Evan Lysacek: Kim Kardashian Twittered Me After I Won Gold!
Evan Lysacek has an admirer: Kim Kardashian!
When UsMagazine.com asked the Olympic figure skater about the coolest things that have happened to him since winning gold in Vancouver, he said, "I got a Tweet from Kim Kardashian!" (Lysacek, who is sponsored by Polo, also tells Us he got a call from "Mr. Ralph Lauren himself.")
So what did Kardashian, 29, say?
"I don't remember. It said something like, 'Congratulations' or 'Great Job,'" Lysacek recalls. (For the record, she wrote, "Goooo @evanlysacek Good luck guys!")
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The Chicago native, 24, also did an interview with Oprah Winfrey. "It was pretty sweet," he said.
Lysacek admits he hasn't taken off his medal since winning it Feb. 19.
"It's heavy, and I have to get used to it and keep my neck strong," he joked to Us.
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He thinks he'll display it in his Los Angeles home. "It's such a beautiful medal. It's made of all recycled material and they're one-of-a-kind. Each medal fits into a puzzle."
He's not as attached to his Vera Wang costumes, which he jokes that all his friends "want to wear."
"Maybe the Olympic Hall of Fame would like to have them," he said. "But now, I just look at them and appreciate the work that Vera Wang and her whole team put into making me look great. Obviously, in our sport, that's a part of it."
So what's next for the Olympian? He wouldn't mind taking off his skates to compete on Dancing With the Stars. (He told Us he's been a "big fan" of the ABC reality show since friend and fellow figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi competed in 2008)
"I don't think I'd be very good," he admitted. "I've always been so criticized for being so mechanical on the ice and it's something I've really worked on -- to try and work some artistry into my skating. Maybe it would help my skating. Maybe that would be just what I need."
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