Tyler Ford is a writer and public speaker who advocates for transgender and non-binary people. Tyler competed on the second season of The Glee Project making Tyler the first transgender contestant.[2][3] Tyler uses the pronouns they/them/theirs.[4]

Tyler is a close friend of Ariana Grande.

Friendship with ArianaEdit

  • Ariana and Tyler both grew up in Boca Raton, Florida.
  • Tyler helped take care of Ariana when she was sick.[5]
  • Ariana has said that Tyler's laugh is her favorite sound.[6]
  • Tyler attended Ariana's 21st birthday celebration.
  • Ariana and Tyler made bracelets, tie dye shirts and jeweled dinosaur models together for Ariana's brother Frankie while they were on Big Brother 16.[7][8]
  • They swam in the ocean at night in Florida. [9]
  • Ariana held Tyler's hand while they got a tattoo.[10]
  • Ariana introduced Tyler to Miley Cyrus and they worked together on Miley's Happy Hippie Foundation.[11][12]
  • Tyler went with Ariana to Rome while she was filming Zoolander 2.[13]
  • Tyler and Ariana were seen walking the streets of New York in July 2015.[14][15]
  • Ariana wished Tyler a happy 25th birthday through Twitter.[16]
  • Tyler also did an interview for Rookie Magazine (where they are a staff writer) about their friendship with Ariana.[17]
  • Tyler was in a Honeymoon Diaries Video.


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