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Adam Rippon’s definition of masculinity is thought-provoking

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Adam Rippon | Photo: Instagram/adaripp

Adam Rippon has shared how his perception of masculinity has changed with age.

‘Maybe I’m not typically masculine, but I feel like a strong-ass man,’ the figure skater said in a new interview.

Adam won a bronze medal along with his teammates at the 2018 Winter Olympics Figure Skating Team Event.

‘Being masculine is owning yourself as a man’

Speaking to ESPN, the star also added: ‘When I was young, masculinity meant you play football and that’s it. Everything else is effeminate and not masculine or manly.’

He furthermore added: ‘As I’ve gotten older, I’ve redefined to myself what being masculine is, and to me, being masculine is owning yourself as a man.’

‘My physique is 90 percent nurture’

The star also poses naked for the sports magazine’s new issue.

Speaking about his body, Adam admitted to the publication: ‘My physique is 90 percent nurture.’

He furthermore added: I did an ancestry DNA test, and I’m like 90 percent Irish. Those genes are heavily favored for potato picking. I don’t think there were many figure skaters.’

Adam featured in a Pride-themed YouTube video earlier this month.

He appeared in the clip alongside many influential LGBTI people, including the likes of Janelle Monae and also Mykki Blanco.

The video received tens of thousands of hateful comments, and attracted 128k dislikes and only 49k likes.

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