14-year-old boy flawlessly transforms into Nicki Minaj, Shakira and Liza Minnelli
This 14-year-old boy underwent a stunning transformation into Nicki Minaj for a performance.
Philipino teen Awra Briguela was appearing on the kids’ version of TV show Your Face Sounds Familiar when he took on a challenge to impersonate Minaj.
The teen nailed one of the rapper’s most iconic looks, complete with makeup and a neon pink wig.
He performed the Minaj track ‘Superbass’ to applause from the audience.
Awra took first place in the contest, winning $20,000 in cash and a trip to South Korea.
The video has since gone viral on YouTube, attracting more than 2 million views.
But it’s not the diva-loving teen’s only transformation.
Earlier on the show, he’s taken on performances by Shirley Bassey, Shakira and Liza Minnelli.
Check out his performances below.
He nailed Shakira’s This Time For Africa look
The teen’s Cabaret Liza Minelli look is just uncanny
And his performance as Shirley Bassey is a specticle of its own.
The Philippines, which is one of the most liberal countries in Asia on LGBT issues, appears remarkably lax about having kids in drag on TV – especially given the furore about gender fluidity in other countries.
The book Jacob’s New Dress seeks to spread the message that children who are different should be met with love and acceptance, and should not be bullied.
It was set to be read by first-grade classes in Charlotte, but county authorities have to conservative demands that the book be banned for endangering “traditional family values.”
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Republicans in the state General Assembly played a role in barring a book which they see as “promoting” transgenderism.
Author Sarah Hoffman said: “The idea that a book can turn someone gay or transgender is bizarre to us.
“This book is about a little boy who wears a dress, something outside of traditional gender roles, much like the idea of a girl wearing pants was 100 years ago.
“It’s about following your heart.”