Although the two are bitter rivals these days, Johnny Weir shared something in common with fellow Olympic figure skater Evan Lysacek, who revealed his double life as a teen on a recent episode of "When I Was 17." ("I was traveling all around the world to compete," Lysacek revealed.) It turns out Weir was also racking up frequent flier miles as the young skater crisscrossed the globe to compete.
But while Weir might have been on royalty on the rink, he was no prom king in high school.
"I was the awkward, skinny, smart, driven kid," Weir says on Saturday's episode of "WIW17." "I was an honor roll student. I spoke fluent French. I was a bit antisocial. I can't say that I had a really booming social life."
Coming back to school after being on the road often presented Weir with some serious culture shock, he admitted.
"I was traveling a lot while I was still attending public high school," Weir recalled. "So I'd get back from all these beautiful, worldly experiences and then I'd just be the kid that got made fun of because I was a lot smaller than everyone else."
The 17-year-old may have been slight, but he was certainly graceful on the ice, though that wasn't always apparent. Weir could be a bit less than agile away from the ice.
"I won the junior world title, which means I was the best in the entire world," he said. "The first day back when I went for my senior year, I was trying to scoot around a group of ladies and they were all a bit bigger ladies, and one of them swung around with their book bag — knocked me flat on my ass."
"When I Was 17" — this week featuring Jackson Rathbone, Keri Hilson and Johnny Weir — airs Saturday at 11 a.m. on MTV.