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Kim Kardashian West's make-up artist comes out as gay in powerful speech

Mario Dedivanovic has amassed more than seven million followers on Instagram

2019-11-20

Words: Steve Brown

Kim Kardashian West’s make-up artist Mario Dedivanovic comes out as gay during a live awards ceremony.

Dedivanovic, who has amassed more than seven million followers on Instagram, is an ambassador for cosmetics brand Anastasia Beverly Hills and during the American Influencer Awards in Los Angeles, the make-up artists was awarded the Artist Achievement Award.

While picking up the accolade from his close friend, the make-up artist opened up about his sexuality and how he has been ‘living in fear’.

 
 
 
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He said: “I had spent my entire life and childhood suppressing my thoughts, suppressing my dreams, my feelings, my creativity and trying to be invisible so that no one would know how I’m feeling inside.

“I stand here for the first time in my life a proud 37-year-old gay man.

“I finally feel that bright light that I’ve been dreaming of my whole life is pouring from my soul around my body and it’s mine.

“Little boys and girls around the world are growing up with pain and fear like I did.

“Because they are different and they are scared to be themselves, because their culture or their family judged them.”

He then posted a clip of his speech on his Instagram account with the caption, ‘Finally free’.

 
 
 
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