Drag Race star Bimini Bon Boulash has been signed to a modelling agency in a move they called “huge for non-binary representation in fashion”.
The drag queen, who was runner-up on the second season of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, announced on Instagram they had been signed to Next Models, a global modelling agency.
Bimini, the stage name of Tommy Hibbitts, said: “Never in my wildest dreams would I have ever thought this possible. This opportunity is a huge crazy, mind-blowing moment for my gender-non comforting a*s and to top it all off they have signed me to the managements main booking list rather than special bookings.
Bimini said on Twitter they “felt sorry for the people who felt threatened or intimidated by a message portraying love, positivity and kindness”.
They added: “I will never stop being myself. I’ll never shy away from living an authentically queer experience even if there are people that disagree with our existence. Trans rights are human rights and I will push that message until the end.”
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