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John Zimmerman will Guest on Popular TV Show
United States pairs figure skating champion John Zimmerman
will appear on Episode 121 of
the popular U.S. television show "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy".
Every week that program features five homosexual men
giving fashion, grooming, food, culture, and interior design
advice to a straight (non-homosexual) man. This is the first time
the show has featured a world class athlete or any other celebrity.
What the Fab Five Focused On
One of John's
most distinguishing feature, and one that has
generated a bit of controversy in the figure skating world,
is his long and somewhat out-of-control hair.
His new wife Silvia Fontana (who is also featured on the show)
was afraid the "Fab Five" would do something drastic like
chop it all off or even shave his head, but neither John
or Silvia will reveal what actually happened on the show.
The only thing they will say is that they were both
nervous and apprehensive about what would happen to John's hair
and that during the taping they were definitely NOT in
From John Zimmerman: "As far as what really goes on behind the scenes, it is
pretty much what you see on TV." John also commented that
being onthe show was like "being in a hurricane". Anyone who has
seen this show can easily imagine what he means by that.
The episode featuring John will air for the first time in the
U.S. on Tuesday
March 9, 2004 at 10:00 pm EST on the Bravo channel. Skaters
in other time zones and countries should check
their local listings for the broadcast date and time.
Episode 121 - Preview
About John Zimmerman
Episode 121 - Video Clip
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John Zimmerman and his skating partner Kyoto Ina earned a bronze
medal at the 2002 World Figure Skating Championships in Nagano, Japan
and they finished 5th at the 2002 Olympic Games in Salt
Lake City. In 2003 they earned a bronze medal at the United
States Pairs Championships in Los Angeles, California. In 2004
John and Kyoto went professional and began touring with Scott Hamilton's
"Stars on Ice" show. For more information see
Bio of John Zimmernan.
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