Nyle DiMarco: Today’s Most Fascinating Model


In a fashion industry that has held on gracefully to a tradition which traces back to Coco Chanel’s stellar beginnings, America’s Next Top Model winner Nyle DiMarco ‘screams’ a sense of adventure and renaissance for any brand brave enough to recognize it. DiMarco like any model is an artist – his reminiscent in looks and heart of Roman figures and today’s epitome of true Italian beauty. And just like a picture speaks a thousand words, so do Nyle’s amazingly beautiful blue gemstone eyes.


The fascination with Nyle isn’t much his deafness but how seamlessly he meets both worlds in the middle. When asked what inspires him artistically, it’s that very idea – to unite and change people’s lives.  A few years ago he had just started modeling and has since experienced success unlike any model in the industry. The 26-year-old model recognizes the responsibility which by chance and talent have given him a sense of legacy early in his career.

There is nothing more inspiring than seeing people learning and becoming more educated about Deaf culture, and ultimately becoming our allies. This gives me the courage to move forward and grow in this industry because it means I will be changing people’s lives.

Nyle DiMarco

Although Nyle echoes a special message in our society, his modeling seems to erase any barriers which exist between ‘our worlds’. In fashion he is an image hybrid between Versace royalty and All-American Tommy Hilfiger. Consider that if Versace and Hilfiger decided to collaborate on a brand, Nyle would be it.


The America’s Next Top Model winner isn’t singly defined either. He first found national success as an actor in Switched at Birth, the first television show to feature scenes entirely in the American Sign Language. It seems that from the very beginning Nyle was part of building a bridge towards social innovation – one he is so passionate about. In the style of the multi-faceted model Karlie Kloss, he is also a mathematician and educator at heart, having graduated with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the Gallaudet University.

I have a passion to teach and inspire Deaf kids, as well as the hearing community.

Nyle DiMarco

During the competition Tyra Banks told him fiercely, “Don’t let anyone ever get in the way of your dreams!”. So how did Nyle find the confidence and resilience to become America’s Next Top Model? “As goosebumps crawled, I thought to myself; I am Deaf. And there are systematic barriers that shouldn’t exist, at all,” he recalls. Not to forget his greatest advantage, a deep understanding of self-expression, cultured from years of speaking and learning through his eyes. “Our eyes are very alert. We see everything in our peripheral vision and have motion-detection abilities. It is almost like having an increased sense in our vision since we ‘lost’ our hearing sense. I like to say that we have a superhuman vision”.


When most of the ANTM classmates didn’t have the patience to reach out in conversation, Nyle recharged his focus, sometimes through reading. “Coincidentally, in the beginning of the competition I started reading Unbroken. I quickly connected to [Italian American war hero] Louis Zamperini. It almost felt like he spoke to me and was my true friend during the entire competition. I was imagining his terrible months of being adrift in the ocean and taken away to POW camps. He was alone, deprived and ready to give up, but didn’t because of his resilience. Zamperini had far more severe consequences on his journey but his experience spoke to me. I survived, and I won”, says Nyle.


Born into a fourth generation extensive Italian American ‘deaf’ family, it’s only natural for Nyle to have inherited a love of expression. He works hard, embraces people in conversation with a big smile and air of gratitude. His mother Donna DiMarco, his biggest supporter and inspiration, is just as affectionate.

As soon as she meets a stranger, she’s able to connect with them easily. She has a warm and a big heart for people and the community.  A lot of people know her. She inspires and amazes me. The best advice my mom has given me: just be yourself. By being myself, I have been on this incredible adventure and will keep moving forward.

