Walking down the catwalk must be pretty boring for models who have to do it all the time. You walk one direction, you walk the other, you change clothes, and you repeat ad infinitum. At the Friday, September 7, "Disney Villains x The Blonds" show at New York Fashion Week, however, dancer Leiomy Maldonado changed the game with one of the fiercest "walks" the modeling world has ever seen.
What began as a fairly simple strut quickly turned into a dip that shocked and excited the crowd. On the way back up the runway, Maldonado continued to dance, twirling her hair as the audience showered her with applause.
Thank you ! 😘😘😘 https://t.co/1mT39yDI2y— Leiomy Maldonado (@Leiomy Maldonado)1536464188.0
The show also featured Paris Hilton and beauty YouTuber Patrick Starrr appearing as very stylish Disney Villains!
You may recognize Maldonado from Nike's #BeTrue campaign, in which she became the second transgender model to star in the brand's ads. (The first was Chris Mosier, also the first transgender athlete to make a US National team.)
You may have also seen Maldonado as Florida Ferocity on Pose, Ryan Murphy's new show, which is notable for featuring the largest number of trans actors of any show on television.
Twitter showered Maldonado with kudos for her amazing catwalk performance!
@leiomy Can I borrow just a teeny tiny bit of your confidence? 💋❤️— R.B. (@R.B.)1536500720.0
@leiomy ICON https://t.co/K8d0ZVthjl— GENDEROSITY (@GENDEROSITY)1536532834.0
@leiomy The fact you did THAT in red bottoms, Chile !!!! https://t.co/5aoTmRWy5K— 🇯🇲 ♋ UKKU ♋ 🇹🇹 (@🇯🇲 ♋ UKKU ♋ 🇹🇹)1536512638.0
@leiomy Weeeerk, you did that honey!— Shear Chat with Rashan (@Shear Chat with Rashan)1536511976.0
@leiomy O.M.G. In a class by herself!— PRIDE LIVE (@PRIDE LIVE)1536466331.0
@leiomy God! You are so talented 🤗— wilbertosworld (@wilbertosworld)1536468401.0
@tiffnard The person dancing in this is Leiomy Maldonado aka the Wonder Woman of Vogue— Carl Shaman 🇭🇹 (@Carl Shaman 🇭🇹)1536788220.0
@leiomy I’m so happy to see how far you’ve come, Love you SO MUCH!! 😘❤️— XVR (@XVR)1536464749.0
Amazing work, Leiomy. May the vogueing never end!