Watch: Drag Queen Crowned Prom King at Indiana High School

by Emell Adolphus

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Saturday May 28, 2022
Originally published on May 17, 2022

Cristian Hernandez being crowned prom king at Jeffersonville High Shool.
Cristian Hernandez being crowned prom king at Jeffersonville High Shool.  (Source:Screenshot via TikTok/@hotboycristian)

Every day a new queen receives their crown, and last week was Indiana high school student Cristian Hernandez's turn to get theirs.

As reported by NBC News, Hernandez was in the running to be prom king of their senior high school class at Jeffersonville High School and showed up to prom in full drag for the occasion.

The moment was captured on video and posted to TikTok as the 18-year-old — clad in a feather boa, sequined gown and blond wig — accepted the crown and launched into a stylish strut.

"Honestly, when I walked out there, I left everybody speechless," Hernandez said, explaining that they weren'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."

About what to wear, Hernandez said he wanted to do something "really crazy."

"I thought, 'Why not go in drag?' " said Hernandez.

After what Hernandez says was five hours of preparation, the results were fabulously fierce.

"I want to inspire people to try and break down those barriers that have been put up," Hernandez said.

See the moment Hernandez is crowned below.

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