Model Kyle Krieger Got Real About Activism And Nudes

May 9, 2018 | Posted in Celebrity by trey-paul

If you are of the queer persuasion and like to peruse Instagram on the regular, you've probably come across model Kyle Krieger once or twice (unless you stalk him like I do, of course). The Instastud got his start on Get Out Alive with Bear Grylls and his modeling career took off shortly after. He recently opened up about his thoughts on certain subjects in an interview Gay Times, and things got... deep.

His Instagram boosts over 1.4 million followers, making him one of the most popular LGBTQ+ creators on the platform. Although his feed is full of hot pics, Kyle is more than just a pretty face. In the candid Q&A, Krieger opens up about his life as an Instagram hottie, his battle with addiction, and even touches on the subject of those pesky hole pics.

Rock, paper, scissor sister | @ryanpfluger

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As one of the most followed members of the LGBTQ+ community on Instagram, we can imagine there's a little pressure to be a good role model for others. Kyle says he understands the responsibility of taking on such a role.

"I don’t think I’ve ever felt pressure to be a spokesperson, I think of it as a responsibility. I also realize I’m not the most eloquent person, so I stick to my strengths with photo and video. With some luck and some hard work, I’ve garnered the attention of a lot of eyes online," he said. "I believe we all rise together, and I just really want to do the best I can with what I have. And if that means helping to rally the community for marches and protests, sharing stories with photos and video, and living a visible life as an out gay man as an act of resistance, so be it. I’m here for it."

Do I make you thorny? 🌵

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When asked about his DMs, which I'm sure are full of nudes and pick-up lines, Kyle got pretty candid on his distaste for some of it, but he loves reading the majority of them overall.

"Yeah, I get a few dick pics and the occasional hole pic, which always makes me throw my phone across the room. But for the most part I have people from all over the world messaging me about a video that touched them, my TED talk that helped them fight their addiction or a certain photo that inspired them to shoot something that they loved. It’s the most wonderful experience."

Disco Des(s)ert 🕺🏻

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You can check out more of Kyle on his Instagram, and in his new short film, Boyfriend, which will show at the BFI Flare Film Festival in London this year.

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