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#DeafTalent model Nyle DiMarco wows on Dancing with the Stars

deaf tallent Nyle DiMarco dancing with the stars
He may not be able to hear the words to the song, but Nyle DiMarco, the most recent winner of America’s Next Top Model,  hit the dance floor on Monday for his Dancing with the Stars debut, wowing judges and the public with his talent.

The 26-year-old actor and model, who is deaf and communicates with sign language,  ended the night in first place on the TV dancing competition with his partner Peta Murgatroyd.

 

The #DeafTalent activist is breaking down misconceptions about the deaf community, and bringing awareness to the general public that people with hearing loss are able to participate in activities in which having the ability to hear may have previously been thought of as a necessity.

“I’m ready to take the world by storm and have them look at me and say, ‘deaf people can dance,’ ” he said on the show, through an interpreter. 

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Deaf people can dance!!!!I WILL CONTINUE TO MAKE NOISE!! Love you all! #RedefiningDANCE#DWTS tonight was nothing but AMAZING!!! WOW. I look forward to Week 2 and many more ahead!!DONT FORGET TO VOTE FOR US!!!! Dancing with the Stars #DeafTalent #ANTM #NyleDiMarco ABC Television Network

Posted by Nyle DiMarco on Monday, March 21, 2016

You can watch DiMarco on Dancing with the Stars, Mondays (8 p.m. ET) on ABC.

Jill von Büren
Jill von Büren
Jill von Bueren has a background in journalism and a passion for storytelling. She is the former editor of HearingLikeMe.com and is currently working on her first novel. She does not have hearing loss herself, but recently purchased hearing aids for her father and grandmother, who now enjoy a more vibrant life filled with music and social events.