|Gus Kenworthy Real Name / Gus Kenworthy Full Name||Augustus Richard Kenworthy|
|Gus Kenworthy Net Worth||$0.5 million USD|
|Gus Kenworthy Birthday (Year-Month-Day)||1991-10-1|
|Gus Kenworthy Nationality||British, American|
|Gus Kenworthy Occupation||freestyle skier and actor|
|Gus Kenworthy Height||1.78 m or 5 ft 10 inches|
|Gus Kenworthy Weight||75 kg or 165 pounds|
|Gus Kenworthy Marital Status||single|
|Gus Kenworthy Ethnicity||Caucasian|
|Gus Kenworthy Education||Telluride High School|
|Gus Kenworthy Kids||None|
|Gus Kenworthy Kids Names|
Kenworthy in 2019
|Birth name||Augustus Richard Kenworthy|
|Born||October 1, 1991|
Chelmsford, Essex, United Kingdom
|Height||178 cm (5 ft 10 in)|
|Weight||75 kg (165 lb)|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (178cm)|
(September 2, 2019)
|Total views||6.3 million|
(September 2, 2019)
Augustus Richard Kenworthy (born October 1, 1991) is a British-American freestyle skier, actor, and YouTuber. He competes in slopestyle, halfpipe and big air. Kenworthy won the silver medal in Men's slopestyle at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi and in slopestyle at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, representing the United States. As of 2019, Kenworthy represents Great Britain. He was cast as Chet Clancy the ninth season of the series American Horror Story: 1984.
Early life and education
Kenworthy's father has been the executive director of the Mountainfilm film festival in Telluride since 2006. He is a former banker from Philadelphia, who worked in London (UK) for several years. Kenworthy's mother is originally from Bristol, England. She was born into a large family, with eight siblings. After moving to London in the early 1970s, she began working backstage in costumes, at the Kings Head Theatre Club. She also ran a vintage booth at the Camden Lock Market. She emigrated with her then husband, Peter, and her sons, including then two-year-old Gus, to Telluride, in 1993.
Kenworthy won AFP World Championships overall titles in 2011, 2012, and 2013. In 2014, he placed second at the Olympics in Sochi, Russia and won his first medal, a bronze, at the X Games in Tignes, France in the slopestyle event.
He won the World Cup Men's Halfpipe in Park City, Utah, in 2015 and again in 2016 in Mammoth, California, and finished second in 2017. He finished third in the Men's Slopestyle during the 2017 World Cup in Silvaplana, Switzerland.
In 2019, Kenworthy guest starred on RuPaul's Drag Race, All Stars 4, Episode 3, "Snatch Game of Love", as one of the available bachelors. Kenworthy joined the main cast in the ninth season of FX's anthology series American Horror Story as Chet Clancy.
In December 2019, Kenworthy announced he would compete for his birth nation Great Britain.
In October 2015, Kenworthy publicly came out as gay in an interview with ESPN. He said in a later interview with Attitude magazine that he picked to come out in ESPN because "I wanted to do it in my words and once and for all – and hopefully help kids that are in the same position I was." Rolling Stone noted the "freestyle medalist is the first action-sports star to come out."
He was in a relationship with Robin Macdonald who was also involved in the ski industry, working in film and photography. The couple gained international media attention as a result of Macdonald, texting him a photo of five stray dogs—four puppies and their mother—during their stay in Sochi, at the 2014 Winter Olympics. Kenworthy stayed behind for more than a month to save the family of dogs, and others, while he fought to bring them back home. Their adoption of these dogs helped bring further attention to the problematic rise of the stray dog population in Sochi, which grew significantly during the Olympics. The two eventually broke up after a five-year relationship.
From November 2015 to July 2019 he was in a relationship with American theatre and film actor and reality television personality Matthew Wilkas. At the 2018 Winter Olympics, in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Wilkas kissed Kenworthy before his qualifying run in the men's slopestyle; the kiss was broadcast on live television and was lauded as being a significant moment in visibility of LGBT athletes.
Kenworthy has announced his intention to participate in AIDS/LifeCycle in 2019, pledging to raise $1 million to fight HIV/AIDS as he will join over 2,000 other cyclists on a 7-day, 545 mile cycling trip from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Kenworthy has raised a total of just under $250,000.
|2017||The Challenge: Champs vs. Pros||Himself||6 episodes|
|2018||RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars||Himself||Episode: "Snatch Game of Love"|
|2019||American Horror Story: 1984||Chet Clancy||Main role; 9 episodes|
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Gus Kenworthy is an American freestyle skier, whose prominence rose to great heights after he won a silver medal in the slopestyle competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Before that, he had made his name winning the 2011 AFP World Championship.
Gus further made headlines when in 2015, he publicly came out as gay in an interview with ESPN. Since his coming out, the hunky skier has been praised for his strength and boldness. And since then, he has gone on to win several titles along the way.
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Who Is Gus’ Boyfriend?
Ever since Gus publicly came out as gay in 2015, he has been very open about his relationships and has not been shy to express his love for men. Currently, Gus is in a relationship with boyfriend Matthew Wilkas, who is an actor by profession.
In an interview with Out Magazine, Wilkas revealed that their relationship took off on Instagram. During the time, Gus was dating his former partner, Robin Macdonald. Gus asked Matt out on a date, but Matt, who had just come out of another relationship, declined the offer. But after a year from their first meeting, Matt joined Gus for some drinks on his birthday. And, thus began a relationship between the two. As of now, the pair are living their lives as partners to one another.
And, when asked if they have any plans of getting married, the couple stated that they are not looking forward to a wedding anytime soon. So it seems, they want to first establish their relationship before rushing into anything.
Gus Kenworthy is an American freestyle skier who began skiing at the age of three. Having fallen in love with snow and skiing, Gus made it his goal in life to become a professional skier, and from the looks of it, he has managed to get what he wants.
In the 2014 Winter Olympics, he won a silver medal in the slopestyle competition.
And in 2016, he won slopestyle at the Dew Tour in Breckenridge, halfpipe at the Grand Prix in Mammoth, double silver in halfpipe and slopestyle at X Games Aspenand bronze in halfpipe at X Games Oslo, all of which he endured while suffering from a heel injury. He also had success at the World Championships, winning a silver medal in slopestyle at the 2017 World Championships.
A superstar on the snow, Gus is reported to have a net worth somewhere around the range of $500,000.
Wiki & Bio
Gus Kenworthy was born on the 1st of October 1991 in Essex, England but later moved to the USA when he was just two years old. His family consists of his father Peter, mother Pip and his two brothers Hugh and Nick. Gus’s father is American while his mother is British. So his background comes from two different parts of the world.
Likewise, he stands at the height of 5’11” and weights 75 kgs. Along with being a superstar on the snow, he also made headlines when he brought a stray Sochi dog and her puppies back to the U.S. after the Olympics.