Upon graduating from West Kent College, a vocational school in the UK, 18-year-old Brandon Austin gave his best queen wave then fell into a death drop worthy of Laganja herself. The crowd went wild and a viral video was born.
As Brandon told GSN:
“I just said to my friends, “how iconic would it be if I did a death drop? All my friends were into it. So when I got up there, and all friends were cheering, I just thought let’s do it. The crowd screamed and cheered. Everyone was also so shocked. It was amazing.”
Brandon has an alter ego, Sophia Stardust, who harbors ambitions to appear on Drag Race UK.
“It’s such a good show. A lot of young people these days are really into it”’ he says. “I really want to be a nice queen – I want to be there for people and help others. I also do think the platform would give me a good opportunity to broaden my horizons. But I’m not going to apply until I’m ready.”
We’ll wait. Until then, weeeeeeeerk qween.