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Jeremy Scott Chats With Adam Rippon For 'Gay Times'

Jeremy Scott Chats With Adam Rippon For 'Gay Times'

Jeremy Scott gets serious on the cover of Gay Times, available October 31st.

The 43-year-old fashion designer was interviewed by Olympic ice skater Adam Rippon. Check out what he had to say:

On expressing himself growing up: “I was just me and I didn’t think anything of it…I was obsessed with these not-always-boy things like Cyndi Lauper and would get on the bus. I don’t know how I convinced myself but I’d walk off the bus with a lace tablecloth with these black 50s pumps from my grandmother. I still had my short boy hair and a blonde mess. I literally thought that no one knows it’s me.”

On being bullied at school as a child: “I feel like I’m fine and healthy today, but I was tormented through elementary and high school. There wasn’t a day go by that somebody either didn’t call me a name, physically push or have an altercation, or threaten me. It was habitual. It was going to happen at one point in the day – the first couple of years were hideous. Picture day before school, I got chased down the hall by a skinhead who told me he was going to kill me. The footballer players don’t like me, these people don’t like me, these other fringe group of my friends don’t like me. It was intense but those things I believe also give you strength and fortitude to be order to make the challenges later in life. Not that I would ever want anyone to endure it to be truthful, but I have to find the bright side to it in that respect.”

On his dream woman to dress: “My life goal is still to dress Dolly Parton. I love her and I think she’s the closest thing to godliness I’ve ever seen on this earth. That’s why Katy [Perry] brought me to meet her that one time, and she did say to me, ‘Do you think you could ever make me something?’ I was like, ‘Of course, just name it. I’ll do whatever you want.’ She was like, ‘It’ll be fun if you made me a little something some time.’ She put out this little wire, we’re still chit-chatting so hopefully the right thing will come up where she needs my magic dust sprinkled all over her with tonnes of crystals and sequins, as she always should be adorned in. Ironically, she’s one of the few people I’ve been starstruck by.”

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Photos: Gay Times
Posted to: Adam Rippon, Jeremy Scott, Magazine

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