Desmond is Amazing Desmond Napoles Animated Name


Pronouns: They/Them or He/Him

15 year-old Desmond Napoles is a multi-awarded LGBTQ advocate, outspoken gay teen, genderfluid editorial and runway model, motivational public speaker, performer, designer, actor, singer, LGBTQ influencer, host, and published author.

Desmond is Amazing is also the founder of their own online communities for LGBTQ and gender variant youth, teens and their allies, the Haus of Amazing and Haus of Amazing Junior as well as the Haus of Darlings, a supportive group for parents, guardians, educators, and supporters of LGBTQ, gender non-conforming and gender creative youth. The online communities will launch Fall/Winter 2022...stay tuned!

They have walked the runways at New York Fashion Week (NYFW) for several designers including Gypsy Sport, The Blonds x Disney Villains, Nicopanda's MAC Cosmetics collaboration with Macy's, Daniel Chimowitz, Dope Tavio, PimComedy, Adrian Alicea, Rebirth Garments, and MRHUA MRSHUA. Additional collaborations include Brussels Airlines, Canon USA, Chimera Lashes, Claire's Stores, Converse, Daftboy Fans, Drag Queen Merch, Fluide, GLAAD, GLSEN, Human Rights Campaign, Luar x The Love Ball, Lush Cosmetics, Manic Panic NYC, Marc Jacobs, Mattel, NYC Pride, The Phluid Project, Unicef Changing Childhood Project, and United Nations Anatomy of Action Campaign. Desmond is a host on Heatherette designer Richie Rich's makeup metaverse, BTYKWN.com. In April 2022, Desmond launched their own clothing brand, Be Amazing NYC. In addition, Desmond is the youngest member of the House of Soulja in New York City's ballroom community walking in the Runway Category.


They live in New York City with their parents (Mom and Dad) and their family pets that include a cat and parrots. Hobbies include playing video games, graphic design, experimenting with makeup, creating content to share with their fans, visiting amusement parks, hand drawing maps, studying trains, fashion design, website design and hiking. Desmond is dedicated to local community service including participating in the Teen Activist Program at the New York Civil Liberties Union and the New York Public Library's Teen Volunteer program. Desmond's favorite subject in school is English language studies. After high school, they would like to attend the London College of Fashion, a constituent college of the University of the Arts London. In the future, Desmond has plans to develop a gender-free streetwear brand inspired by youth and the LGBTQ+ community called Amazeomatic as well as create a print magazine for LGBTQ+ teens and young adults called Amaze For Days Magazine. They would also like to pursue a career as a train conductor or engineer one day.

Desmond has been featured in/on 112BKabc7, Advocates for YouthAndy Warhol's Interview, Another ManBBCBerliner-ZeitungBlonde.de, books4yourkidsBoyCulture, Boys By Girls, Broadway World, Brooklyn PaperBrut, Bustle, Buzzfeed, CampCNBCCNN, Complex, CoolsCosmopolitan, Culture TripDaily Blast LiveDaily Mail UK, Dazed, Dazed Digital, Diverse Book FinderE! OnlineFatherly, Funny People Talking, Gay City NewsGayletter, Gayly, Gaystar News, GaytimesGlamourGood Morning America, Google Show Up Stories, Guys We F****dHardy Zine, Harpers BazaarHornetHuffpost, Independent, India TimesInStyle, Jezebel, Kölnische RundschauL'Officiel USA, LAMBDA LiteraryLemon, LGBTQ Nation, LGBTQ ReadsLogoTV, MashableMashable Watercooler, MastheadMic, MombianMoms, MuseeNancy Podcast on NPRNBC News, New York PostNow This Originals, NY1NylonNYMag, NewNowNext, Out Magazine, Paper Magazine, PhotobookPink News UK, POPSUGAR, Queer DigestQueertyRefinery29, Reuters, Romper, SchwulissimoSpoiledNYC, Submission BeautySubvrtTangereeneTeen Vogue, The Advocate, The Daily Beast, The New York Times, The Skin Deep, The Sun UK, The Today ShowThem, Times of MaltaVH1ViacomVice, Vogue, Vogue ParisVogue ItaliaWorld of Wonder's WOW Report, WOW PresentsYahoo and Yahoo Beauty, and many more!

Their motto is "Be yourself, always."

Updated: June 15, 2022