Nyle DiMarco

Nyle, which in English carries the meaning of Champion, has awakened a new perspective. His modeling is the spirit that is inspiring fashion and its fans. We are also learning, perhaps for the first time, that there are 70 million people who use 200 sign languages worldwide as their mother tongue – you can learn a few of those signs on the American Sign Language Application. Speaking to the deaf community can be easy as many read lips and the visual civil rights movement through the American Sign Language 4 Deaf Kids – Lead-K (Kindergarten) campaign, reaches to have all deaf babies kindergarten ready by encouraging their learning of both ASL and English. It is equally fascinating to see how much influence one man, and face, has had in the past few months, to change everyone’s perspective of the deaf community.


Photography Credits by Spirit and Flesh Magazine & Photographer Alexandra Arnold, starring Nyle DiMarco. Photographer’s assistant Hadley Henry, styling by Aaron Tucker grooming by Brandie Hopstein with  Opus Beauty using Davines and Nars, retouching by Pratik Naik, outfits by Stephen F, jewelry by Ellagem New York.

A special thank you to the inspiring Spirit & Flesh Magazine, Wilhelmina Agency’s Jessica Rosenberg and brilliant photographer Alexandra Arnold.

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Nyle DiMarco “Twelve Days Of Christmas”

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Nyle DiMarco Reinvents ‘Twelve Days Of Christmas’ For The 2015 HoliGays; Proves He’s Bae AF All Over Again

You probably already know by now that the gorgeous Nyle DiMarco is the crowned winner of America’s Next Top Model. But now that he’s ‘on top’, he and BuzzFeed have also become the inventor of a brand-new ‘Twelve Days of Christmas’ to go perfect with your holigays.

Need something to get you in the Christmas spirit? How about a bunch of playful photos from this 2015 America’s Next Top Model winner, Nyle DiMarco…..

On the first day of Christmas my true bae gave to me ‘An HBO password to stream Game of Thrones for free’.


On the second day of Christmas my true bae gave to me ‘Two hours of comfort after listening to Adele’s new CD’.


On the third day of Christmas my true bae gave to me ‘Three venti nonfat, no-whip Starbucks Gingerbread Lattes — sugar free’.


On the fourth day of Christmas my true bae gave to me ‘Four subscriptions to access all the Kardashian-Jenner apps for free’.


On the fifth day of Christmas my true bae gave to me ‘Five selfies to leave me thirsty’.


On the sixth day of Christmas my true bae gave to me ‘Six tickets for my squad to see Britney’s Piece of Me’.


On the seventh day of Christmas my true bae gave to me ‘A text that read “Netflix and Chill?” followed by seven suggestive emojis’.


On the eighth day of Christmas my true bae gave to me ‘An 80-inch Black Friday TV’.


On the ninth day of Christmas my true bae gave to me ‘Nine terribly shaped Reese’s Christmas trees’.


On the tenth day of Christmas my true bae gave to me ‘A $10 Chipotle burrito with extra meat and guacamole’.


On the eleventh day of Christmas my true bae gave to me ‘Eleven seasons of Grey’s Anatomy’.


On the twelfth day of Christmas my true bae gave to me ‘Twelve more thirst trap selfies’.





Happy holidays from Nyle’s shirtless body to yours.


5 Simple Sunscreen Tips That Could Save Your Life

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You might think that these simple sunscreen tips for summer are super obvious, but each year many people worldwide, more men then women, are diagnosed with aggressive and avoidable skin cancer. Many of these men are our brothers, fathers, sons, or even us. While treatment rates are slowly increasing, the best way to avoid a skin cancer diagnosis is to avoid the risks of skin damage as much as possible. That means following these five cardinal rules to prevent excessive sun exposure. Few men need die of this disease, so be sure to share this article with your loved ones.


My ultimate favorite: Sisley Grand Ecran Solaire Sunscreen SPF 30, 40ml. When I was in India, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria, in every climate and every temperture, it held perfect and vèry comfotable. Sisley Facial Suncare goes up to SPF 50, for more information on Sisley Suncare, click Tags. (Click photo to enlarge).

