“First and foremost, I am an athlete and always have been. I want to pursue other interests, but I also feel that I still have more to give to a sport that has given me everything,” says Olympic gold medalist Evan Lysacek. “I have a lot of other interests…. Movies, design, other sports, literature, photography, fashion, travel, music, etc.” And, apparently, dancing. The heterosexual figure skater has signed on to the new season of Dancing With the Stars, and thus dropped out of this month’s 2010 World Championships in Torino. So much for giving more to the sport that gave him everything. Well, for now.
(Actually, we’re unreasonably excited to see Evan dance. We might even start watching the show live instead of waiting for the YouTube clips.)