Mr. Obama met Desmond during the Seattle Pride Parade in 2016 when Desmond was featured as a tenured drag queen at the tender age of 9. Mr. Obama was impressed with the youngster’s tenacity and ability to apply eye-liner while strolling along 4th Avenue.
According to Mr. Obama’s official White House photographer, Pete Sousa, Mr. Obama spoke with Desmond for about 3 minutes about what Desmond’s future plans were. Desmond, being extremely young and immature, assured Mr. Obama that his future plans included many more appearances as the “Amazing” as well as some shows that supported homosexuals and the
Desmond’s mother, Wendy, has some hesitation at Mr Obama’s nomination of her son as a Peace Prize recipient. “Desmond has been doing drag since he was very young, at 2 or 3 years old he was interested in wearing my clothes and strutting the cat walk. I don’t know that anything he’s doing is worthy of such an honor.”