A rising model and social media star has come out as bisexual.
You may not know Reece King yet, but that doesn’t mean he’s not a celebrity in his own right. (Maybe just a minor-internet-celebrity. Yes, that’s apparently a thing).
With 558,000 Instagram followers and almost 100,000 Twitter followers, Reece King has a stable following that keeps growing.
And certainly that fanbase will grow even larger now that he’s come out as bisexual.
The 23-year-old model came out in an exclusive interview with Gay Times after dodging questions about his sexuality one too many times.
“I realized that whatever I said, it became a distraction,” he explains. “Anything I did or posted online, people would just ask about who I’m interested in.”
He continues, “I just built up this defense of saying ‘that’s not important’. But I guess it’s stuck with me because it really isn’t important, so now I just say ‘yeah, I am bisexual’.”
Now he says he wants to be a digital influence for LGBTQ people and help act as representation through his growing modeling career and his social media presence.
“I think a lot more creative LGBTQ people have taken the limelight, especially on social media,” he says. “We see them on mood boards at shoots for inspiration. If people just keep doing their thing unapologetically, it breaks down the barriers in more homophobic environments.”