In a red carpet interview with Entertainment Tonight, the "Angel Baby" singer shared that it felt strange for him to be jumping back into public life after a year and a half of quarantine. "I was in lockdown in Australia, like, three days ago, so to go from 0 to 100 like this is the coolest thing ever," Sivan said. "I got an email that apparently Rihanna wanted me to be in the show. It was insane. I love her, I think everyone knows that."
The star continued, saying that being asked to model for the show meant a lot more to him than just having an idol of his recognize him in public. "As someone who struggled with my sexuality when I was younger and body image later in life, it’s so, so important," he said. "It’s cool to get everyone together and feel really hot and feel really cool. Just to celebrate that humanity is really nice."