Deaf America’s Next Top Model winner Nyle DiMarco is giving us life with his sign language rendition of Ariana Grande’s video for her hit 7 Rings, and we are obsessed.
The model is joined by a set of backup dancers, who also occasionally rap in American Sign Language in the raunchy video.
Fans online are absolutely loving Nyle’s rendition of the video, with one fan writing on Twitter, “I don’t retweet music videos, but this ASL rendition of 7 Rings is amazing — love the creative ways that
@NyleDiMarco continues to advocate for deaf community representation.”
I don't retweet music videos, but this ASL rendition of 7 rings is amazing — love the creative ways that @NyleDiMarco continues to advocate for deaf community representation. Much 🤟🏾🤟🏿🤟 https://t.co/KQMpgIK5Bz
— Esther Spindler (@Esther_Spindler) January 29, 2019
Another tweeted, “hey so this was a blessing to the gays AND deaf people. they really snapped!!! (btw Nyle DiMarco is EXTREMELY HOT).”
— M U V ∆ 💍 (@remyscellmate) January 29, 2019
One fan tweeted about what this kind of representation means to them, tweeting, “when I took ASL for a year (2 semesters), I learned about Nyle DiMarco, then followed him on social media and learned a lot about what he does for the deaf/HoH community. and now he does this and I have never respected and loved him even more.”
when i took ASL for a year (2 semesters), i learned about @NyleDiMarco, then followed him on social media and learned a lot about what he does for the deaf/HoH community. and now he does this and i have never respected and loved him even more ❤❤❤https://t.co/FsUmtAI2c3
— 💍💍K💍A💍R💍L💍💍 (@karlcatalon) January 28, 2019
Last year, Nyle advocated for the inclusion of captions in music videos so that they can be enjoyed by deaf people as well, tweeting at Vevo asking for captions on Ariana Grande’s video for Thank U, Next, writing, “You earn more than 650 million per year and can’t even add captions to Ariana Grande’s
#ThankUNextVideo. There ARE closed caption services that will cost you ONLY $6 (or less) to INSTANTLY appeal to a wider audience. There are 466mill people with hearing loss. Thank u, next.”
Ariana Grande has since shared the video on social media with the simple caption, “Love this so much.”
beyond 🖤 love this so much https://t.co/mO0LSPpal5
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) January 28, 2019
Nyle freaked out like any of us would, replying “ARIANA SHARED”.
Watch the video here!
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