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Nyle DiMarco has won a lot of reality shows but he also has won a lot of hearts. With his killer good looks, philanthropic deeds and hilarious acting chops: DiMarco is the total package.
We look back at some of our favorite moments of his, from steamy photo shoots to coming out revelations, our round-up will remind you why DiMarco deserves to be on top.
Here are our 6 favorite Nyle DiMarco’s moments:
6. His steamy photo shoot for Buzzfeed.
5. His hilarious acting on Difficult People.
DiMarco guest starred in season 2 of Hulu’s Difficult People starring Billy Eichner. Eichner declares he’s going to ask out the next man who walks in the door. After a few false starts, he meets beautiful Doug (DiMarco) and then is startled when Mickey (John Early) swings in to announce himself as Doug’s ASL interpreter.
4. Winning Dancing With the Stars.
DiMarco was announced as one of the celebrities who would compete on season 22 of Dancing With the Stars. He was partnered with professional dancer Peta Murgatroyd. The second deaf contestant to compete on the show, he and Murgatroyd twirled their way to victory and nabbed the coveted mirror ball trophy.
3. Winning America’s Next Top Model.
DiMarco’s America’s Next Top Model win was historic on a few levels. He was the show’s second male winner and the first deaf contestant and winner. “He’s an amazing model,” show creator Tyra Banks told ET. “His pictures give me chills. His empathy, when he was dealing with all of these different models in the house, is beautiful. He’s beautiful on the inside, he’s beautiful on the outside.”
2. Coming out as sexually fluid.
— Nyle DiMarco (@NyleDiMarco) September 25, 2015
Back in 2015, DiMarco made the honest revelation in response to a fan’s question who asked if he was gay or straight. DiMarco simply responded, “Fluid,” and included a link to an Everyday Feminism article about identifying as sexually fluid. The article notes that people who are sexually fluid are “either always attracted to more than one gender,” or “feel that their attraction may shift depending on factors like time, intimacy with certain partners, changes in hormone levels, and so forth.” All we know is, we’re glad he plays on our team sometimes.
1. His advocacy work for the Deaf community.
In 2016, DiMarco launched the Nyle DiMarco Foundation, a non-profit that serves as a national philanthropic resource to improve the lives of every Deaf person in the world. “We’re working with legislators right now to pass more bills providing resources and making the world more accessible for Deaf individuals,” he said at a speaking engagement on April 3rd. “Whenever I do this work, I always keep in the back of my mind that our differences are our strengths.”