At 4’3, David Funes is what you would call a “little person.” He is also gay.
In a fascinating new interview, he tells Gawker that helives in New York and works as a nightlife personality and go-go dancer.
He goes by the name Nano — after the iPod, yes, but also because “nano” translates to “dwarf” in Greek.
Funes says that being a little person hasn’t always been easy, especially when he was growing up.
“There were moments that I stared in the mirror hoping that one day I would change,” he explains. “It really depends on the mood I was feeling that day. There was an era I was depressed, around 14.”
Today, however, he’s come to embrace his small stature.
In fact, he says it’s come in surprisingly handy when looking for guys to meet on Grindr.
“There are people that contact me for fetishes, like, ‘Oh my god, I always wanted to try a little guy,’” Funes says.
But Funes says he’s “very selective,” adding that he tends to attract men with a dominant streak.
“Because I’m little, I’m very easy to maneuver,” he explains. “I’m very easy to throw around. They feel a sense of dominance. They feel I’m going to say yes. They think I’m desperate, but I’m not. That gives them that sense of confidence to walk up to me and say, ‘Hey, let’s go to bed,’ you know what I mean? That’s a really big turn-off.”
As for his own fantasies, Funes says he’s always wanted to hook up with another little person.
“That’s the first time I’d ever be able to dominate someone,” he explains.