Sorry guys, it’s not what you think…
Schoolboy, 12, slips into mum’s bra and dress… and is crowned Britain’s youngest DRAG QUEEN
A 12-year schoolboy is celebrating after being crowned Britain’s youngest drag queen. Redvers Stoke thought he had no chance when he entered the prestigious annual drag queen competition in his home village of Sticker, Cornwall.
But he decided to give it a go and slipped on his mother Georgie’s bra and a tight pink slinky dress, a wig, and towering heels. Redvers then, face full of make-up, took to the stage and enchanted judges with country and western songs and own drag persona – Naughty Nora. He belted out versions of Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ and a string of Dolly Parton hits.
The schoolboy won the competition to the shock of his farm worker parents, Georgie and Matthew, both 43, and must now perform Drag Queen duties in Sticker for the next year. Redvers is now is such demand he frequently performs as Naughty Nora for functions and events in the village.
He said: “When I heard about the drag queen competition I was desperate to enter. I’ve always been open to new things. I’m the only boy in my school choir and it doesn’t bother me. I’ve got friends who are boys and girls and they think it’s really cool when I dress up. My best friends at school even know how to put my make up on. They always come over before I have a function and do my nails and eyelashes. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with it, I think it’s really funny. I might like dressing up in women’s clothes but I still like girls. It’s just a little hobby of mine.”
Redvers began dressing in women’s clothes before he started primary school. But his first foray into the drag queen world was at the Sticker fete last month when he competed against men almost three times his age. Hilariously, Redvers squeezed into a tight dress, padded his mother’s bra with toilet paper and wore a black wig. The judges were so impressed he was crowned Carnival Drag Queen.
Since then, Redvers has been performing his drag queen duties by attending events in Sticker in full costume – and has bought a blonde wig for his Naughty Nora outfit.
Mother Georgie said: “I couldn’t be more proud of Redvers, he is so popular and entertaining. We did worry at the beginning about whether it was right for him to segregate himself but we decided to let him get on with it. He is totally happy and it is so funny to see him dressed up. His Naughty Norma routine is very convincing and he was so delighted when he won. It’s like he morphs into this alter ego when he dresses up as her, he just bubbles with humour and creativity. He becomes a real diva. He had always been very popular and just loves being the center of attention.”
Redvers is a keen singer and practices his favourite Michael Jackson songs at home, as well as country and western tunes. Father Matthew added: “We think it’s hilarious.”
Just curious, did he come up with the persona name “Naughty Nora” all by himself?
I got news for Redvers, you may like girls but I doubt there are many girls that would like a boy who dresses up prettier than they do!