This is Desmond Napoles. Or as he’s more generally known, Desmond is Amazing.
At just 10-years-old, he’s a performer, drag kid, model, designer, awarded LGBTQ advocate from New York.
And he’s just been walking at Gypsy Sport’s NYFW show, where he completely stole the show.
‘I’m a drag kid, dragutante, dragketeer, and draganista doing what I like to call kinderdrag,’ he says.
‘I’m a total drag slayer. I am also the youngest member of the original iconic pioneering voguing ballroom house, the House of UltraOmni.’
The androgynous, ‘avant drag’ dresser wore an oversize black blazer with Elizabethan ruffles around the neckline.
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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He was an obvious candidate, according to Gyspy Sport designer Rio Uribe who was described in September’s Vogue issue as a ‘natural-born disruptor’.
As for Desmond, well he says of his fashion week debut: ‘I FEEL A-MA-ZING!!!’
‘I am so thankful for all the opportunities today.’
Oh and RuPaul is also a fan.
At last year’s DragCon, he told crowds that Desmond was ‘the future of America’. And you don’t get much more of an endorsement than that.
Something tells us that this won’t be the last time we see Desmond on the runway.