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Move over Tom Daley, Dustin Lance Black to launch his very own modeling career

Why should Tom Daley get to have all the fun in front of the camera? Dustin Lance Black is following in his athlete-turned-model fiancé’s footsteps.

The 42-year-old Oscar winner just signed a contract with Wilhelmina Models, which also represents Nicki Minaj, Shawn Mendes, Nick Jonas, and Demi Lovato.

 “In a time when too many are using our differences to divide us, I want to help lift our differences up as what make us magnificent, what make us powerful,” Black says about his latest endeavor.

Speaking to the Hollywood Reporter, he adds, “Fashion has the potential to help our individuality roar, and right now, we must use every tool in our arsenal to amplify that roar.”

Bill Wackermann, CEO of Wilhelmina Bill Wackermann, says, “Dustin Lance Black is a true visionary talent. He uses his artistry, voice and talent to give voice to individuals and ideas who need to be heard.”

Believe it or not, this won’t be Black’s first foray into the world of modeling. He’s actually been practicing his pout for years:

Eat your heart out @mearschris93 ? #TBT #HighSchoolSwimTeam

A post shared by Dustin Lance Black (@dlanceblack) on

Wilhelmina Models says it hopes to help Black land both editorial photo shoots and fashion campaigns. Based on his January cover shoot Attitude, we’d say that shouldn’t be too difficult:

Related: Dustin Lance Black defends response to ‘When We Rise,’ says ratings aren’t reliable

photo credit: Instagram

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  • ChrisK

    Practicing bikini stuffing as well I see.

    • bum-bum-bum

      I don’t know. Those bareback pics of his, that were leaked, sure did impress.

    • ChrisK

      I checked and you have a point.

  • DCguy

    I hope this isn’t just his feeling insecure that his younger boyfriend has become something of a pinup.

    • DMRX

      Oh come on…
      You haven’t noticed Graham’s penchant for adding innuendo of something nefarious to a story before?
      No other site is reporting it as such.
      But as much as you live on this site, I’m not surprised that you didn’t bother to cross-check.

  • cabe

    In the picture attached to this article, he looks good b/c his hair is fixed. He usually looks like an unattractive lesbian because of that awful haircut he sports.

  • broadshoulder

    The difference between Lance Black and Tom Daley grows bigger and bigger. Both want the limelight

    Lets hope they can sort it out before their super duper Hello backed celebrity wedding this year

  • ohellzno

    He has really nice skin for a dude over 40. I wish I had skin like that.

    • Captain Obvious

      It’s called 10 pounds of makeup.

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