Woody Cook is a model and the son of DJ/producer Fatboy Slim and British TV personality Zoe Ball. In a candid new interview with Boys by Girls magazine, he opens up about his sexuality.
“I am bisexual,” 18-year-old Cook says. “It’s something I’ve known for three years. I always felt, growing up, that I had all these thoughts and I just shook it off.”
Cook says he realized he was bi after a girl he had a crush on told him she was gay:
One day I was at a party, and there was this girl I really liked who said: “It’s a shame you’re not a girl, I’m only really into girls. It’s great being gay.” And I said; “Yeah, I’m gay too, I’m bisexual.” I just said it as a laugh at the time, but then the next day I woke up and thought: “Why did I say that?” And then, the more I thought about it I thought; “Oh my god, that explains everything!”
He calls it a “miracle moment.”
“My entire life had been really conflicted, and I suddenly realized that was it,” he says.
Asked whether he’s more into girls or boys, Cook says it changes, literally, by the day:
One day I feel it’s completely girls, and another day I could be thinking about guys. I don’t know if it’s a gay time of the month, haha. But it changes day to day. It’s very fluid. Love is love, you can be who you want and love who you want. That’s my viewpoint.
He says that he hopes by coming out and speaking openly about his sexuality, he can be a role model for others.
“I want people to feel like it’s okay being themselves,” he says. “I’d love for my impact to be that more people have a good time. We’re only here once, so you’ve got to make it as good as you can.”