings the personality both on and off of the ice.

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Figure skater Adam Rippon is pictured Feb. 15, 2018 in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
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When Adam Rippon talked about his nerves while performing at the Olympics for the first time, the figure skater said he wanted to go over to the judges and ask for a Xanax and a drink.</br></br>nWatch the video <a href="http://www.nbcolympics.com/video/adam-rippon-olympic-debut-can-i-just-have-xanax?chrcontext=wnbc" target="_blank">here</a>.
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Rippon was in the news on Valentine's Day, but perhaps not for the reasons he wanted. Celebrities clapped back in his defense after Donald Trump Jr. <a href="https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Donald-Trump-Jr-Attacks-US-OIympian-Adam-Rippon-on-Twitter-474189063.html" target="_blank">blasted him on Twitter</a>. However, he wanted to make sure that didn't distract people from his appearance.</br></br>nRead the tweet <a href="https://twitter.com/Adaripp/status/963808121339625472" target="_blank">here</a>.
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"I was recently asked in an interview what its like to be a gay athlete in sports," Rippon <a href="https://twitter.com/Adaripp/status/946186899793756161" target="_blank">tweeted</a>. "I said that it’s exactly like being a straight athlete. Lots of hard work but usually done with better eyebrows."
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After skating in the team competition Sunday night, Rippon joked that he hoped he made actress Reese Witherspoon proud.</br></br>nWatch the clip <a href="http://www.nbcolympics.com/video/rippon-hopes-he-made-reese-witherspoon-proud-skate?chrcontext=wnbc&extpar=nbc%20o" target="_blank">here</a>.
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Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon had a not-so-subtle message for social media haters hoping he'll fail under the intense glare of the Olympic spotlight. "I'm a glamazon b---h ready for the runway," he tweeted.</br></br>nRead the story <a href="https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/sports/Rippon-Responds-to-Haters-Hoping-Hell-Fail-473964073.html" target="_blank">here</a>.
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