Published On: Mon, Dec 7th, 2015

First ever deaf won ANTM



It was surprising that a disable won the ultimate show of well-liked TV series America’s Next Top Model. It also heartwarming when host Tyra Banks exposed the victor of this year’s show is Nyle DiMarco.

It was the final season of the series, cycle 22 had much of  initials, amid them was participatory Nyle DiMarco, he was not merely the initial deaf competitor to take part in the show, but was also declared the victor all through the series’ ending on Friday.

“I don’t consider I will ever be capable of explaining how I feel regarding being the initial deaf competitor ever on the show who eventually went all the way to the top… particularly with probably being the final victor of America’s Next Top Model ever,” stated by Nyle DiMarco.

He further stated that “There are not sufficient words in the English dictionary,”

Nyle DiMarco, who lives in New York, was a move toward the producers of the show later than they saw the model, which is 26-year-old, as a guest-star in Switched at Birth, which is an American teen/family drama television series.

The model, who is also an actor, is working to alter the opinions of people with his disability all through the show.

“I desire to pinpoint that this is not just regarding breaking hurdles for the whole deaf community all over the world, but also regarding educating the world on what being deaf is truly all about – that it has a culture and a beautiful language, American Sign Language (ASL),” told Nyle.

He further stated that “I can by now see the world moving ahead, and I have to bestow a huge thank you to ANTM for giving me this platform. And, the best part is, I will not stop breaking down barriers,”

Nyle tweeted about his triumph to celebrate. Tyra, the host, also congratulated him.


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Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.