The entertainment industry was not on Nyle DiMarco's radar until America’s Next Top Model came knocking, The Hollywood Reporter reports.
“I wanted to teach math," he said in a recent interview. "I wanted to teach at a deaf university and become a superintendent or a president,” he told The Hollywood Reporter through a sign language interpreter, while promoting his Broadway play Children of a Lesser God.
DiMarco, who was born deaf, decided to take the opportunity, which led to a career in entertainment -- and becoming an activist for the deaf community.
“I’m trying to really change that stigma that we all feel. I can shoulder that responsibility and I can represent deaf people really well,” he told THR.
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