Desmond is Amazing About

"Desmond is a true talent, following his spirit, merging art and fashion with his unique spin."

Malissa Young

"Desmond is evolved beyond his young years. He can beat that face, turn a look and stop you in your tracks with his fashion ensemble alone, but then factor in the talent this young star has and he is truly unstoppable. Can't wait to see where he goes!"

Aaron Williams

"Desmond is an amazing young performer! America’s #1 Drag Kid!"

KJ Johansen

Desmond Napoles (stage name: Desmond is Amazing) is America's teen drag superstar. They are an awarded LGBTQ advocate, outspoken gay youth, editorial and runway model, public speaker, performer, designer, actor, and published author. They are the founder of their own youth drag house, the Haus of Amazing. Desmond is the author of "Be Amazing: A History of Pride" for Macmillan Children's Publishing Group. Their motto is "Be yourself, always."

They have walked the runways at New York Fashion Week for several designers including Gypsy Sport, The Blonds x Disney Villains, Nicopanda's MAC Cosmetics collaboration with Macy's, Daniel Chimowitz, Dope Tavio, and MRHUA MRSHUA. Additional collaborations include Brussels Airlines, Chimera Lashes, Claire's Stores, Converse, Daftboy Fans, Drag Queen Merch, Fluide, GLAAD, Google, Human Rights Campaign, Luar x The Love Ball, Lush Cosmetics, Manic Panic, Marc Jacobs, Mattel, NYC Pride, and The Phluid Project.


They live in New York City with their Mom and Dad, cat, and parrots. Hobbies including coding, scripting, and playing video games, 3D modeling, experimenting with makeup, costuming, creating videos to share with their fans, taking flying trapeze lessons, and hiking. Desmond's favorite subject in school is math. In the future, they would like to be a roller coaster engineer or video game designer.

Desmond has been featured on Access Hollywood, Andy Warhol's Interview, BoyCulture, Boys By Girls, Broadway World, Bustle, Buzzfeed, CNN, Daily Mail UK, Gay City News, Gayletter, Gayly, Go Magazine, Good Morning America, Google Show Up Stories, Hardy Zine, Huffpost, InStyle, Konbini, LogoTV, Mic, New York Magazine, NewNowNext, Out Magazine, Paper Magazine, Perez Hilton, Pride.com, Qwear Fashion, Refinery29, Slate, Teen Vogue, The Advocate, The Cut, The New York Times, The Today Show, The Village Voice, Time Out NYC, Vogue, World of Wonder's WOW Report and WOW Presents, Yahoo and Yahoo Beauty, and many more!

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