Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon’s ‘Hunger Games’ — he stole apples because he was too poor to buy food

Adam Rippon loves Reese Witherspoon, but he may have more in common with Katniss Everdeen. Long before figure skater Adam Rippon was getting attention for snubbing the U.S. vice president, he was showing strength against steep financial odds.

Rippon, 28, the openly gay Olympics figure skater who refused to meet with Vice President Mike Pence over Pence’s stance on LGBT civil rights, said he ate apples from his gym because he didn’t have enough money to buy groceries when he was training in his early 20s. He is one of only two openly gay Americans competing at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang,…

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