Figure skater Adam Rippon just made history as the first openly gay man to compete for the United States at the Winter Olympics. His athleticism earned him a bronze medal on the ice during the figure skating team event, while his quick wit and candor earned him the adoration of viewers and celebrities including Reese Witherspoon and Sally Field.
“I want to be on television,” Rippon, 28, tells PEOPLE’s editor-in-chief, Jess Cagle, in the latest episode of The Jess Cagle Interview. “I really like engaging with people, I really like making people laugh.”
The Pennsylvania native says his post-Olympic future isn’t firm — though he’s set to tour nationwide with Stars on Ice beginning in April, and has been rumored to be joining Dancing With the Stars — but he has spent time thinking about what’s to come.
“I think that I’m trying to do so much right now because I don’t exactly know what I want to do next,” he says in the above clip from his PEOPLE sit-down. (Of DWTS, he previously told PEOPLE: “If the opportunity came up, I would love to do it.”)
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