The hottest fashions in Sochi aren’t being worn by the athletes, but by NBC broadcasters Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir. See their hot looks.
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If you aren’t watching the Sochi Olympics, you might be missing one of the hottest couples on television: former Olympians Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir. The ice-skaters are commentating for NBC Sports Network, but it’s not just their broadcasting skills that have everyone buzzing.
They are BFFs off the air and they share a flair for fashion. Each day, they document their matching ensembles and accessories on their shared and individual Instagram accounts. It’s hard to say who is better dressed, but they don a variety of headpieces, necklaces and other accessories that coincide with the figure-skating event happening that day.
NBC knew exactly what they were getting when they hired the colorful Weir, a 2006 and 2010 Olympian. The network brought him on board because of that bold personality. In fact, they see a strong future for Weir and 1998 Olympic gold medalist Lipinski.
NBC Sports chairman Mark Lazarus told Sports Illustrated, “They are terrific They have done a great job. They have been on the air for the last several months for all kinds of Grand Prix events. The chemistry is there and real. They are pals.”
He continued, “Someday, some of those guys [NBC prime time hosts Scott Hamilton and Sandra Bezic] are either going to want off, or not be able to do it the way they are have always been capable of doing it and it is good to have depth and succession.”
With the two athletes almost ready for prime time, let’s take a look at some of their most epic outfits so far.