“Hi. My name is Lio. My pronouns are they/them. I am proud to announce I am queer and I identify as non binary”, the star posted on social media.
“I hope to give as much love and support back to those who continue to show love and support for the Pride community at large. 🏳️🌈❤️ Lio”
When a follower asked for further explanation in Lio’s comments, they elaborated:
“It means that I do not identify with the tradition binary gender structure. I do not and have not for a long time, felt whole fitting into one box”.
“It allows me to understand myself outside of how people expect me to. I’ve made the choice to transition to non binary. I am pansexual which is separate from ones gender identity. Seems I’m not a box person 🙇🙆 too claustrophobic . It means something unique to everyone, and that’s the beautiful thing about it. I hope this helps some”.
Lio shot to fame in the eleventh season of America’s Next Top Model (billed as
Happy Pride Month, Lio!