The final series of America’s Next Top Model comes to a close this evening (December 4). If you’ve missed the series, you’ve missed Nyle DiMarco breaking everyone’s hearts week after week. He’s reached the final, and must win. Here’s why:
Words: Matt Hooper, Subeditor: Alice Marshall
1. He has got his smize down:
2. He wears a Zayn Malik curl better than Zayn Malik:
3. He’s also deaf, and wants to raise awareness for deaf issues:
4. In doing so, he’s teaching us all the important signs:
5. His Mum is also deaf, and they did this cute photoshoot together on the show. Look at those eyes:
6. He also teaches people sign language via The ASL App. Teach us, Nyle. Teach us.
7. He gives hugs so good that teddy bears are made redundant:
8. Rather than lip-sync in the music video challenge, he signed it and it slayed:
9. He looks like a Siberian Husky in the best way.
10. He makes a better doll than Ken, to be honest.
11. Posing like a possessed corpse? No problem for Nyle.
12. He can do a Fleur East back-flip better than Fleur East (look at his satisfied face).
The final episode of America’s Next Top Model airs tonight.