Schoolboy Named Queen of the Prom After Wowing Classmates With Pink Dress

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For many of us, our prom is one of the most memorable nights of our youth. But for one teen from Nottingham, UK, the night will certainly be one that he never forgets – and for all the right reasons.

Xavier Parkins, a fifteen-year-old high school student, made the brave decision to fully express himself with his prom outfit decision. Instead of going for a conventional tux, though, Parkins went in quite another direction – with incredible results.

But that’s not the only reason that this will be a night to remember for Parkins. While many of us may assume that his dress decision may have come at the derision of classmates, their responses were the total opposite, and our hearts are truly full.

Usually, it’s a night that one never forgets – whether that’s for positive, or for negative, reasons.

And likely thanks to this, many now regard their own prom experience as an important emblem for their entire lives.

And that’s the all-important outfit. Choosing what to wear to prom is one of the most important aspects of the entire night!

This is Xavier Parkins, a fifteen-year-old schoolboy from Nottingham, in the UK. He’s just finished high school and is heading off to college in September.

And his decision was bigger than most teens dressing for prom, because, for Xavier, nothing was off limits.

Well, it’s collectively blown the internet’s mind – and for all the right reasons.

“One of my teachers was taking photos with people and he didn’t know who I was. When he later found out it was me, it was amazing,” he told the Nottingham Post.

“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,” she gushed.

“His friends were really supportive. A few people weren’t happy for him but that was outweighed by the positive feedback,” Sharnee explained.

“It was quite scary at first, but when I walked in everyone said ‘you look so good,'” he said.

“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,” said Sharnee.

“I really wanted to win Prom Queen to cause a stir because it would be so unexpected,” he said. And, excitingly, Xavier’s dream came true – the teen was crowned prom queen thanks to a vote by his peers.

Sharnee explained that his supportive peers also showed a lot of courage, saying, “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 worked with a dressmaker to design his pink gown, and reportedly spent six hours getting ready, including doing his makeup, hair, and nails.

Here’s Xavier on the big night, alongside proud mother, Sharnee. We have to say, he looks absolutely incredible.

And, in a world wherein it can seem that teens are quick to judge those who are different, it’s truly heartwarming to see a positive story like this one.

And they are his two brothers. Sharnee claims that the two are “so proud,” and that Xavier’s eldest brother texted him on the day of prom to say, “I love you.”

“With it being Pride month as well it’s even more poignant, if it can help one person who is struggling with their sexuality,” Sharnee said. A trustee for Derby Pride expanded on this, saying “Drag has always been a very important part of LGBT+ culture, both as a performance and as a way of exploring gender identity and self-expression. Encouraging and supporting young people to be themselves is very important and celebrating diversity leads to a more accepting society for all.”

He claimed that he’d long been afraid of dressing in drag in public and that this opportunity to overcome his fear was very welcome – and massively assuaged his worries!

“He wants to be a Drag Queen but he’s very academic too so he could do anything. He’s got a very wise head on his shoulders,” says Sharnee. Either way, we think that he’s got a lot to look forward to!