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From the 11th Annual Shorty Awards

Nyle DiMarco

Finalist in Activism

About Nyle DiMarco

The first deaf winner of both America's Next Top Model and Dancing With the Stars, Kyle DiMarco uses online media as advocacy and awareness platforms. To his roughly 3M followers, Nyle has fostered accessible and engaging forums for disability discourse and education, from guy-next-door charming social media commentary to politically-fueled get out the vote activism, to recent educational YouTube ASL lesson series. A proud “sexually fluid” influencer and staunch supporter of equal rights, the Gay Times cover model is additionally helping to break stigmas in the LGBTQ+ community, working to spark global conversation for disabled and queer individuals.

Nyle DiMarco's best work on social