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Chris Mears

Back from Rio with gold in tow, it seemed only natural to wrap GT up in the bulging arms of Chris Mears as we approach the most festive time of the year. But how’s life as one half of the world’s most coveted synchro diving pair? What does this self-confessed ‘gayest straight guy you’ll ever meet’ really think of his overwhelming LGBT+ following? And are man-on-man hugs really off the cards? Not if we have anything to say about it...

gold, frankincense & MEARS

IMAGES joseph sinclair

GROOMING evan huang

USING MAC COSMETICS AND CAROL JOY LONDON

STYLING suzie street

STYLING ASSISTANT emily davies

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LEATHER JACKET BY OUR LEGACY NECKLACE BY NORTHSKULL

“What do you expect after winning

Olympic gold?” shrugs 23-year-old Chris Mears in reference to the Daily Mail’s now infamous headline bringing his masculinity into question.

He and diving partner Jack Laugher had just made history by winning gold in the men’s synchronised 3m springboard – Britain’s first-ever for diving.

Poolside, upon hearing the result, they jumped into each other’s arms in a celebratory embrace.

“Steady on chaps!” wrote the Mail. “Britain’s victorious synchronised divers hug for joy after winning gold – while China’s bronze medalists settle for a manly pat on the back.” The insinuation being that the way Chris and Jack celebrated wasn’t quote, unquote ‘manly’.

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Anyone for gold, frankincense and Chris Mears? The Brit diver is back where he belongs – on the cover of GT. The Olympic heartthrob talks to GT about hugging men, making history and bringing home the gold. Also in your brand new GT - hieeeeee! Whether you like it or not, reigning RuPauls Drag Race queen Alaska's here to slay. Can you be gay and Christian? We reach out and touch faith with Ruth Hunt, Vicky Beeching and Jeremy Pemberton. We also dive into the archives and pay tribute to the fabulous life of the Freak Unique. RIP Pete Burns.
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