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The 23-year-old Olympic gold medallist opens up about his large gay following.

Gold medal-winning Olympian Chris Mears has never been shy when it comes to expressing himself – and even less shy in front of a camera.

Getting himself all wrapped up in his latest shoot with FAULT Magazine, the Team GB diver is one thing we certainly wouldn’t mind finding underneath the tree this year.

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Discussing his LGBT fanbase in and vocal support of the community in the accompanying interview, the 23-year-old says: “I like going outside my comfort zone because I want to grow. I want to become a better person. It was something I never explored before, even just doing a photoshoot.”

“I threw myself into the deep end. It opened up a lot of doors. I’m happy to be a part of that scene.”

He adds: “I’m absolutely all for people in sport, both men and women, being open and free in who they are because I’m totally free in who I am.

“I’d hate to feel like I couldn’t be who I am. I think that would be tragic.”

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And Chris isn’t one to let dishonesty get in the way.

“I can’t pretend to be engaged in something when I’m not. I’m really honest and really transparent. I don’t hide my feelings well. I’m transparent to a FAULT, let’s say.”

Read Chris’s full interview with FAULT Magazine here.

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