Heading Out On The Ice With Adam Rippon "I wanted to be in front of people and I wanted to make them feel good," Rippon told us.

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Heading Out On The Ice With Adam Rippon

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Adam Rippon attends the TIME 100 Gala Red Carpet. DIMITRIOS KAMBOURIS/GETTY IMAGES FOR TIME hide caption

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Adam Rippon attends the TIME 100 Gala Red Carpet.

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Last year, Adam Rippon accomplished one of his life goals: competing in the Winter Olympics.

While he was in Pyeongchang — he became a star. He started by calling himself "America's sweetheart." And soon enough, he was.

His viral moments, charm offensive and irresistible performances did not stop with the Olympics.

He turned heads last year at the Oscars when he wore a leather harness — a piece of fetish gear prominently visible under a suit cut open across the chest to show it off against his shirt.

He also brought his dynamic grace to "Dancing With The Stars" and won.

Now, he's out with a new memoir, Beautiful On The Outside. We spoke with him about the road to the Olympics and beyond.

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