07:21 GMT11 August 2020
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    Desmond Napoles, better known by his drag name “Desmond is Amazing”, comes from Brooklyn in New York City, and was introduced to the drag lifestyle when he was still really young.

    The 10 year-old Desmond is Amazing is now launching “Haus of Amazing”, the “first and only drag club for kids,” where no adults are allowed. 

    He has become celebrated in the drag community for his avant-garde style and his determination to reach out to other kids like him.

    ”Ever since day one… ever since I was able to walk, I used to take my mom's towels and take her heels and clomp around the house. [I'd] put the towel on my head, wrap a towel around my body and walk the runway down my house,” Desmond told the publication Out. 



    Despite his parent’s concern, he continued to dress up and in June 2015, he took part in the Gay Pride Parade in NYC, wearing a rainbow tutu and gold beret, whereupon his videos went viral.  

    His new venture is a club for kids like himself, where he hopes kids will be free to similarly express themselves and connect with one another. His mother and her friends have set up his website where they regularly post photos of him in drag and news about the club’s launch.

    ​Social media has been abuzz with the drag kid and his plans for the club exclusively for kids. While many of his fans have expressed support for his venture, there are those who have been vocal in their criticism of him.


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