Nyle DiMarco stops to meet with some fans outside the dance studio in Los Angeles on Tuesday (March 22).
The 26-year-old model and partner Peta Murgatroyd kicked the Dancing With The Stars premiere off with a lively cha cha, that earned them 23 points and a place in a three-way tie at the top of the leaderboard.
“I got my mathematics degree because I wanted to teach Deaf children math,” Nyle dished to EW. “I was doing a little modeling on the side. Then ANTM found me on social media, and it pretty much flipped my life around, all for the better.”
He added, “My goals are the same. Now I’m using my stardom to educate the world and invest in Deaf children. Seventy percent of parents who have Deaf children don’t know how to sign. Still. It’s one of the reasons I want to do Dancing with the Stars, it’s a platform to educate.”
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