Former bachelor Colton Underwood learns how to navigate life as a newly out gay man in Netflix's new reality show, Coming Out Colton. His friend, Gus Kenworthy, a British-American freestyle skier who joined the Olympics in 2015 after winning silver at the 2014 , is assisting him on his mission.
"When I come out publicly, I had just started dating a guy, and he kind of ended up being my mentor in a lot of ways and helped usher me into the community because I had been so actively avoiding it," Kenworthy says about Colton in the show.
"And I wouldn't have been able to do it without him. So I'm sort of excited to be that same thing for Colton, in a way."
Colton Underwood's best buddy, Gus Kenworthy was the one person who stuck with him on his arduous journey when he came out. Colton encouraged Gus in his path after the skier discussed his difficulties in Coming Out. If you're interested in learning more about Gus Kenworthy, here's all you need to know.
Gus Kenworthy: Everything You Need to Know
- Gus Kenworthy was born Augustus Richard Kenworthy in Chelmsford, England, on October 1, 1991.
- He was born to an American father and an English mother.
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- He grew up with his brothers, Hugh and Nick Kenworthy.
- Gus is a freestyle skier, actor, and YouTuber who is British-American by nationality.
- He graduated from Telluride High School in June 2010.
- At a height of 5 feet 10 inches, he is a towering figure.
- Gus began skiing as soon as he was able to walk.
- In addition to slopestyle, he also participates in halfpipe and big air.
- Gus was the overall winner of the AFP World Championships in 2011, 2012, and 2013.
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- At the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Gus took silver in men's slopestyle.
- In 2015 and 2016, he also won the World Cup Men's Halfpipe.
- Kenworthy came out as gay in an interview with ESPN in October of 2015.
- He said in an interview with Attitude magazine that he chose to come out on ESPN because, "I wanted to do it in my words and once and for all - and hopefully help kids that are in the same positions I was."
- Kenworthy appeared as one of the eligible bachelors on RuPaul's Drag Race All-Stars 4, Episode 3 "Snatch Game of Love" in 2019.
- Gus also starred in the 2019 film, Olympic Dreams, as himself.
- He's been in series including The Real O'Neal, American Horror Story: 1984, Will & Grace, and others.
- In 2017, he also appeared as Pogo Ball Student in the web comedy, New York is Deal.
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- Kenworthy earned his first gold medal as a Great Britain participant in February 2020.
- Gus's year-round activities include skating, trampoline jumping, and chasing snow.
Social Media presence of Gus Kenworthy
Gus Kenworthy, a professional skier, and actor, appears to be quite active on social media.
His Instagram account @guskenworthy has 1.2 million followers as of December 2021. His Twitter handle is @guskenworthy, and he has 305.6k followers. Gus is also has a YouTube channel with 52.9k subscribers under his own name.