'Dancing With the Stars': Meet Breakout Star Nyle DiMarco

PHOTO: Nyle Dimarco and Peta Murgatroyd appear on "Dancing With the Stars," March 21, 2016.PlayABC
WATCH Nyle DiMarco Is First Deaf Male Contestant to Compete on 'Dancing With the Stars'

Nyle DiMarco, a past winner on "America's Next Top Model," wowed the judges last night on "Dancing With the Stars," earning a score of 23 for the night.

Bruno Tonioli was shocked to find out that DiMarco is deaf, saying, "I’m telling you. You could be America’s next top dancer.”

Len Goodman, a notoriously tough judge on the show, was also impressed, calling the performance terrific.

DiMarco, a New York native, explained that he follows his partner Peta Murgatroyd with his eyes, while she dances to the beats.

After the show, a grateful DiMarco took to Instagram to thank everyone for their support.

"WOW. Just WOW. TONIGHT ON #DWTS WAS JUST AMAZING! I will CONTINUE TO MAKE NOISE!! #RedefiningDANCE," he wrote.

WOW. Just WOW. TONIGHT ON #DWTS WAS JUST AMAZING! I will CONTINUE TO MAKE NOISE!! #RedefiningDANCE

A photo posted by Nyle DiMarco (@nyledimarco) on Mar 21, 2016 at 9:42pm PDT

DiMarco won "Top Model" in 2015 and has been featured on other shows like "Switched At Birth."

Also earning a score of 23 on the season opener were Ginger Zee and Val Chmerkovskiy, and Wanya Morris and Lindsay Arnold. The three pairs were all tied for the lead.