Santino Rice: Is He Gay or Straight? Everything From Dating, Boyfriend To His Net Worth

By Ravi Lama | On: 18 Jan, 2018
Santino Rice: Is He Gay or Straight? Everything From Dating, Boyfriend To His Net Worth

Quick Information

Date of Birth August 20, 1974
Age 46 Years 5 Month(s)
Citizenship American
Profession Fashion Designer
Marital Status Single
Divorced Not Yet
Gay/Lesbian Bisexual
Net Worth $500 Thousand Dollars
Ethnicity Multiracial
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Children/Kids Not Yet
Height 6 Feet 5 Inches (195 cm)
Education Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
Siblings No

A fashion designer has the wildest of imaginations and can see the world differently. As demanding it is, the fashion industry also can hike your popularity and make you a star overnight. Santino Rice status as a fashion designer came into notice when he became one of the finalists in the Project Runway.

Santino Rice: Is He Gay?

With his personality and support for the LGBT community, Santino was always in the receiving end of gay rumors. But Santino identifies himself as the bisexual rather than gay. During a question about his query, he said:

You can just call me gay but I like men and I am attracted to beautiful women. I didn't like the negativity that was attached to being gay growing up so that is why I have problems with the label.

So, he is not gay, but he is not straight as well. But he waves his support for the gay community and often posts tweets in their favor.

On 9th May 2012, he posted a tweet and showed his support for the decision of gay marriage.

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Is Santino Rice Dating Anyone?

As of now, Santino is possibly single. There are no news and reports of his past relationships and affairs. Openly bisexual, Santino hasn’t made any public appearances with his boyfriend or girlfriend.

However, Santino once had spoken about his girlfriend in his Tweet. On 21 May 2016, he mentioned in one of his tweets that he stood outside the men’s restroom as a bodyguard while his girlfriend used the male restroom. His post indeed gave a hint that he was in a relationship two years ago. However, he made sure not to reveal the identity of his lady. Since then, Santino never gushed about his girlfriend in social media post neither he was spotted cozying up with her.

On the recent Valentine’s Day 2018, Santino wished his fans and followers to experience the love forever with beloved people. Unfortunately, he might have not Valentine to celebrate the romantic day as he didn’t mention about his valentine in the tweet.

There is a possibility that he is dating his partner dodging the public eye but until the man himself comes out in open to reveal his personal life, it is hard to predict his current relationship status.

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Fasting for 111 Days!

In July 2017, he tweeted a post that raised many eyebrows. He claimed that he would be fasting for 111 days. Yes, You read that correctly.

He further elaborated in a tweet that:

My fast involves drinking as much organic cold-pressed juice and water as I need. However 3 days of just water will allow your body to heal.

The Career of a Fashion Designer:

To follow his passion, he participated as a contestant on of the second season of Bravo reality show ‘Project Runway' in 2005. With mixed reaction to his designs from the juries to creating the red carpet dress for Nicky Hilton, he was praised for the design and also got the highest point from the judges. Santino was one of the three finalists of the show.

Santino became well known for the charismatic persona and sometimes for his caustic humor. He was often termed as the "villain" of the show for the persona he carried.

Rice was selected to be one of the judges of the Miss Universe 2006 pageant, as being as favorable for the show “The Project Runway.” In 2006, Rice made a guest appearance in the sixth episode of America's Most Smartest Model, in which he taught the contestants about fashion design sense.

Rice also starred in the Lifetime show ‘On the Road with Austin and Santino,’ alongside fellow Project Runway alumnus Austin Scarlett. The show premiered in 2010 and was one of the most successful shows on television. 

In 2014th 'Project Runway: Threads, Vanessa Simmons appeared as the host and the judge of the show.

How Much Is Santino’s Net Worth?

Santino became the talk of the town when he became one of the finalists of the show ‘Project Runway.' No doubt he has quickly established himself as the top designer in the business. His career in design and stint as the judge of the various show has paid him well. He summoned a decent net worth of $500,000.

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Short Bio Of Santino

Born with the birth name Santino Quinto Rice, he took his first breath on August 20, 1974, in Saint Charles, Missouri, the United States which makes his age 44. He belongs to mixed ethnicity as he has Afro-American, Italian. Jewish, and Native American ancestry. Santino stands at a tall height of 6 feet and 5 inches and is blessed with healthy body shape. His wiki remains secretive about his early childhood and parents.