As much as I love the boys of "Queer Eye," even I have to admit that sometimes watching always-bubbly Jonathan Van Ness sashay around my TV screen is a tad exhausting. Seriously, how does he stay so chipper all the time? Where is this energy coming from? It turns out that JVN has a normal, regular person self-care routine just like the rest of us -- though it may not be what you'd expect.
While speaking with Bustle at SMIRNOFF's No. 21 Vodka launch party in New York, he admitted that occasionally he needs to unwind and get out of the spotlight just like anyone else would.
"I actually think in some ways I'm very much like an introverted extrovert, so I kind of like to recharge with one or two people," Van Ness said. "I don't have to be around so many people [to have a good time]."
And how does someone like him, who has been skyrocketed to stardom since the premiere of "Queer Eye" on Netflix last February, find a little bit of escape?
"Honest to god, and I know this isn't like meditation [...], it's really watching every women's team gymnastics final and qualifier [...] and figure skating [...] from like 1984 to now," he said. "When I'm really feeling bleak, I'll go back [and watch...] old figure skating and gymnastics competition videos, because I really need those to get through. Like I really do."
Considering Van Ness was a competitive cheerleader in high school and college, this should come as no surprise. Oh, and homeboy can still do a double back handspring like it's nobody's business.
Anddddd a single axel. On land.
Now, please humor me and take a minute to watch one of my favorite self-care videos that, coincidentally, also has to do with ice skating. Take that brain break, hunny.