Tara Lipinski Joins Other Big Names In This Year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner

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Olympic figure skater Tara Lipinski was back in the spotlight for a bit as she showed up at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.

Lipinski calmly answered reporters’ questions about being invited to the WHCD, the events she’ll be attending that week as well as her fashion options for these types of gatherings.

The NBC sports commentator talked about how she got ready, fashion wise.

“So I packed a lot. I came fully prepared. I came with three suitcases,” the 32-year-old said, before adding that “I have some outfits because I’m doing the [Kentucky] Derby with Johnny [Weir] next week,”

Lipinski did seem well-prepared as she hit the red carpet with her cohort Johnny Weir.

The blonde figure skating analyst wore a Rubin Singer gown in black and nude mesh, with gold sandals and a curled updo completing her look.

Fellow figure skater turned figure skating analyst Johnny Weir, on the other hand, wore a tight black tux with cropped pants. He accented his look with a furry bow tie and a sparkly circlet.

This was the two Olympian’s first time at the WHCD and the duo seemed excited to attend. Lipinski calmly said she was “honored to attend” while Weir was more enthusiastic.

“We’re just so excited to be here to celebrate being one with our media brothers and sisters and really celebrating the spirit of the night and the spirit of what we all do in entertaining and educating the world,” the 30-year-old Weir said.

Lipinski and Weir will then head off to the Kentucky Derby to take up their roles as fashion experts and commentators.

This year’s White House Correspondents Dinner was certainly an eclectic mix of the movers and shakers in media and politics. There was even a sizeable contingent of actors who’re part of TV programs set in and about the nation’s capital, like Veep, Homeland and Scandal.

Val Powell
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