Photos of two Thai boys in flamboyant costumes made from materials found in rural Thailand went viral just before the actual Victoria’s Secret fashion show was held in Paris. And boy, did they work it.
The photos feature two young internet personalities in fancy lingerie and wings, obviously inspired by Victoria’s Secret angels.
Their costumes are made from objects that remind Thais of all things local: canvas, chicken coops, grass tufts, flowers and leaves. Some dresses represent authentic Thai culture, like a neon ferris wheel that is a symbol of a Thai temple fair, or a jumpsuit made from a colorful traditional sarong.
The amateur models, looking no older than 10 years old, strike their poses in a rice field, the most familiar Northeast setting. Both boys smize, and Tyra Banks would be so proud of them.
An older ladyboy, who goes by Suchanatda Kaewsa-nga on Facebook is the mastermind behind the costumes and she is the one who shared the photos.
Many say that these kids are following in the footsteps of Madeow, the 17-year-old trans designer who became famous for making fancy costumes from household objects. This year Madeow made it to TIME’s list of Next Generation Leaders.
Maybe this is the reason that RuPaul’s Drag Race hasn’t made it to Thai audiences? These baby ladyboys are slaying it before they would’ve even had a chance to grow up and audition.
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