Boy, 16, flooded with love as he 'lives his best life' in stunning gown at prom

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By Asiya Ali

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A schoolboy has been showered with love and praise after sporting a bright red skirt and sequined tuxedo jacket to his high school prom.

Last year, a 16-year-old boy named Korben was left stunned after he waltzed into Archbishop Sancroft High School in Harleston, Norfolk, to roaring applause from his classmates and teachers.

Korben looked so fabulous in his red billowing ballgown skirt and shimmering jacket that his proud mom, Nina Green, took to Twitter to show off his ensemble.

In a heartfelt post that has now amassed a staggering 119K likes, Nina wrote: "At age 12 my son announced he wanted to go to his school #prom in a gown. Four years later we made it happen. I’m so incredibly #proud of him for being true to himself & the reception he got from his whole school was incredible."

Check out the tweet below:

The day after Korben became the prom's fashion icon, the family was en route to London Pride when his mom's phone blew up on the social media platform. She noticed that her post had been re-tweeted by RuPaul's Drag Race's Michelle Visage herself.

Talking about this celeb endorsement, the excited schoolboy said: "It was very surreal. To me she is such an icon, a wonderful celebrity, and I really admire her," as cited by the BBC. The mom interjected that when she showed her son the retweet, he was "absolutely blown away - he was so made up."

Nina revealed the reason behind the post was that she wanted to show her son "living his best life," but she had no idea that her loving message would "go crazy" in the way it had.

She also shared that the "amazing" post has now been acknowledged by H from Steps and Dr Ranj. "Then at Pride, someone in the march came up to him and said 'Are you the boy in the red dress? I think you're amazing,'" she added.

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Korben became the prom's fashion icon. credit: Jupiterimages / Getty

The doting mom is still swimming in a sea of emotions as she told the publication that when her son arrived at prom, she and the teachers were in tears because "he was being who he wanted to be," adding: "Everyone has been very supportive, and his year group has been incredible."

Her mom-wisdom for the day is to "let your child be who they are then you'll get nothing but the best out of them," adding: "There are people in the world who still don't understand, but the feeling of acceptance, you can't beat that feeling. I am so happy for him."

Furthermore, she wanted to show parents of children who are part of the LGBTQ community the importance of accepting their kids for who they are.

"I think it's so important to fly the flag, for people who don't get the support he does," she explained. "I really hope it will help others be more accepting, let proud parents feel they are not alone, and that they can celebrate their children, and for young people to know there is a network there if they need it."

Featured image credit: Jupiterimages / Getty

Boy, 16, flooded with love as he 'lives his best life' in stunning gown at prom

vt-author-image

By Asiya Ali

Article saved!Article saved!

A schoolboy has been showered with love and praise after sporting a bright red skirt and sequined tuxedo jacket to his high school prom.

Last year, a 16-year-old boy named Korben was left stunned after he waltzed into Archbishop Sancroft High School in Harleston, Norfolk, to roaring applause from his classmates and teachers.

Korben looked so fabulous in his red billowing ballgown skirt and shimmering jacket that his proud mom, Nina Green, took to Twitter to show off his ensemble.

In a heartfelt post that has now amassed a staggering 119K likes, Nina wrote: "At age 12 my son announced he wanted to go to his school #prom in a gown. Four years later we made it happen. I’m so incredibly #proud of him for being true to himself & the reception he got from his whole school was incredible."

Check out the tweet below:

The day after Korben became the prom's fashion icon, the family was en route to London Pride when his mom's phone blew up on the social media platform. She noticed that her post had been re-tweeted by RuPaul's Drag Race's Michelle Visage herself.

Talking about this celeb endorsement, the excited schoolboy said: "It was very surreal. To me she is such an icon, a wonderful celebrity, and I really admire her," as cited by the BBC. The mom interjected that when she showed her son the retweet, he was "absolutely blown away - he was so made up."

Nina revealed the reason behind the post was that she wanted to show her son "living his best life," but she had no idea that her loving message would "go crazy" in the way it had.

She also shared that the "amazing" post has now been acknowledged by H from Steps and Dr Ranj. "Then at Pride, someone in the march came up to him and said 'Are you the boy in the red dress? I think you're amazing,'" she added.

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Korben became the prom's fashion icon. credit: Jupiterimages / Getty

The doting mom is still swimming in a sea of emotions as she told the publication that when her son arrived at prom, she and the teachers were in tears because "he was being who he wanted to be," adding: "Everyone has been very supportive, and his year group has been incredible."

Her mom-wisdom for the day is to "let your child be who they are then you'll get nothing but the best out of them," adding: "There are people in the world who still don't understand, but the feeling of acceptance, you can't beat that feeling. I am so happy for him."

Furthermore, she wanted to show parents of children who are part of the LGBTQ community the importance of accepting their kids for who they are.

"I think it's so important to fly the flag, for people who don't get the support he does," she explained. "I really hope it will help others be more accepting, let proud parents feel they are not alone, and that they can celebrate their children, and for young people to know there is a network there if they need it."

Featured image credit: Jupiterimages / Getty