The actor, model, and one of the first openly gay Olympians
is living his (very) best life in West Hollywood
Since I don’t have many friends who’ve won an Olympic medal, the first thing I do when I get to Gus Kenworthy’s apartment in West Hollywood is ask where he keeps his hardware. The professional skier leads me to an antique trophy case tucked in a foyer between the living room and the dining area. Inside are animal fossils, skulls he picked up on desert hikes, a carved ostrich egg, and, finally, hidden on the bottom shelf, a silver medal for ski slopestyle at the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Kenworthy, 29, was born in Chelmsford, England, and grew up in Telluride, Colorado. He’s a two-time Olympian, “hopefully about to be a three-time Olympian,” he says with a smile, referring to the 2022 Olympics in Beijing, and a five-time X-Games medalist. For most of his career, he lived in Colorado during ski season and New York in the off-season. However, in 2018, after fielding inbound requests for hosting gigs and acting offers from Hollywood (he made a splash in the ninth season of American Horror Story), he decided to make the move to L.A.
Interior designer Orlando Soria placed an oil painting of flowers and a graphite text study by Denver-based artists Shawn Huckins and Joel Swanson, respectively, in the living room, and an oil painting of two men canoodling by Mark Beard in the master bedroom. Kenworthy has an original Tom of Finland sketch, as well as several works by Andy Warhol, including drawings and a Polaroid of Dolly Parton.
Published: 19th December 2020Tags: Architectural Digest, Derek Blasberg, Gus Kenworthy, Zeke Ruelas