Gus Kenworthy Reveals 2022 Winter Olympic Games Will Be His 'Last' — Then He'll Focus On Acting

Jun. 23 2021, Published 12:03 a.m. ET

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Freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy has big plans for his future — and not all of them have to do with hitting the slopes.

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In an exclusive interview with OK!, the 29-year-old reveals that he’s ready to start a new chapter. “I have summer Olympics in July, and I'm doing some correspondence work for NBC, and then I'm competing in the winter Olympics in February,” he says while promoting his new collaboration with CBD wellness company BEAM. “That [will] be my last games and my last competition.”

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The England native — who made history in 2018 alongside Adam Rippon as the first two openly gay men to compete at the Winter Olympics — earned the silver medal in Men's slopestyle while representing Team USA in 2014 in Sochi.

Five years later, Kenworthy announced he’d be competing on behalf of Great Britain — and in February 2020, he won his first gold medal.

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“The focus right now is 100% on skiing and getting through the Beijing 2022 Olympics, and then after that, I think my focus will shift again,” Kenworthy continues. “I will get back into acting more, and into hosting. I've had some auditions here and there.

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“I'm excited for when the skiing stuff dies down," he adds, "to have some time to really focus on acting.”

Kenworthy is no stranger to appearing in front of the camera after appearing on RuPaul's Drag Race and starring as Chet in American Horror Story: 1984. He’s also set to serve as a mentor to Bachelor alum Colton Underwood, who publicly came out as gay in April, in an upcoming Netflix series.

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It seems the pair are already getting along swimmingly. As OK! previously reported, the new buddies celebrated Pride month in Provincetown, Mass. "Colton is a really sweet guy," Kenworthy tells OK!. "I just wanted to try and help him make new friends, and my group of friends already had this trip to Provincetown planned. I extended an invite to him, and he came for a few days — and it was fun for him, I think, to get to be around other gay people. I think he made a lot of new friends. I think he enjoyed himself."

With reporting by Michael Gioia.


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