He’s a total sweetheart. He’s sort of turned into a father figure to me. He reached out and offered advice after I came out. Basically, he said, ‘If you need anything, just ask. I understand what it’s like to be out in the public eye.’ He said, ‘You’re a great kid.’ So he’s been really supportive. They arranged for me to be on the show for New Year’s Eve and it was one of the most surreal experiences: to be a skier from a small town and co-hosting a ball drop in Times Square was insane. It was out of the realm of anything I thought was possible. We got to overlook a sea of people. It was completely insane.”
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