Drag queen crowned prom king at Indiana high school
“Honestly, when I walked out there, I left everybody speechless,” high school senior Christian Hernandez said.
The category is high school prom king realness.
When Cristian Hernandez was named prom king of his Indiana high school, the 18-year-old senior — standing next to his four suit-wearing competitors — barely missed a beat before strutting down the red carpet in a black sequined gown, blond wig and feather boa to collect his crown.
“Honestly, when I walked out there, I left everybody speechless,” said Hernandez, who is nonbinary and uses he and they pronouns.
Before he heard his name called, though, Hernandez said he wasn’t counting on a victory.
“In my head I’m thinking, “I’m not going to win.’ I was just praying to the gay lords,” he said with a laugh.