Tip 1: Always Use Sunscreen

Even if it’s cloudy outside. Even if it’s raining. Even if it’s cold or snowing. The damaging rays of the sun can effectively penetrate your skin so long as there’s daylight. That means you should be wearing an SPF of at least 15 every day if you want to prevent skin cancer from happening to you. While that sounds laboursome, the good news is that many men’s grooming products such as moisturizers actually contain SPF 15 in their formula. If your current moisturizer doesn’t contain sunscreen, switch to one that does.

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Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Sun Defance For Face SPF 50, 50ml. Great! Perfect in èvery type of climate. Use it as a daycream, alone or in combination with a serum (Click photo to enlarge).

Tip 2: Always Reapply Sunscrean

Just because you apply sunscreen in the morning, does not mean you’re protected throughout the day. If you’re heading outdoors, always reapply sunscreen. Especially if you’re going to be near or in water, or snow!. The reflection of the sun’s rays on water and snow can exaggerate the effects of sun damage, so lather up often if you go fishing, swimming, skieing or just walking in the snow. The same can be said for less obvious situations. If you’re driving, for example, you may not realize that your arm is laying in the sun’s destructive path. Keep reapply as per the instructions on your sunscreen packaging, especially for proffecional drivers.

Clarins Sunscreen

Clarins Solaire Anti Rides Visage SPF 30, 50ml. Great as ever! Use it instead of your daycream, with or without a (Double) Serum for the ultimate summer skincare. Perfect protection, vèry easy to use, good price!

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Nyle DiMarco at the beach

Tip 3: Waterproof Versus Water Resistant

If you’re looking for true sun protection, water resistant formulas won’t carry much weight. These are not as hardy against water as the labeling might sound and are actually under investigation. The FDA is looking to remove the water resistant clause from sunscreen packaging as what constitutes as being resistant is a matter of personal opinion. When looking for reliable protection, a waterproof formula is currently your best bet but sadly that doesn’t guarantee the sunscreen won’t rub or wear off. Always keep reapplying!

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Clinique Facial Suncare SPF 30, A true classic. Not only for the true Clinique fan! (Click photo to enlarge).

Tip 4: Look for Sunblock

The kids section in your local drugstore is the perfect place to find higher SPF value sunscreen protection and the coveted sunblock. Unlike the adult sections that push bronzers and self-tanners, (most off them) neither contain SPF, the kids section is home to dependable sun protection. A sunblock is a step up from sunscreen, which filters out damaging rays. If you are fair haired, spend time in direct sun or want to maintain a youthful and wrinkle free complexion then sunblock may be the answer. This blocks out most of the sun’s rays.

Elizabeth Arden Sunscreen

Perfect for in the pocket. In addition to sun protection, the Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Sun Defense Stick also brings moisturizing benefits, it soothes and smooth skin for up to 8 hours. The formula is water and perspiration resistant, free from oils, parabens, non-acnegenic, and non-sticky. A true must have!!


Nyle DiMarco at the beach

Tip 5: Stick with Classic Cream Formulas

While there are many fantastic spray formulas, these should only be applied indoors and with considerable caution. A traditional cream formula allows for deliberate application. You’re much less likely to miss a spot, which means you’re much less likely to cause irreversible sun damage. While traditional cream formulas can take a little longer to apply, they have come a long way from the thick gloppy mess you might remember your mom applying at an early age. This is your best bet if you’re serious about sun protection!

Sisley Super Soin Solaire Milky Body Mist Sun Care SPF 30

Sisley Super Soin Solaire Youth Protector Milky Body Mist SPF 30: Lightweight and yet seemingly immune to water, this camellia oil, mango and shea extract packed sunscreen keeps skin soft and hydrated, whilst reducing the effects of photo-ageing, wrinkles, brown spots, dehydration and loss of firmness, thanks to its high-tech, state of the art cellular protecting formula. It provides much needed protection against UVA and UVB rays during initial exposure to the sun. The product is ideal for those with fair or sun-intolerant skin, who require a high level of protection. It also features a brilliantly easy to dispense aerosol multi-dimensional spray bottle, and smells Lavender and Geranium. A luxuriously scented lotion, if money is no object then this is sunscreen at its most perfect and glamorous. (Click photo to enlarge).

