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Meet 11-year-old drag kid Desmond Napoles

April 10, 2019 10:30 IST

LGBTQ activist and drag kid Desmond Napoles, 11, lives in New York City. 

A regular at NYC Pride and RuPaul's DragCon, he wants everyone to 'be yourself always, no matter what'.

He's walked the New York Fashion Week runway and also released a single titled We Are All Amazing.

Once touted as 'the future of America' by drag queen RuPaul, he is winning over the Internet. 

LGBTQ advocate, outspoken gay youth, editorial and runway model, public speaker, performer, founder of his own drag house, fashion designer, Desmond wears many hats. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

An inspiration to many, he says, 'People should be able to dance, sing, or dress in any way. You can express yourself however you want.' Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

He loves Diana Ross and has been featured in Pride campaigns for Google. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Desmond has made a mark for himself in the fashion industry and has featured four times on Vogue. While this is what he looks like when he is performing, scroll down to take a look at what he is like in his everyday life. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

That's him! Desmond Napoles walks with his mother Wendy in the Brooklyn borough of New York, U.SPhotograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

He has found his groove and wants to help people find how amazing they are. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters
 

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