As the final winner of America's Next Top Model, Nyle DiMarco will be the reigning ANTM champ for the rest of his life.
"I have to say it's an honor," he tells E! News' Sibley Scoles of his new title, courtesy of Tyra Banks. "I'm the last winner, I'm deaf, I'm the second male winner—there are so many things all encompassed in one so I'm so thankful to Tyra and the show to give me that platform."
While plenty of DiMarco's fellow models spent their time on the show fighting and/or hooking up with each other, the eventual winner sat on the sidelines for much of that drama because of communication difficulties. The 26-year-old was born deaf, and not all of his housemates made an effort to try to learn how to speak with him.