10 Gay & Queer Celebs Who've Talked About Being Tops, Bottoms, or Vers
These celebs have opened up about whether they are tops, bottoms, or vers.
Top, bottom, or vers? It's an age-old question that has puzzled many people for thousands of years. While not everyone subscribes to those labels, for many queer people, and especially gay men, calling yourself a top, bottom, or vers can be a way to help find potential partners and hookups. It can even make you feel more empowered.
Have you ever wondered which of your favorite LGBTQ+ celebs are tops and bottoms? Here's a list of a few of the queer celebs who have come out about their preferences in bed.
"The connotation about being a top or a bottom, I think for the person/the spectator who from the outside, or who can just be looking to make a generalization, it insinuates 'Who's the man and who's the woman?' which obviously is outdated," he said. "The truth about today is that everybody's topped and everybody's bottomed at one point in life; it's more of an open playing field."
Bowen Yang — Bottom
In a Saturday Night Live sketch with that week's host Simu Liu, Yang and Liu were competing to see who had the most groundbreaking "firsts." At one point, Yang mentions that he was on People magazine's Sexiest Men Alive list, to which Liu asks, "weren't you the first openly bottom guy on that list?"
"I'm not open about that," Yang replied. "Who told you that?"
"Oh sorry, I just guessed," Liu said. "Oh, nice! Good job!"
"I'm a TOP," he tweeted. "I'm too lazy to bottom! Lol. Maybe if I got married. But I'm also always super attracted to tops so I guess whoever is strong enough and can pin down the other wins that night."
Later, in a promotional video for his album Montero, he played a new anchor who said, "Breaking news, power bottom 'rapper' Lil Nas X and his caucasian friend led a prison escape this morning," referencing his "Industry Baby" music video where he stages a prison break after dropping the soap in the showers.
Nico Tortorella — Vers Top
The nonbinary actor and model posted an Instagram story back in 2020 showing a "gay sitting alignment chart" with a red arrow pointing towards the "top" position and the words "this is how I was sitting when I read this meme. For the record." However, they added a yellow arrow pointing at the "vers" position and said "(but more here, depends on the day y'all)."
In Joel Kim Booster's appearance on Grindr's "69 Questions" video series, Booster answered the question "morning or night sex?" with "morning if I'm topping, night if I'm bottoming." He then answered "leather or lace?" with "leather if I'm topping, lace if I'm bottoming."