Brendan Jordan, the 15-year-old who vogued his way to being a viral hit, has now earned his first full blown gig as a fashion icon, sort of. Jordan scored a contract with American Apparel to model their clothing line.
In the ad, Brendan is representing the LGBTQ community by posing fiercely in a “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Pride” top. In the ad, Brendan is acting as an advocate.
The ad reads as follows.
“Brendan is from Las Vegas. He’s half Peruvian (his dad was born and raised in Peru) and he learned Spanish from his extended family that helped care for him. He enjoys taking photos, shopping and collecting Disney memorabilia. In the future Brendan hopes to have his own TV show and design a clothing line. His biggest inspirations are his great grandmother Lucy and Lady Gaga.”
To gear up for his first modeling gig, Brendan was featured on American Apparel’s Instagram for a PSA about being comfortable in your own clothes:
“If your clothes don’t give you a feeling like you can do anything you want in this world then honey you are wearing the wrong type of clothes,” said Jordan.
— Jason Lamarche (@Lamarche) December 5, 2014
It’s only been a few hours since his ad made the rounds, and already internet memes are exploding all over the web featuring the American Apparel poses.
If you need a refresher course of who Brendan Jordan is, he’s the teen who decided to vogue and throw shade during a news segment on KLAS-TV. In the midst of jumping and screaming teens, Jordan worked it in the background of reporter Patranya Bhoolsuwan’s shot.
When he became a viral hit, he went on the
During his insta-fame he eventually got the attention of his idol.
@jordvnhaus i love you baby! you really showed the world when that camera was rolling! A real monster, grabbing life by the face for a kiss!
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) October 16, 2014
Slate describes him perfectly as loud, flamboyant, Jack McFarland-like — a stereotype. “He is a massive, unapologetic queen.” The best part? Brendan really owns it all and then some.
Currently Brendan has 250,000 followers on Instagram and 37,000 followers on Twitter.
[Image via American Apparel]