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Adam Rippon On Being ‘Beautiful On The Outside’ — When Inside Is A Mess

The Olympic figure skater discusses his new memoir ahead of a Houston event.


Figure skater Adam Rippon at the Pyeonchang Winter Olympics in 2018.


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Adam Rippon, the first openly gay U.S. male athlete to win a medal in a Winter Olympics, will discuss his new memoir Beautiful on the Outside at an event at The Montrose Center on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m.

In the memoir, Rippon writes about the contrast between the role he played in front of skating judges in competition and the struggles behind-the-scenes to get there.

In the audio above, Houston Matters host Craig Cohen talks with him about that, about the second season of his YouTube show, Break the Ice with Adam Rippon, which premieres Oct. 30, and his just-announced new show on the mobile streaming platform Quibi called Useless Celebrity History, which launches in April 2020.

Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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