Things just keep getting better for Jonathan Van Ness. First, he snagged a coveted spot as one of Queer Eye’s Fab Five members, then he was nominated for two Emmys and now, between the laundry list of exciting firsts he’s checking off, he’s been able to pursue his true passion.
PureWow sat down with the 32-year-old multihyphenate just before he officiated a wedding in honor of Pride month with Elysian Brewing. Naturally we had to ask about his pretty impressive new hobby of figure skating.
“[I started] ice skating because I could afford to and I could break my wrist and still afford to feed my cats. Whereas when I was a hairdresser, if I broke my wrist who would feed my babies?” Van Ness explained. Great point.
Thanks to his growing career as the star of Queer Eye, author, touring stand-up comic, podcaster and more, JVN says he’s now able to enjoy the sport without worrying about his cats or the cost.