“Deaf Utopia” with Nyle DiMarco

“Deaf Utopia” with Nyle DiMarco

This episode, Judy interviews model, actor, producer, and advocate, Nyle DiMarco. Judy and Nyle chat about his journey from studying to become a math teacher, to winning America's Next Top Model and Dancing with the Stars, to creating his own production company. They also discuss his recently released memoir, Deaf Utopia.

The transcript for this podcast episode is available here.

This interview is also available in video format with ASL interpretation on YouTube here.

Follow Nyle DiMarco on Instagram and Twitter @nyledimarco

Purchase Deaf Utopia here.

A headshot of Nyle DiMarco, a white man with dark brown short hair, light facial hair, and blue eyes. He is in front of a purple background wearing a dark blue sweater.

About Nyle DiMarco

Advocate, producer, actor, and model Nyle DiMarco has been breaking down barriers and winning over audiences since 2014, when he was a fan favorite on cycle 22 of America’s Next Top Model and became the second male winner and first Deaf contestant on the series. The following year, partnered with Peta Murgatroyd, he took home the coveted mirror ball trophy on season 22 of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. Nyle’s acting credits include roles on Difficult PeopleSwitched at BirthThis Close, and Station 19. He founded The Nyle DiMarco Foundation, which focuses on bilingual education and aims to improve access to accurate information about early language acquisition. He is the executive producer of the Netflix reality show, Deaf U, and the Oscar-nominated short documentary, Audible. He recently released his memoir, "Deaf Utopia: A Memoir and a Love Letter to a Way of Life."

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Find a shortened video version of this interview on Judy's YouTube channel. 

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