Zander Hodgson: “I just want you to know that you are not alone.”
British model, actor and Instagram hottie Zander Hodgson lives in Los Angeles and has appeared on Hollyoaks, Coronation Street, Shameless and Ray Donovan. Recently, he came out as gay on YouTube in hopes of inspiring others who are struggling with their sexual orientation or gender identity.
In his coming out video, Hodgson said he wanted to “connect to others” and “to connect to you more.” Hodgson continued, “I think about all the kids out there that are being bullied or are really struggling with their sexuality, even teenagers or adults, I just want you to know that you are not alone.”
He went on to admit that he felt being openly gay could potentially damage his career. “There aren’t many gay actors out there in my age range that I feel I can relate to. I don’t think there are many opportunities out there for gay men to play straight roles,” the 27-year-old explained.
“While I love watching gay films about gay relationships, where straight actors have taken on the role, I also question ‘why is a straight actor in that role when there are so many gay actors out there?’” he asked.
Considering that Hodgson looks like a leading-man, we understand his confusion. Here are 40 of our favorite photos of the British beau.