Following in the high-heeled footsteps of the likes of baby drag Desmond Is Amazing, Nes, a 12 year-old drag queen from Thailand has now made enough money from his talent to buy his family a new home.
Nes’ early love of playing around with his mother’s makeup blossomed into an Instagram account where he shared pictures of his lewks. The account quickly snowballed, gathering over 300,000 followers. Needless to say, promotional deals from cosmetic brands soon followed, helping the 12 year-old drag queen to make some serious money.
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Still in elementary school, he has since become a mini celebrity, appearing at various openings and events. While many have praised him for his incredible talents, Nes admits his classmates do make fun of him. He followed by saying he “couldn’t care less”, and why should he? Let’s see how quickly they manage to buy their families new houses.
Another young drag queen, 11 year-old Leo Noakes recently appeared in the online documentary series Real Lives, detailing his experiences. While his mother at first wondered whether his interest in drag signified him wanting to change his gender, Leo says “I don’t necessarily want to be a girl. I want to be a boy doing makeup.”
The documentary also reveals the rather cruel abuse Leo receives from people online. It shows how he tries to brush it all off and have a positive outlook. “He just wants to show everyone its OK to be different. That’s what he taught me,” says his mother.
“He had the bullying at school,” she continues, “but the more bullying he got the more he did it.” He tells his bullies, “Why spend time giving hate to people who aren’t harming people and aren’t doing anything wrong, when you could embrace it and have fun with them?”
Leo even received support from Drag Race favourite, Courtney Act, who told him “You just have to keep living who you are and celebrating it every day”.
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