Adam Rippon on giving himself the title of 'America's sweetheart'

Olympic skater told "Nightline" special correspondent Gus Kenworthy that he decided to say it once at a press conference and "see what happens."
0:47 | 05/03/18

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Transcript for Adam Rippon on giving himself the title of 'America's sweetheart'
During the Olympics you're dubbed America's sweet. Who gave nickname are you Americans we are and what have you done the kind of let up that. Here's the thing. I gave myself. I gave myself that's because I was like you know I'm Phil in a very powerful place right now. I'm going to see. That I'm America's sweetheart once and see what happens as that it once in a press conference. In I want it to be about my amazing skating and town. Being America's sweetheart. And then I you did something on the news and I can read it that this screen underneath and it was like America's sweetheart Adam rip on. And as lake drive yeah.

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