Nyle DiMarco revealed his sexual preferences on Twitter

By Gabrielle Olya
Updated October 07, 2015 03:55 PM
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America’s Next Top Model Cycle 22 contestant Nyle DiMarco has identified himself as sexually fluid after being asked about his preferences on Twitter.

ANTM fan Kike Garces Tweeted at DiMarco, 25, asking, “Nyle you have so much gays fans! Tell us, boys or girls?” to which he responded “fluid,” along with a link to an Everyday Feminism article entitled, “How Fluid Sexuality Fits into the LGBTQIA+ Spectrum.”

According to the article, people who are sexually fluid “are either always attracted to more than one gender or feel that their attraction may shift depending on factors like time, intimacy with certain partners, changes in hormone levels and so forth.”

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DiMarco made history by being the first Deaf contestant to participate in the model search reality show. He has consistently been performing well in the competition, and earned best photo on last week’s episode.

DiMarco believes being Deaf is actually beneficial when it comes to modeling.

“I strongly believe that being Deaf gives me a huge advantage because my native language, American Sign Language, requires the use of facial expressions and body language expressions,” he told PEOPLE in August. “It helps to bring out stories when I am modeling for a photo.”