Desmond Napoles is a multi-awarded LGBTQ advocate, outspoken gay teen, genderfluid editorial and runway model, motivational public speaker, drag performer, designer, actor, singer, LGBT influencer, and published author.
Desmond is Amazing is the founder of their own social networks for LGBTQ youth and drag kids, the Haus of Amazing and Haus of Amazing Junior, as well as the Haus of Darlings, a supportive social network for parents and guardians of LGBT, queer, nonbinary, gender nonconforming and gender creative kids and teens.
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, and The Phluid Project.
They live in New York City with their parents (Mom and Dad) and their family pets that include cats and parrots. Hobbies including coding, scripting, and playing video games, 3D graphics modeling, experimenting with makeup, costuming, creating content to share with their fans, visiting amusement parks, and hiking. Desmond's favorite subject in school is math. In the future, they would like to pursue a career as a roller coaster engineer or video game designer.
Desmond has been featured in/on 112BK, abc7, Advocates for Youth, Andy Warhol's Interview, Another Man, BBC, Berliner-Zeitung, Blonde.de, books4yourkids, BoyCulture, Boys By Girls, Broadway World, Brooklyn Paper, Brut, Bustle, Buzzfeed, Camp, CNBC, CNN, Complex, Cools, Cosmopolitan, Culture Trip, Daily Blast Live, Daily Mail UK, Dazed, Dazed Digital, Diverse Book Finder, E! Online, Fatherly, Funny People Talking, Gay City News, Gayletter, Gayly, Gaystar News, Gaytimes, Glamour, Good Morning America, Google Show Up Stories, Guys We F****d, Hardy Zine, Harpers Bazaar, Hornet, Huffpost, Independent, India Times, InStyle, Jezebel, Kölnische Rundschau, L'Officiel USA, LAMBDA Literary, Lemon, LGBTQ Nation, LGBTQ Reads, LogoTV, Mashable, Mashable Watercooler, Masthead, Mic, Mombian, Moms, Musee, Nancy Podcast on NPR, NBC News, New York Post, Now This Originals, NY1, Nylon, NYMag, NewNowNext, Out Magazine, Paper Magazine, Photobook, Pink News UK, POPSUGAR, Queer Digest, Queerty, Refinery29, Reuters, Romper, Schwulissimo, SpoiledNYC, Subvrt, Tangereene, Teen Vogue, The Advocate, The Daily Beast, The New York Times, The Skin Deep, The Sun UK, The Today Show, Them, Times of Malta, VH1, Viacom, Vice, Vogue, Vogue Paris, Vogue Italia, World of Wonder's WOW Report, WOW Presents, Yahoo and Yahoo Beauty, and many more!
Their motto is "Be yourself, always."