Olympians Gus Kenworthy and Adam Rippon made headlines in winter 2018 as the only two openly gay American athletes to be competing in the Winter Olympics.
And what could we do but fall for Gus Kenworthy’s ridiculously adorable smile?
Coming in late 2018, the Olympics and NBC/sports networks won’t be the only place to catch Gus Kenworthy and his smile (and probably also his abs):
American Horror Story ‘s showrunner, Ryan Murphy, announced that Gus Kenworthy would be joining the cast of season 9.
He will be starring opposite longtime cast member Emma Roberts as Roberts’ character’s boyfriend.
— TV Guide (@TVGuide) February 6, 2019
Kenworthy took home the Olympic silver medal in Men’s Freestyle Skiiing in 2014.
The skiier says he’s ready for any challenges the role might bring.
Interviewer: So how did you prepare for this role?
Me: I actually played "straight" for the first 23 years of my life… https://t.co/suRyBfRE3Q
— Gus Kenworthy (@guskenworthy) February 7, 2019
Ryan Murphy hasn’t revealed much about season 9 at all, aside from Kenworthy’s casting.
But people are thrilled:
— BlakeFan-TX (@Kstarr1991) February 7, 2019
butt will there be any nude love scenes?
— chris frost ❄️☃️❄️ (@chrisfalman) February 7, 2019
tell me the character ends up with a man
— Pim (@pimstr97) February 7, 2019
OOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMGGGGGGGGG MY HEAD IS GONNA EXPLODE @sepiesfahlani
— Aaron Wodka (@AaronWodka) February 7, 2019
Kenworthy has somewhat of a reputation as a… total thirst trap.
For those of you who don’t have a computer yet somehow managed to find this article anyway, a thirst trap is somebody who posts frequent photos of themselves on social media without much or any clothing on.
Not that we’re upset about that:
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Matt and I haven't seen each other in a month and a half and because of his work schedule and mine we thought it was going to be a few more weeks until we finally did. Last night he flew to New York to surprise me for Thanksgiving. I am thankful for many things in my life: my family, my friends, my health and my community but maybe most of all I am thankful for every morning that I get to wake up next to this sweet man. Happy Thanksgiving everybody – I'm very thankful for you all! 🦃🍂🧡
We and all the rest of the people on Twitter responded well to the thirst.
Omg this is hot and I’m so ready
— Allán F. Vasquez-Lopez (@allansthoughts) February 7, 2019
American Horror Story Season 9 premieres in fall 2019. The series has been ordered through Season 10, and due to the cycling nature of the characters and actors on the show, that means Kenworthy will have more chances to appear.
Perhaps he’ll even be accompanied by Adam Rippon. There’s always room for more.