GUS KENWORTHY COVERS ESPN MAGAZINE AND REVEALS HE IS GAY

Oct 22, 2015 447
Published in Looks

ESPN magazine features Olympic freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy on its latest cover.

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The 24 year-old athlete uses the opportunity to come out as gay. Kenworthy connects with the magazine, sharing, “I guess I should start by saying, ‘I’m gay.'” After winning the silver medal in Sochi, Kenworthy explains, “I never got to be proud of what I did in Sochi because I felt so horrible about what I didn’t do. I didn’t want to come out as the silver medalist from Sochi. I wanted to come out as the best freeskier in the world.”

Talking about the world he comes from, Kenworth adds, “Everyone wears a Red Bull or Monster or Rockstar cap, a T-shirt and jeans and skate shoes. Everyone drives the same type of car and listens to the same kind of music. The industry isn’t the most embracing of someone who’s different. I’m nervous about that.”