DiMarco has turned his reality-show fame and created a platform for advocating for deaf and hearing-impaired people everywhere. Several of his most memorable performances--including his freelance dance to Disturbed's cover of "The Sound of Silence"--were inspired by his life as a deaf man.
He dedicated his win to the deaf community on Facebook.
"This is for 70 million of deaf people in the world!" he wrote. "Winning this is a HUGE step to ending LANGUAGE DEPRIVATION of millions.