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With the news of RuPaul getting a show on Netflix, we might see the next generation of androgynous superstars join him.

AJ and the Queen is an hour-long comedy starring RuPaul as Ruby Red, “a bigger-than-life but down-on-her-luck drag queen who travels across America from club to club in a rundown 1900s RV with her unlikely sidekick AJ, a recently orphaned, tough-talking, scrappy 11-year-old stowaway.”

The show, which is produced by Sex and the City writer Michael Patrick King, hasn’t cast the role of AJ yet, but many on the internet have already made their pick: Desmond is Amazing.

The ten-year-old New York native identifies as an “androgynous drag kid,” because in his words, the term drag queen is for the grownups. As he tells it, he “came out the closet when he was born,” and has always loved making dress-up outfits out of anything he could find.

The young performer has accomplished much in his short life; here are some things you should know about him.

1 He has a huge social following.

Desi has 57.9k followers on Instagram.

 

2 He’s already made appearances at RuPaul’s DragCon.

Desi popped up at RuPaul’s DragCon NYC in 2017 and LA in 2018. RuPaul even invited the young one to help him cut the ribbon at the opening ceremony.

 

3 He walked in NYC Fashion Week.

Earlier in 2018, he made his runway debut in Gypsy Sport’s F/W show. He even got a mention in Vogue Paris.

 

 

4 He’s working on creating the first house for drag kids.

Inspired by Desi’s own experience, he wants to create the first drag club for kids so they can have a safe space to express themselves. The mission is to create a “positive, encouraging, and safe online community for all drag kids to connect with one another.”

 

 

5 He claps back at the haters with ease.

At this year’s 2018 RuPaul DragCon in LA, he was seen voguing in the faces of homophobic protesters outside the arena.

 

 

6 He spoke at the GLSEN 2018 Respect Awards.

At this year’s GLSEN Respect Awards, he took the stage to present an award in New York City, encouraging others to be themselves and giving a special shoutout to his mom for supporting him.

 

7 He’s an Ambassador for NYC Youth Pride 2018.

In line with the 2018 theme of Defiantly Different, Desmond will be appearing at New York’s Youth Pride festival on June 23.

Phluid Project Grand Opening

Source: Eugene Gologursky / Getty

With the news of RuPaul getting a show on Netflix, we might see the next generation of androgynous superstars join him.

AJ and the Queen is an hour-long comedy starring RuPaul as Ruby Red, “a bigger-than-life but down-on-her-luck drag queen who travels across America from club to club in a rundown 1900s RV with her unlikely sidekick AJ, a recently orphaned, tough-talking, scrappy 11-year-old stowaway.”

The show, which is produced by Sex and the City writer Michael Patrick King, hasn’t cast the role of AJ yet, but many on the internet have already made their pick: Desmond is Amazing.

The ten-year-old New York native identifies as an “androgynous drag kid,” because in his words, the term drag queen is for the grownups. As he tells it, he “came out the closet when he was born,” and has always loved making dress-up outfits out of anything he could find.

The young performer has accomplished much in his short life; here are some things you should know about him.

1 He has a huge social following.

Desi has 57.9k followers on Instagram.

 

2 He’s already made appearances at RuPaul’s DragCon.

Desi popped up at RuPaul’s DragCon NYC in 2017 and LA in 2018. RuPaul even invited the young one to help him cut the ribbon at the opening ceremony.

 

3 He walked in NYC Fashion Week.

Earlier in 2018, he made his runway debut in Gypsy Sport’s F/W show. He even got a mention in Vogue Paris.

 

 

4 He’s working on creating the first house for drag kids.

Inspired by Desi’s own experience, he wants to create the first drag club for kids so they can have a safe space to express themselves. The mission is to create a “positive, encouraging, and safe online community for all drag kids to connect with one another.”

 

 

5 He claps back at the haters with ease.

At this year’s 2018 RuPaul DragCon in LA, he was seen voguing in the faces of homophobic protesters outside the arena.

 

 

6 He spoke at the GLSEN 2018 Respect Awards.

At this year’s GLSEN Respect Awards, he took the stage to present an award in New York City, encouraging others to be themselves and giving a special shoutout to his mom for supporting him.

 

7 He’s an Ambassador for NYC Youth Pride 2018.

In line with the 2018 theme of Defiantly Different, Desmond will be appearing at New York’s Youth Pride festival on June 23.