Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Schoolboy, 15, who wore pink dress to leaver's ball crowned prom queen (photos)

A brave teenage boy who dressed in this glamorous pink dress for a school leavers' party was crowned prom queen.

Xavier Parkins, from Derby, wore a short pink strapless dress with matching heels to the event at Pride Park stadium.

The pupil, 15, took six hours to prepare for the event last week and it was the first time that a boy has been made prom queen at the school.

It was also the first time the youngster had dressed in drag in front of his friends from Lees Brook Community School.

His mum Sharnee, 45 told Derbyshire Live she was incredibly proud of her son.

The mum-of-four said: "I'm totally humbled, I can't imagine where you get the courage at the age of 15 to do that, it is so brave.

"His friends were really supportive. A few people weren’t happy for him but that was outweighed by the positive feedback.

"Xav was hoping to get the Best Dressed award because it isn’t gender-biased, but he did say he'd love to get prom queen.

"It was his peers who voted for him which is an accolade because it takes a lot of courage for them to come out and support it as well."

Xavier designed the dress with a dressmaker as well as doing all his own make-up, hair and nails on the night.

Sharnee added that Xavier's brothers are "so proud" and her eldest son texted Xavier on the day of his prom to say "I love you".