E! Online – Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir is no stranger to lace and rhinestones, so one would think his fashion-forward expertise would lend itself nicely to wedding dress shopping. Not so fast. The appointment spun out of control when the star seemingly stole the spotlight from the bride-to-be. A newlywed himself after his New Year’s Eve marriage to Victor Voronov, Johnny brought his skating instincts to Kleinfeld Bridal. He modeled a dress reminiscent of Oksana Baiul’s atrocious Swan Lake costume from the 1994 Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway. Did Johnny help the ice queen get the dress of her dreams or did he get a cold shoulder for his over-the-top approach? Find out on Say Yes to the Dress, this Friday night on TLC.
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Nice try, bride-to-be. But give it up. No one, and I mean no one, goes toe-to-toe with Johnny Weir when it comes to grabbing the spotlight. I don’t care who you are. You don’t take America’s Sweetheart along with you anywhere and expect you’re going to get the attention. Especially not to a bridal shop. Johnny is six months removed from his own wedding and he’s forgotten more about being a bride than you’ll ever know. He wore the shit out of that fur number in Vancouver 2010, he’s certainly going to wear the shit out of a gown reminiscent of Oksana’s Swan Lake job. So you don’t stand a chance. The bottom line is if you want the spotlight for yourself, you don’t go bridal shopping with the fashion-forward expertise of Johnny Weir. You’re guaranteed to end up the Kristen Wiig to his Rose Byrne.
PS. Based on the TV habits of My Irish Rose, I’ve been working on the idea for a cable channel for women that’s 24 hours a day of chicks picking out wedding dresses, then dragging their fiances along to shop for houses, then moving in and baking cupcakes. I figure it can’t possibly lose money. But it just occurred to me that if I add Weir into the mix, it will bring in the male demographic too. It’ll be bigger than AMC. (Thanks to Jake D.) @JerryThornton1