Bimini Bon Boulash announces their signing to model for Next and remains a much needed voice for Gen Z.
Despite still not having fully recovered from the disappointing finale of Drag Race UK season two, I wasn’t surprised when last Monday Bimini Bon Boulash announced their signing to the Next model’s main bookings list.
Bimini Bon Boulash’s insane trajectory during the competition will be difficult to forget. In the first episode of the season, they were relegated to the bottom two queens and had to lip-sync in front of the other contestants and judges in order to scrape through to the next round.
Already back then, Bimini’s smart and disruptive approach to style was clear, challenging the hyper-masculine realm of football matches by pulling off an extra femme Norwich City FC football kit (which did not leave much room to imagination).
With more than half of Gen Z not fully recognising themselves in the stifling gender binarity, Bimini Bon Boulash becomes the spark of a revolution that will strike the fashion industry for the next few years.
On their Instagram post announcing their signing with the prestigious model company, Bimini says that ‘for the average person walking down the road, being seen as androgynous is not easy. There’s just not been that many people out and proud as non-binary.’
They then continue, ‘the tide, however, is turning and gender constructs are becoming more fluid, thus encouraging people to feel freer.’