Clarins Sun Care Oil Spray SPF 30

Lancaster Sun Beauty Dry Oil Fast Optimizer SPF 50: Perfect for skin that burns easily or tans gradually, this silky, non-greasy oil is unusual in that it combines the benefits of an ultra-high SPF, with a tan-boosting formula. Instantly absorbed, when on, you get a sun-kissed glow and a faster golden tan but with less skin damage. Top marks all round! (Click photo to enlarge).

Clarins Sun Care Oil Spray SPF 30

Clarins Sun Care Oil Spray SPF 30:  Don’t forget to protect your locks in the sunshine if you’re prone to split dry ends. This clever multi-tasker can be used on both skin and hair to protect against the drying effects of the sun, salt and chlorine. A transparent, water-resistant dry oil – yet it doesn’t feel remotely greasy – protects against sun damage thanks to a skin-caring blend of sun filters and botanical extracts (Click photo to enlarge).


Nyle DiMarco at the beach

Do you have a sunscreen tip? Leave a comment below and help others avoid skin cancer!

by Jean Amr

Clinique introduces new Sonic Brush and Face Wash For Men

Launches from Clinique for Men come but once in a blue moon, but when they do, the men’s grooming and skin care industry scrambles into action to copy and replicate their inevitable success.

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Nyle DiMarco, Yakymour’s favorite model

Clinique is expanding its Sonic System lineup to include a new Clinique for Men Deep Cleansing Brush and Charcoal Face Wash. As its names suggest, two new products are designed specifically for men.

So as always, Clinique and the almighty Estée Lauder machine are leaps and bounds ahead of the game with the introduction of the first electrical cleansing brush to be targeted specifically towards us guys. The device itself is absolutely the same as the Original Clinique Sonic for Women but it’s the head that comes into its own.


The perfect combination: Clinique Deep Cleansing Face Brush for Men and Charocoal Face Wash

The Clinique For Men Charcoal Face Wash is formulated with activated charcoal, which is a natural ingredient known for its amazing cleansing properties. Charcoal is known to trap toxins, chemicals, dirt and debris, allowing them to be flushed away easily. Activated charcoal is most commonly made from coconut shells or other natural sources, plus: activated charcoal which is an awesome skin care ingredient due to its ability to absorb 100 to 200 times its own weight in impurities as well as breaking down excess surface oil. This porous, coal-like material, traps dirt in its millions of tiny pores. Charcoal has a negative electric charge, which attracts positively charged dirt and oil to bond with it. This detoxifying gel wash, therefore, delivers a deep pore cleansing, as its soothing, non-drying lather gently foams away impurities, dirt and oil, and softens beard.

The Clinique For Men Charcoal Face Wash should be used twice a day, morning and evening. The Clinique For Men Charcoal Face Wash comes in a black ‘manly’ colored 200ml tube.

Complementing the Charcoal Face Wash is the new Sonic System Deep Cleansing Brush, which features an oval shaped brush head with more than 9,000 sonic vibrations per minute. Not only that the brush cleans your skin more comprehensively than hand washing alone, but it also prepares it for more comfortable ‘wet’ shave. It helps dislodge the impurities and oils, and leaves your skin looking and feeling more energized. Light charcoal-grey bristles are softer and designed for cheeks, while darker bristles are tapered to deep-clean pores.

Why do ‘we’ need our own brush: Men’s skin is on average 1.25x thicker on the outer layers (the epidermis) and this, coupled with more testosterone and a few other factors, is why we congest, block and spot up more. Plus the fact we also don’t take care of our skin as much as we should! Therefore the Clinique For Men Sonic brush head has been especially designed to target these differences.

by Jean Amr