Nyle DiMarco Drops ASL Version Of Ariana Grande’s “7 Rings” Video

Deaf activist and model Nyle DiMarco has dropped his own special version of Ariana Grande’s latest music video, “7 Rings.”

Deaf activist and model Nyle DiMarco has dropped his own special version of Ariana Grande’s latest music video, “7 Rings.”

An outspoken advocate for the Deaf community, the dashing DiMarco tweeted Grande back in November when she released her “Thank U Next” video asking her to “add captions for 466 million people with hearing loss (deaf here and we do enjoy your music).”

When la grand Grande released her “7 Rings” video, the former America’s Next Top Model champ tweeted the good news: “@ArianaGrande dropped WITH CAPTIONS!”

Even so, DiMarco decided to take things a little bit further and shoot his own version of the video with director Jake Wilson.

DiMarco’s take on “7 Rings” uses Ariana’s as a guide, but shifts the color scheme from pink to cool blue, and features American Sign Language by the sexually fluid hunk. Along the way, he’s joined by some fine looking dancers who drop some ASL alongside him.

Through it all, DiMarco stalks the camera making eyes at me the viewing audience.

“Captioning enhances the viewing experience,” DiMarco recently told Out. “It should be a standard part of any filmed media, and not as an afterthought, but as a part of the ultimate golden standard of universal design.”

On the official website for his foundation, DiMarco shares, “Two percent (2%) of the world’s Deaf population has access to education in sign language.”

Additionally, only 25% of parents use sign language to communicate with their Deaf child.

Imagine living in a world where language was not available to you.

Check out Nyle DiMarco’s ASL version of “7 Rings” below.

Nyle DiMarco’s Pride Edition Of American Sign Language

Just in time for Pride Month, woofy Nyle DiMarco is here to help you break down the sign language barrier for when you meet that hot deaf dude at a Pride festival.

The America’s Next Top Model/Dancing with the Stars champ (who has come out as sexually fluid) took to social media to help out with some easy-to-learn American Sign Language.

Nyle is an avid advocate for ASL since out of the estimated 70 million deaf people in the world, only 2% have access to education through sign language.

I had to chance to spend time with Nyle a while back and learned deaf folks appreciate even a small effort in learning to communicate with them. Plus, it’s fun.

In this first video, Nyle teams up with gender queer artist Chella Man to teach basic queer signs like gay, bisexual, lesbian, trans, drag and more.

Looking to flirt? Nyle’s got you covered:

And then there’s the all-important question:

By the way, Nyle is also up for a gym buddy if you’re interested:

A post shared by Nyle DiMarco (@nyledimarco) on May 31, 2018 at 8:19am PDT

Video: Nyle DiMarco Teaches Curses Words In ASL

Dancing with the Stars and America’s Next Top Model champ Nyle DiMarco says he gets tons of requests for an ASL tutorial in bad words.

Since I started making tutorial videos I’ve gotten so many requests to do a bad words video. I think curse words are some of the first things a lot of people learn when they are studying a new language. It’s something every language has in common. ASL especially can be more discrete and it’s the first thing hearing people always want to learn! I try not to take myself too seriously and had a lot of fun shooting this.

I met the “sexually fluid” deaf model/actor a couple of years ago when he was the celebrity guest host at Chippendales in Las Vegas. All the dancers and staff at Chipps made a point to learn some ASL to make Nyle as comfortable as possible.

As I understand, the Chipps were very interested in learning new sign language all the time. I’m guessing some of these got taught backstage… 🙂

Watch below

Iris Leonardo – “Let Me Be”

Openly gay singer/songwriter Iris Leonardo has written a haunting new song “Let Me Be,” produced and co-written by Jeff Crerie (who co-produced Matt Alber’s debut CD “Hide Nothing”).

In this music video, she’s joined by Jeff’s husband, Mykel Gubin, performing the song in American Sign Language (ASL) which I think adds a gorgeous, choreographed layer to an already beautiful song.

You can buy Iris’ song “Let Me Be” on iTunes and other digital outlets.

Thanks to Mykel for sharing the song with me.