'ANTM' Contestant Nyle DiMarco Comes Out as Sexually 'Fluid' on Twitter


Next Top Model
contestant Nyle DiMarco is making headlines as he becomes a
frontrunner on the long-running reality competition.

The show’s
first deaf contestant, who we love for his washboard abs and piercing blue
eyes, opened up to his Twitter followers, coming out as “fluid.”

WATCH: 'ANTM' Contestant Nyle DiMarco Teaches Us How to Sign 'Top Model' Phrases

When asked if
he is into “boys or girls,” DiMarco responded with the word and a link to an Everyday
article about fluid sexuality. “For a person to know and accept
their sexuality as fluid, they must be self-aware,” Jarune Uwujaren writes in
the article
, adding: “Because a person may prefer men right now doesn’t mean
that will hold true for the rest of their life.”

The tweet
comes after an episode featuring DiMarco’s childhood friend, Brittany, who many
initially believed to be his ex-girlfriend. While DiMarco hasn’t made any
reference to dating men, the tweet did get an (understandably) excited response
from gay fans. 

In recent
weeks on ANTM, DiMarco has pulled ahead, earning best photo for his
shoot with a Siberian Husky.

DiMarco has
yet to land in the bottom two. But like he signed to ET, this contestant wants
to “be on top.”  

The model
recently opened up to ET about the competition and what he thinks his sexiest
feature is. Learn more about DiMarco in the video below:

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