I really hope U.S. figure skater Adam Rippon qualifies for the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. 1) He’s openly gay 2) He grew up near my hometown in Northeast Pennsylvania and 3) He’s funny as hell.

Rippon’s Twitter feed is a regular source of entertainment and he has been on fire recently.

His butt is real

He’s hot, thank you very much

He’s modest

His father may have been a penguin

We’ll know in January after the U.S. Nationals whether Rippon has qualified for the Olympics, to be held a month later.