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10-year-old drag kid makes runway debut

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Feb 14, 2018, 1:27 pm IST
Updated : Feb 14, 2018, 1:28 pm IST

Well known fashion brand takes on 10-year-old LGBT+ activist and self-professed “drag kid” as runway model.

The Brooklyn-born youngster first caught attention when dancing in a rainbow tutu at the 2015 Pride Parade and has since made quite the name for himself. (Facebook/ Desmond is Amazing)
 The Brooklyn-born youngster first caught attention when dancing in a rainbow tutu at the 2015 Pride Parade and has since made quite the name for himself. (Facebook/ Desmond is Amazing)

Fashion brand Gypsy Sport is known to push boundaries when it comes to fashion.

From pregnant women and trans activists to rapper and reality TV star Cardi B, it has long been a champion of inclusivity in both its clothing and casting.

Now, the brand has taken on the most unexpected model to make an appearance on the brand's runway.

Desmond Napoles – a 10-year-old LGBT+ activist and self-professed “drag kid.” recently walked alongside a varied troupe of models for the brand.

Napoles, or as he’s better known, Desmond is Amazing, made his catwalk debut wearing an oversized black blazer with a ruffled Elizabethan collar, long polka-dot nails and his hair slicked across his forehead.

He even took to Instagram to talk about his euphoria. “Dreams do come true!” he wrote on Instagram.

“I FEEL A-MA-ZING!!! I am so thankful for all the opportunities today. I am so grateful for the love and support.”

The Brooklyn-born youngster first caught attention when dancing in a rainbow tutu at the 2015 Pride Parade and has since made quite the name for himself.

The 10-year-old is the youngest member of the original iconic pioneering voguing ballroom house, the House of UltraOmni and says he is inspired by the fashions of the Club Kids and Blitz Kids as well as Andy Warhol, Alexander McQueen and Comme des Garcons.

But, that’s not all. The self-confessed “drag slayer” even sashayed for RuPaul at DragCon who told the crowd he was “the future of America”.

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