Meet Adam Rippon, Your New Favorite Figure Skater

"Every time a bell rings, an angel gets its wings." At 1 AM on Sunday, January 7, the bell came in the form of a buzzing smartphone, and the angel was figure skater Adam Rippon.

Congratulations,” the text read. “You’ve been named to the 2018 U.S. Olympic team.”

Rippon had been waiting for word while sitting in his hotel room in San Jose, CA—as he put it, “sweating bullets”—with his mother Kelly, one of his coaches, and his friend and fellow skater Ashley Wagner. After...


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