Desmond Napoles AKA Desmond is Amazing, America’s teen drag superstar and LGBTQ+ advocate have released their debut single “We Are Amazing” HERE. The track was written by Desmond, Ashley Levy, and Tomas Costanza. Desmond explains what inspired him to write the hit “I wrote We Are Amazing because I wanted LGBTQ+ youth to realize that they ARE amazing and to pay the haters no mind. It’s okay to be who you are and to be proud of that.
I receive many messages from kids and teens saying that they are getting bullied, and I want them to realize that they are a thousand times more amazing than the people who bully them. That was my motivation. I wanted to make an anthem for being yourself. This song is very personal to me because one of my main goals in life is to help others and I hope I can inspire people with my music.”
In addition, the video for “We Are Amazing” HERE is also available today. In the video, Desmond is joined by various drag kids including Manic Panic’s Tish and Snooky as well as fans lip-syncing to the song.
Desmond has gone onto walk high-profile runways at New York Fashion Week for several designers including Gypsy Sport, The Blonds x Disney Villains, Nicopanda’s MAC Cosmetics collaboration with Macy’s, Daniel Chimowitz, Dope Tavio, and MRHUA MRSHUA. Additional collaborations include Brussels Airlines, Chimera Lashes, Claire’s Stores, Converse, Daftboy Fans, Drag Queen Merch, Fluide, GLAAD, Google, Human Rights Campaign, Luar x The Love Ball, Lush Cosmetics, Manic Panic, Marc Jacobs, Mattel, NYC Pride, and The Phluid Project.
Desmond has become an outspoken gay youth, editorial and runway model, public speaker, performer, designer, actor, and published author. They are the founder of their own youth drag house, the Haus of Amazing. Desmond is the author of “Be Amazing: A History of Pride” for Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group.