ⓘ Omar Ayuso. Ayuso was born in Madrid on 26 March 1998 and raised in Manzanares el Real. After seeing Bad Education as a child, he became interested in becoming ..

                                     

ⓘ Omar Ayuso

Ayuso was born in Madrid on 26 March 1998 and raised in Manzanares el Real. After seeing Bad Education as a child, he became interested in becoming an actor or filmmaker. Ayuso studies audiovisual communication at the Charles III University of Madrid.

                                     

1. Career

In 2018, Omar was cast in the Spanish web television series Elite as Omar Shanaa, a closeted gay muslim who develops a relationship with Ander Muñoz who is played by Aron Piper. In preparation for the role, worked for two months with director Ramon Salazar to absorb his characters role.

In 2019, Ayuso stared in three short films including Maras’ de Salvador Calvo and Rafagas de vida salvaje by Jorge Cantos and Disseminare by Jools Beardon.

In January 2020, Ayuso was featured in the music video of "Juro Que" by singer songwriter Rosalia.

Ayuso plays the character, David, in the upcoming film, 8 Años, a gay drama where he reflects on an eight-year relationship.

                                     

1.1. Career Public image

Ayuso and Pipers onscreen relationship, coined "Omander", and offscreen friendship has generated a global following. As of January 2020, he had over two million followers on social media. The role has boosted LGBT visibility although Ayuso resists the notion that he serves as a role model. As a gay man, Ayuso has been the subject of homophobic commentary. He believes the widespread support for his onscreen relationship with Piper is due to it being easier for homophobic people to accept gays in fiction rather than in real life.

Ayuso has had a transgressive image which includes provocative fashion choices in public appearances and social media posts.

                                     

2. Personal life

In 2019, Ayuso moved into an apartment in downtown Madrid. He has a tattoo of a flame and an eye on his hand inspired by artist Ricardo Cavolo. Ayuso is gay. He has stated in interviews that he is proud of his generations social progress on topics including feminism, LGBT rights, and efforts against racism.

Ayuso cites singer Alaska as one of his idols.

As of March 2020, Ayuso is in a relationship with artist Alonso Diaz.