Jonathan Van Ness has given us yet another reason to love him as we have been gifted with old footage of the Queer Eye star performing an interpretive dance as part of a school talent show.
The grooming expert, who is set to bring his stand-up comedy gig to Dublin in 2019, appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live this week to talk about his love of figure skating joking about potentially going to Beijing to compete in the sport.
Then, Jimmy decided to show some ICONIC footage of teenage Jonathan slaying the game with his glorious dance routine.
The clip sees young Jonathan living his best life on stage, in an outfit he designed and put together himself.
The star also appeared on Katie Couric’s podcast a while ago to talk about the sixth-grade performance:
“I did this interpretive lyrical dance in my sixth-grade talent show to this ghost track from Jewel’s album.
“I actually dread it. It’s gonna come out someday. I know someone has a video of it. But I did this hand-designed costume with this gigantic, it was actually very similar to this sweater dress, but it was a t-shirt and it had a glitter pin question mark on the front and then an upside down question mark on the back, because, you know, I had just started taking Spanish. It was sixth grade.”
Well, luckily for us, Jonathan’s fear came true and we get to bask in the glory of the routine.
When asked if he made the shirt himself, Jonathan answered, “Yes queen! I glitter decorated it myself. And my mom was like, I remember after I made the talent show, honey, because everyone tried out for the talent show. It was very major. So when I made it, my mom was like, ‘if you do this, this will always be your, kind of, thing. And you’ll never escape it really.’
She was like ‘I’m gonna be there. I want you to do whatever makes you happy. But I just want you to really be sure.’ And I was like ‘fuck you, bitch, I’m doing it! It’s gonna be fierce! You will love it! I hate you for ever doubting me.'”
Jonathan Van Ness has also been posting iconic ice skating dance videos on Instagram as of late, and honestly, we cannot get enough.
Keep on slaying, Queen!
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