‘Drag Kid’ Desmond Napoles maakt catwalkdebuut tijdens New York Fashion Week

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‘Drag Kid’ Desmond Napoles maakt catwalkdebuut tijdens New York Fashion Week

Desmond Napoles is pas tien jaartjes jong, maar stelt zich nu al voor als ‘drag queen’ – of beter gezegd als ‘drag kid’. Met zijn 28.000 volgers op Instagram verovert hij de wereld. Tel daar nu ook nog maar een catwalkdebuut tijdens New York Fashion Week bij op!

‘Drag Kid’ Desmond Napoles

Wat wij deden toen we tien jaar waren? Het ging niet veel verder dan naar school gaan, met Barbies spelen en wat kleurplaten inkleuren. Ja, dat was onze kindertijd wel zo’n beetje.

Repost from @dustinpop – NY PRIDE MARCH 2016 🌈🌈 @desmondisamazing Walked The Runway At @gypsysport Yesterday – But This Was Not His 1st Time Out Photographed by Dustin Pittman. . . . . . . Hi! πŸ‘‹ I’m 🌟 Desmond 🌟 from NYC. πŸ—½ . I'm a drag kid, dragutante, dragketeer, and draganista doing what I like to call kinderdrag 🍭. I'm a total drag slayer πŸ‰. 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 β™₯ 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 GarΓ§ons, Nelson Sullivan videos, altdrag, and do-it-yourself drag βœ‚. 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). . . . πŸ‘‰Β  #altdrag #androgynously #avantdrag #boysinmakeup #clubkid #clubkids #draganista #dragart #dragartist #dragketeer #dragkid #dragkids #dragqueer #dragslayer #dragsuperstar #dragutante #futureofdrag #genderisadrag #kidsindrag #kinderdrag #mydragisamazing #mygenderisamazing #nycdrag #preteenqueen – #desmondisamazing #beyourselfalways #amazies – #houseofultraomni #hausofamazing – #dustinpop

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Desmonds jeugd ziet er een tikkeltje anders uit. Al op zijn zesde vond Desmond het leuk om zich te verkleden als Disneyprinsessen. Zijn interesse in jurken groeide en gelukkig waren zijn ouders vrij genoeg om hierin mee te gaan. Ze lieten Desmond zijn gang gaan en realiseerden zich dat zijn geluk het belangrijkste was. En dat hoefde je Desmond duidelijk geen twee keer te vertellen.

This is one of my favorite songs of all time. ❀ I would love to perform it someday. . "I AM WHAT I AM" . I am what I am I am my own special creation So come take a look Give me the hook or the ovation . It's my world that I want to have a little pride in My world and it's not a place I have to hide in Life's not worth a damn 'Til you can say I am what I am . I am what I am I don't want praise, I don't want pity I bang my own drum Some think it's noise, I think it's pretty . And so what if I love each sparkle and each bangle Why not try to see things from a different angle Your life is a sham 'Til you can shout out, I am what I am . I am what I am And what I am needs no excuses I deal my own deck Sometimes the ace, sometimes the deuces . It's one life and there's no return and no deposit One life. So it's time to open up your closet Life's not worth a damn 'Til you can shout out, I am what I am . I am what I am And what I am needs no excuses I deal my own deck Sometimes the ace, sometimes the deuces . It's one life and there's no return and no deposit One life. So it's time to open up your closet Life's not worth a damn 'Til you can shout out, I am what I am . . . . . . . Hi! πŸ‘‹ I’m 🌟 Desmond 🌟 from NYC. πŸ—½ . I'm a Drag Kid, Dragutante, Dragketeer, & Draganista doing what I like to call Kinderdrag 🍭. I'm a total Drag Slayer πŸ‰. . I have the MOST amaziest 😘 fans…my AMAZIES! I am sincerely grateful for your love β™₯ & support. You make me feel dragtastic! πŸ’– . I call my looks 'Androgynously', my style 🎨 'Avant Drag' & my fashions 'Drag Γ  la Mode'. βœ‚. I design my own outfits. . . . . . . . πŸ‘‰Β  #altdrag #androgynously #avantdrag #clubkid #clubkids #diydrag #dragΓ lamode #draganista #dragart #dragartist #dragisforeveryone #dragketeer #dragkid #dragkids #dragqueer #dragslayer #dragsuperstar #dragtastic #dragutante #futureofdrag #genderisadrag #houseofultraomni #kidsindrag #kinderdrag #mygenderisamazing #nycdrag #preteenqueen . . #desmondisamazing #beyourselfalways #amazies

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Sinds hij nogal opviel bij de Gay Pride in 2015 is hij on a roll. Inmiddels staat hij bekend als ‘Desmond is Amazing’. Hij richtte ‘Drag Haus of Amazing’ op – een heuse club voor ‘drag kids’ onder de twintig jaar. Volwassenen zijn er dan ook niet toegelaten. Op zijn jonge leeftijd is Desmond nu al een grote inspiratiebron voor velen.

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Dat is al een heel cv’tje vol, maar er is meer. New York Fashion Week is inmiddels in volle gang en je begrijpt: Desmond was daar niet te missen. Gisteren maakte hij zijn catwalkdebuut bij de show van Gypsy Sport en dat zag er zo uit:

Repost from @voguerunway. I am officially dying. Dreams do come true! Not only did I walk in @nyfw for @gypsysport, but I was in @voguerunway! Dying from happiness. πŸ˜‹ I FEEL A-MA-ZING!!! I am so thankful for all the opportunities today. I am so grateful for the love and support. ❀️ . . . . . . Hi! πŸ‘‹ I’m 🌟 Desmond 🌟 from NYC. πŸ—½ . I'm a drag kid, dragutante, dragketeer, and draganista doing what I like to call kinderdrag 🍭. I'm a total drag slayer πŸ‰. 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 β™₯ 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 GarΓ§ons, Nelson Sullivan videos, altdrag, and do-it-yourself drag βœ‚. 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). . . . πŸ‘‰Β  #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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En Desmond? Hij is helemaal door het dolle heen. Via een Instagram-post beschreef hij zijn gevoelens: “I am officially dying. Dreams do come true! Not only did I walk in @nyfw for @gypsysport, but I was in @voguerunway! Dying from happiness. πŸ˜‹ I FEEL A-MA-ZING!!! I am so thankful for all the opportunities today. I am so grateful for the love and support. ❀️