Nyle DiMarco revealed how he came out as sexually fluid in a new interview with Paper Magazine.
The “America’s Next Top Model” and “Dancing with the Stars” winner says he didn’t feel pressure to come out until after he became famous.
“Growing up, I never felt the need to come out, especially being a Millennial. We just did not care who showed up at the door step. When stardom hit, I immediately saw the wave of questions to my sexuality. It made me feel closeted for the first time, so when somebody asked, I casually replied because sexuality shouldn’t be a big issue,” the 28-year-old told Paper Magazine.
He continued on that he understands how he has helped people understand their sexuality by being open about his.
“I do feel like I am a role model regarding my sexuality, as well. I have been getting messages from friends and fans that they feel they are finally able to relate to and accept themselves as fluid—or whatever sexuality they want to identify,” DiMarco says.
The model got personal when he got candid about his ideal date.
“Forget the fancy dinners, let’s play one-one-one basketball game. Dip into the beach. End the day with a simple dinner,” DiMarco shared.
DiMarco also participated in a photo shoot for the magazine that features the model jumping up and down on a trampoline in his underwear.