Hunky model and activist Nyle DiMarco celebrates his 31st birthday today, and he’s more than familiar with his birthday suit.

The first male model, model with a disability, and openly gay model to win America’s Next Top Model has come a long way since the show, having modelled for some of the biggest brands and publications in the world.

But he’s not just a tight torso and chiselled jaw, DiMarco persistently uses his platform to raise deaf awareness.