Boy, 12, named town's drag queen

Aug. 22, 2011 at 3:17 PM
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STICKER, England, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- A 12-year-old British boy has been named the top drag queen at his village's annual contest after donning women's clothes and singing pop hits for the crowd.

Redvers Stokes of Sticker, England, beat other local men in the drag contest by donning his "Naughty Nora" persona and singing tunes including Michael Jackson's "Thriller" for the judges, The Sun reported Monday.

The boy said he started wearing his mother's clothes for fun when he was young and he now frequently attends village events in women's clothes and makeup.

"I don't think there's anything wrong with it, I think it's really funny. And my friends think it's really cool. I've always been open to new things. I might like dressing up in women's clothes but I still like girls. It's just a little hobby of mine," Stokes said.

Organizers of the drag contest said they started the annual event two years ago when they found not enough girls were willing to participate in the carnival queen pageant.

The boy's mother, Georgia Stokes, 43, said she "couldn't be more proud" of her son.

"His Naughty Nora routine is very convincing. I've never been concerned. Redvers just loves being the center of attention. He has no plans to make it a career," she said.

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