British schoolboy breaks internet after attending prom in sequined tuxedo ballgown
Korben realised a four year dream with his sequined attire
A 16-year-old has gone viral on Twitter after going to school prom in tuxedo ballgown.
Korben, who goes to Archbishop Sancroft High School in Harleston, Norfolk, attended his prom in a magnificent red sequined tuxedo ballgown, something he had wanted to do since the age of 12.
His mum Nina Green tweeted three pictures of Korben in his fabulous attire, saying that she was "incredibly proud of him for being his true self."
She wrote: "At age 12 my son announced he wanted to go to his school prom in a gown. Four years later we made it happen.
"I’m so incredibly proud of him for being true to himself & the reception he got from his whole school was incredible. What do you think @michellevisage @theebillyporter"
At age 12 my son announced he wanted to go to his school #prom in a gown. Four years later we made it happen. I’m so incredibly #proud of him for being true to himself & the reception he got from his whole school was incredible. What do you think @michellevisage @theebillyporter pic.twitter.com/lsLKnmY9k5
— Nina Green (@thisisneenz) July 1, 2022
She told the BBC that when he stepped out of the car at the prom, he was met with cheers from pupils and staff.
Nina said: "As soon as he got out of the car, everyone just cheered and I was crying, some of the teachers were crying, because he was being who he wanted to be.
"Everyone has been very supportive, and his year group has been incredible.
"If you let your child be who they are then you'll get nothing but the best out of them.
"There are people in the world who still don't understand, but the feeling of acceptance, you can't beat that feeling.
"I am so happy for him."
Since she posted the tweet, it has been viewed more than 7m times, racking up more than 4,300 retweeted and almost 119,000 likes.
It was even retweeted by RuPaul Drag Race star Michelle Visage, who said Nina was an "amazing beautiful mom" and that Korben is a "STAR."
Ohhhhhhhh yes! You are an amazing beautiful mom and your child is a STAR https://t.co/xNijKTggAM
— michelle visage (@michellevisage) July 1, 2022
Korben has performed as drag queen Miss Frou Frou since his early teens, but decided that he wanted to go as himself to the prom, and took inspiration from American actor Billy Porter to put his look together.
Oh my goodness… the amount of love… THANK YOU!! Thank you to everyone who is not only supportive of me but supports the LGBTQIA+ community! Thank you for spreading love!❤️🔥⭐️🏳️🌈🏳️⚧️#blacklivesmatter https://t.co/pOWbDMbVXs
— Miss Frou Frou (@missfroufrou1) July 1, 2022
Nina said that she has received an "incredible" response since the tweet, and that one parent had even messaged her asking for advice in supporting her own son who had recently come out as gay.
With her tweet, she said she just wanted to "show parents in the same situation that it's ok" and that she hopes it "will help others be more accepting."
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