Adam Rippon is hoping that they’ll become the next ruby slippers.
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History is set to become a lot more glamourous as Adam Rippon has donated one of his figure skating outfits, with skates to the institution.
Making the announcement on Instagram, Rippon wrote: “I officially donated my Olympic costume to the Smithsonian today. Pretty cool to soon have something on display in the American History Museum.
“Now I just need to convince someone that they need to be next to the ruby slippers.”
Earlier this year, Rippon made history by becoming the first openly gay man to qualify to for the United States in the 2018 Winter Olympics. And during the Winter Olympics, he won a bronze medal; the win also made him the first openly gay male athlete to win a medal at the Winter Olympics.
And Rippon has proven that figure skating isn’t his only talent, as not only has he gone on to become a champion for LGBTQ equality, he also competed on and won Dancing with the Stars. And if his acting is as good as his figure skating, his guest appearance on the next season of Will & Grace will down as iconic.