Korben Wiki – Korben Biography
A 16-year-old boy “living his best life” was greeted with lots of love and support when he showed up to his school prom in a sequined tuxedo paired with a ballgown skirt. Korben, a student at Archbishop Sancroft High School in Harleston, Norfolk, was cheered by his classmates and teachers alike when he surprised everyone with the look on his face.
According to his mother, Nina Green, this had always been Korben’s dream. “At 12 years old, my son announced that he wanted to go to his school prom in a dress. Four years later we made it. I’m incredibly proud of him for being true to himself and for the reception he received from his entire school .it was amazing,” she wrote, sharing pictures of her son dressed in red.
Korben is 16 years old.
At age 12, my son announced that he wanted to go to his school prom in a gown. Four years later we made it possible. I’m incredibly #proud of him for being true to himself and the reception he got from the whole school from him was amazing. What do you think @michellevisage @theebillyporter pic.twitter.com/lsLKnmY9k5
“He wants to go as himself, while expressing his feminine side, with a tuxedo on top and a dress on the bottom, heavily influenced by (actor) Billy Porter. He wanted to be Korben…but in a dress,” Green added, according to an Upworthy article.
Her proud mother wanted to show her son what it meant to “live his best life” for her and she added that it filled her with immense pride to see him stay true to himself instead of trying to fit into stereotypes . Speaking of his mother’s unwavering support for him, “he sends a message: You can be whoever you want to be,” says Korben, who wowed the school in his outfit.
“As soon as he got out of the car, everyone cheered and I was crying, some of the teachers were crying, because he was being who he wanted to be,” Green recounted, adding, “Everyone has been so supportive and His year group has been amazing. If you let your child be who they are, you’ll get the best out of them.”
Green’s tweet has since gone viral, garnering love from all corners. Korben’s photos were retweeted by Ru Paul’s Drag Race star Michelle Visage, who wrote, “Ohhhhhhhh yes! You are an amazing and beautiful mother and your son is a STAR.” Green remembered showing this to Korben, who was absolutely thrilled.
“When I showed Korben the retweet, he was absolutely blown away, he was so made up,” he said. The 16-year-old was also recognized by many during London Pride. He said, “Then at Pride someone at the march came up to him and said, ‘Are you the guy in the red dress? I think you’re amazing.'”