Model-turned-actor Lio Tipton is opening up about their sexuality and gender identity, coming out as queer and nonbinary!
In a moving Instagram picture that was posted on Wednesday, Tipton (who finished third in Cycle 11 of Tyra Bank's long-running reality competition America's Next Top Model and who co-starred alongside Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling in the 2011 romantic comedy Crazy, Stupid, Love) shared that their pronouns are now they/them, and that they proudly identify as a queer, nonbinary member of the LGBTQ+ community.
"Hi," they wrote. "My name is Lio. My pronouns are they/them. I am proud to announce I am queer and I identify as nonbinary. I hope to give as much love and support back to those who continue to show love and support for the Pride community at large."
After an outpouring of love and support from their fans and followers, Tipton then took to Instagram Stories to thank everyone for the love.
"Thanks guys for the love and the support," they said in their stories.
Only four days in, and it has already been an incredibly busy Pride Month when it comes to celebrity coming out stories! Earlier this week, Love, Simon's Alexandra Shipp, High School Musical's Larry Saperstein, TikTok star Olivia Ponton, rapper DreamDoll, and Legacies' Kaylee Bryant all publicly came out!
Congrats Lio! Welcome to the family!