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Gus Kenworthy posts thirsty bathroom selfie for very good cause

Gus Kenworthy posts thirsty bathroom selfie for very good cause

Gus Kenworthy is raising money for this year's AIDS/Lifecycle

Gus Kenworthy wants your money. But it’s for a good cause!

Knowing exactly how to grab the attention of his followers, the US Olympic-medal winning skier posted a particularly eye-catching photo to his social media last night. Although your eyes may be drawn to his large owl tattoo – or abs – he’s actually showing off a new cell phone accessory.

Gus Kenworthy takes a selfie
(Photo: @guskenworthy | Instagram)

The ‘Be True’ grip he has designed can be attached to a phone to help you keep hold of it.

‘This photo is to show off my new @popsockets grip and THAT IS ALL!!! Don’t @ me! 😂,’ he commented.

‘Honestly though, I’m very excited because the PopGrips that I designed are finally available! 50% of the proceeds are going to help fund my @aidslifecycle campaign and that money directly improves the quality of life for those living with HIV/AIDS! Click the link in my bio to get yours now! Be you, be true!’

The grip designed by Kenworthy
The grip designed by Kenworthy (Photo: Pop Sockets)


Kenworthy announced last year that he was participating in the annual AIDS/Lifecycle in 2019. He’s set himself the very ambitious target of raising $1million.

You can sponsor him direct, or, if you want one of his grips, check out Pop Sockets. Its selling rainbow-hued ‘Be True’ and ‘Spectrum’ design grips. Some of the proceeds will go towards his sponsorship.

Official AIDS/Lifecycle bike sponsors Cannondale are providing Kenworthy with a special Synapse model bike for the run.

The annual 545-mile cycle ride will take place 2-8 June from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Kenworthy has so far managed to raise over $55,000 – more than any other rider – but still has some way to go to hit his $1million target.

We’re sure he’ll get there eventually, but at this rate, he may have to post a few more thirsty photos first!

See also

Beautiful stories explain why people bike across California in the AIDS/LifeCycle

Entertainment journalist Marc Malkin reveals he’s HIV-positive

Dad becomes honorary bear as he rides 545 miles in memory of son who died of AIDS