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10 Year Old Self-Proclaimed “Drag Kid” Just Killed It at NYFW

Donald Trump may be our president, but even he cannot stop the overwhelming popular movement taking over much of the country at the moment. A movement of acceptance, love, and understanding, is slowly replacing discrimination and hate. At least for a great many of us.

And nothing affirms this belief more than 10 year old Desmond Napoles who, dressed in drag, took to the runway at the Gypsy Sport’s Fall 2018 show. His walk was impeccable, his cool and composed look amazing, and his outfit fantastic. And the best thing of all was that he exuded self-love and don’t-give-a-fuck-ness. It was clear that the spectators adored him as well.

Repost from @evanrosskatz – Baby you’re a model! Shout out to my kid sis @desmondisamazing on his NYFW runway debut for @gypsysport — 10 years old and already serving. . . . . . . Hi! 👋 I’m 🌟 Desmond 🌟 from NYC. 🗽 . I'm a drag kid, dragutante, dragketeer, and draganista doing what I like to call kinderdrag 🍭. I'm a total drag slayer 🐉. I am also the youngest member of the original iconic pioneering voguing ballroom house, the House of UltraOmni. . I have the best 😘 fans, my AMAZIES! I am sincerely grateful for your love ♥ and support. . I call my looks 'androgynously' and my style 🎨 'avant drag'. I'm inspired by RuPaul, the fashions of the Club Kids and Blitz Kids, the artists Andy Warhol and Keith Haring, designers John Galliano, Alexander McQueen, and Commes Des Garçons, Nelson Sullivan videos, altdrag, and do-it-yourself drag ✂. I design or style my own outfits. . I'm an awarded LGBTQ advocate. Marsha P. Johnson is a huge inspiration and motivation for me. My motto is "Be Yourself, Always" 🌈. . I am also the founder of the first drag house for drag kids, the @hausofamazing, set to open for membership soon (tentatively March 2018). . . . 👉  #altdrag #androgynously #avantdrag #boysinmakeup #clubkid #clubkids #diydrag #draganista #dragart #dragartist #dragketeer #dragkid #dragkids #dragqueer #dragslayer #dragsuperstar #dragutante #futureofdrag #genderisadrag #kidsindrag #kinderdrag #mydragisamazing #mygenderisamazing #nycdrag #preteenqueen – #desmondisamazing #beyourselfalways #amazies – #houseofultraomni #hausofamazing

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Desmond took to Instagram after the event, exclaiming to the world and his followers, “I FEEL A-MA-ZING!!!” Desmond told The Daily Beast earlier this month that he began dressing in drag at age 2, when he used to wear his mom’s heels around the house and her bed sheets as a wig. He describes his style as “avant-drag.”

Rocking @stylefw at @nyfw today. I'm wearing a 90's grunge/Clueless inspired outfit. The skirt and sweater are from @outofthecloset_bk. The CUPID jacket is from @thehouseofmann. . . . . . . Hi! 👋 I’m 🌟 Desmond 🌟 from NYC. 🗽 . I'm a drag kid, dragutante, dragketeer, and draganista doing what I like to call kinderdrag 🍭. I'm a total drag slayer 🐉. I am also the youngest member of the original iconic pioneering ballroom house, the House of UltraOmni. . I have the best 😘 fans, my AMAZIES! I am sincerely grateful for your love ♥ and support. . I call my looks 'androgynously' and my style 🎨 'avant drag'. I'm inspired by RuPaul, the fashions of the Club Kids and Blitz Kids, the artists Andy Warhol and Keith Haring, designers John Galliano, Alexander McQueen, and Commes Des Garçons, Nelson Sullivan videos, altdrag, and do-it-yourself drag ✂. I design or style my own outfits. . I'm an awarded LGBTQ advocate. Marsha P. Johnson is a huge inspiration and motivation for me. My motto is "Be Yourself, Always" 🌈. . I am also the founder of the first drag house for drag kids, the @hausofamazing, set to open for membership soon. . . . 👉  #altdrag #androgynously #avantdrag #boysinmakeup #clubkid #clubkids #diydrag #draganista #dragart #dragartist #dragkid #dragkids #dragqueer #dragslayer #dragsuperstar #dragutante #futureofdrag #genderisadrag #kidsindrag #kinderdrag #mydragisamazing #mygenderisamazing #nycdrag #preteenqueen – #desmondisamazing #beyourselfalways #amazies – #houseofultraomni #hausofamazing – #houseofmann

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RuPaul has given Desmond his stamp of approval. In the video below, the drag queen of all drag queens told Desmond at DragCon 2017 in New York City that he was the “future of America.”

[via Cosmopolitan]

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