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Gus Kenworthy Biography
Gus Kenworthy born Augustus Richard Kenworthy is a British-born American freestyle skier and actor. He competes in slopestyle, halfpipe and big air. He won the silver medal in Men’s slopestyle at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Kenworthy again represented the United States in slopestyle at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, where he qualified for the final and finished in 12th place.
Gus Kenworthy Age |Gus Kenworthy Birthday
Gus was born on October 1, 1991 in Telluride, Colorado. He is 27 years old as of 2018.
Gus Kenworthy Height
Gus stands at a height of 178 cm (5 ft 10 in).
Gus Kenworthy Family | Gus Kenworthy Parents
Augustus was born in Telluride, Colorado. He is the youngest of three boys. He is the son an English mother, Pip Tyler, and an American father, Peter Kenworthy. Gus has two older brothers, Hugh and Nick Kenworthy.
Since 2006 his father has been the executive director of the Mountainfilm film festival in Telluride . Previously he was a banker from Philadelphia and also worked in London (UK) for several years. His mother is originally from Bristol, England. She was born into a large family, with eight siblings. After moving to London in the early 1970s, she began working backstage in costumes, at the Kings Head Theatre Club. She also ran a vintage booth at the Camden Lock Market. She emigrated with her then husband, Peter, and her sons, including then two-year-old Gus, to Telluride, in 1993.
Gus Kenworthy Gay
Gus publicly came out as gay in an interview with ESPN in October 2015. He said in a later interview with Attitude magazine that he picked to come out in ESPN because “I wanted to do it in my words and once and for all – and hopefully help kids that are in the same position I was.” Rolling Stone noted the “freestyle medalist is the first action-sports star to come out.”
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Gus Kenworthy Partner | Gus Kenworthy Robin Macdonald
Gus was in a relationship with Robin Macdonald who was also involved in the ski industry, working in film and photography. They gained international media attention as a result of Macdonald, texting him a photo of five stray dogs, four puppies and their motherduring their stay in Sochi, at the 2014 Winter Olympics. Gus stayed behind for more than a month to save the family of dogs, and others, while he fought to bring them back home. Their adoption of these dogs helped bring further attention to the problematic rise of the stray dog population in Sochi, which grew significantly during the Olympics. The couple eventually broke up after a five-year relationship.
Gus Kenworthy Matthew Wilkas
Gus has been in a relationship with American theatre and film actor and reality television personality Matthew Wilkas since November 2015. At the 2018 Winter Olympics, in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Wilkas kissed Gus before his qualifying run in the men’s slopestyle; the kiss was broadcast on live television and was lauded as being a significant moment in visibility of LGBT athletes.
Gus Kenworthy Tattoos
But the pair had Beemo immortalized on their bodies with tattoos of the dog during their trip to London over New Year’s.
Gus Kenworthy Ahs
Gus is set to appear in the ninth season of FX’s American Horror Story. Ryan Murphy series creator broke this casting news himself, posting a photo of Gus to Instagram with the following caption: “That special moment when you realize you have an Olympic medal AND will be playing Emma Roberts’ boyfriend on American Horror Story Season 9.” Gus guest starred on RuPaul’s Drag Race, All Stars 4, Episode 3, “Snatch Game of Love”, as one of the available bachelors in 2019.
Gus Kenworthy Dog
Gus and Matt Wilkas rescued, Beemo, during the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in South Korea in early 2018. But they tragically lost Beemo in May after she died from a birth defect.
Matt and Gus had a gut-wrenching visit to a dog meat farm where they meet and adopted their first dog, Beemo and also witnessed the birth of their other pup, Birdie.
‘Although their time with Beemo was short she changed their lives and stole their hearts. After the dog passed away they pair pledged that they would get tattoos in her honor. Gus brought Matt to London for New Year’s and surprised him with appointments for us to finally get their tattoos done.’
In August 2018, the couple adopted Birdie, another rescue dog from South Korea. But Gus wanted to be sure he didn’t disrespect Beemo’s memory.
‘Nothing in the world could ever replace Beemo,’ wrote Gus ‘Or the love that we felt and still feel for her but Birdie has already stolen a new place in our hearts and we’re excited to be dog dads again.
Gus Kenworthy Olympics | Gus Kenworthy Skiing
Gus is a freestyle skier who competes in big air, halfpipe and slopestyle. Gus won AFP World Championships overall titles in 2011, 2012, and 2013. in 2014, he placed second at the Olympics in Sochi, Russia and won his first medal, a bronze, at the X Games in Tignes, France in the slopestyle event.
He won the World Cup Men’s Halfpipe in Park City, Utah, in 2015 and again in 2016 in Mammoth, California, and finished second in 2017. He finished third in the Men’s Slopestyle during the 2017 World Cup in Silvaplana, Switzerland.
Gus Kenworthy Adam Rippon
Gus received words of encouragement from the legendary Billie Jean King on Twitter and Hillary Clinton, who told the crowd at the 2018 Makers Conference that she was “excited that Adam Rippon and Gus Kenworthy will be the first openly gay Olympians for the American team.”
Gus Kenworthy Medals
Freestyle skiing at the 2014 Winter Olympics – Men’s Slopestyle
Gus Kenworthy Popsocket
Gus has teamed up with PopSockets to design an LGBTQ Pride-themed “Be True” PopGrip, one of those smartphone accessories millennials use, and he’s aware that sex sells.
“This photo is to show off my new @popsockets grip and THAT IS ALL!!! Don’t @ me!” he captions his latest shirtless bathroom selfie. “Honestly though, I’m very excited because the PopGrips that I designed are finally available!”
Gus Kenworthy Bathroom Photo
Gus Kenworthy Net Worth
Gus has an estimated net worth of around $300,000.