Then: Oh, Norman. Norm didn’t just break the mold for day representation on reality TV—he created it. As the first openly LGBT housemate on The Real World, Norman was simply a cool dude with an artist’s spirit who helped in expanding a few minds.
Now: Artist, entrepreneur, inventor: Norman does it all. He’s designed for the Guggenheim Museum, created art for Nickelodeon, Disney, and the Oscars, and produced an independent film, The Wedding Video, released by Warner Brothers in 2004. Most recently, for your tech-ing pleasure, he developed the AeroTray, a multi-functional platform for laptops and tablets to help you work and create while traveling.