Just bring that garland of roses to Johnny Weir because he is already a winner at the Kentucky Derby.
The former U.S. Olympic figure skater who became an unexpected star of the Sochi Olympics for his statements as an announcer as well as his fashion statements in the NBC broadcast booth is back on the job for the Run for the Roses. Along with Tara Lipinksi, Weir is working for NBC as a fashion correspondent during the 140th Kentucky Derby.
To the surprise of absolutely no one, he arrived at Churchill Downs on Saturday rocking an absolutely unforgettable Derby hat.
— NBC Sports Network (@NBCSN) May 3, 2014
At Churchill Downs on Friday for the Kentucky Oaks, Weir was sporting another amazing hat.
— Lance Ulanoff (@LanceUlanoff) May 2, 2014
"I think our role is to bring some fun and light to the Kentucky Derby broadcast," Weir told Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated before Derby Day at Churchill Downs. "That's what I think we were able to accomplish at the Olympics and I think NBC saw that and knew we could bring some fun and charm to the Kentucky Derby -- or at least some more."