The first openly gay male contestant on America’s Next Top Model Cory Wade Hindorff  hit the runway with even more confidence and fierceness than ever, this past weekend for Queer Fashion week in Oakland.

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Wade hit the stage the first night of Queer Fashion Week as the celebrity host. Wade stepped onto the stage in a brilliant design by the dark minded entrepreneur Topher Adam – all eyes were fixed on him.

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CORY WADE PHOTO CREDIT: PETE F HOPKINS

Wade’s well spoken energy gave tons of passion to the already epic event. He spoke of fashion, love, gender and fierceness!

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Watch out, America – CORY WADE IS FIERCE!! In your face with music, fashion, fun and friends!

Since the ever gorgeous model walked away from the ANTM – Wade has joined forces with androgynous model Rain Dove. Together they make a killer duo of sexy gender queer modeling and excitement. The juxtaposition between these two folks, masculine-of-center woman and feminine-of-center man, couldn’t be any more titillating.

PHOTO CREDIT: PETE F HOPKINS

RAIN DOVE & CORY WADE PHOTO CREDIT: PETE F HOPKINS

 

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Cory Wade dips his voice and mind into music.

And has started a YouTube channel Cory Wade where he stars in a journalistic video essay about fashion in Philadelphia called Fashion Exposé.

Is there anything this man can’t do?!?!?! I was able to snag an interview with Cory Wade and here is what he had to say.

Cory Wade: In their own words

“I’ve definitely had my share of ups and downs. I still do. It sounds so cliché, but the ebb and flow of highs and lows is what has kept my life interesting. I did not have a substantial career in fashion or entertainment before my journey on America’s Next Top Model. I was waiting tables and singing in a wedding band. I also did a lot of live theater, which was a struggle for me because beyond playing Angel in Jonathan Larson’s “RENT” in a few regional productions, I wasn’t able to secure a lot of roles that would have solidified theater into more of a career for me and less of a side gig. I switched over into modeling after being told by a ton of casting directors and theater school professors [at] Point Park University is that I was far too feminine to ever play the all american leading male. I was told that I would have to “butch it up” if I ever wanted to be a success. I’ve come to hate that phrase with a passion. Now I capitalize on my femininity so I can stick it to all of those people who told me it would never work for me. I have learned through being praised for being myself that you don’t really have to be anybody else… You just have to be passionate and stubborn.. You can be whoever you want to be.” – Cory Wade Hindorff

photo credit: natalie coblentz

My fashion is very fem. Fashion shouldn’t be gender exclusive. It should be fun.

Hey Bay Area, Sad that you missed Cory Wade Hindorff at Queer Fashion Week?! Be sure to catch him strut his ever charming self May 29th, 2015 for Draft Day Sacramento. See you there!

FOLLOW CORY WADE HINDORFF @CORYW4DE
PHOTO CREDIT: PETE F HOPKINS
PHOTO CREDIT: NATALIE COBLENTZ
CLOTHING DESIGN: TOPHER ADAM

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