Leiomy Maldonado


Leiomy Maldonado Is Ready to Vogue Her Way Through the Metaverse

Known as the "Wonder Woman of Vogue," Leiomy Maldonado boasts an impressive résumé of collaborations with the likes of Willow Smith and Icona Pop. You may have also spotted her as one of the judges on the HBO Max show "Legendary," a dance competition inspired by the world of ballroom. Ten houses compete against each other in weekly vogue battles, with a different theme guiding each episode.
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Celebrating Pride and Ballroom Culture With Leiomy Maldonado in the Metaverse

Meta's Horizon Worlds is celebrating Pride month with the Dream House space for the LGBTQ+ community in the metaverse. Leiomy Maldonado, a ballroom pioneer, judge of HBO Max’s Legendary, and an LGBTQ+ community leader, joined Cheddar News in the virtual space to talk about inclusive culture in the metaverse and the mainstreaming of ballroom culture. “I feel like it's been a long time coming and being a part of that movement of bringing ballroom to mainstream has been you know a huge part of my journey," she said.
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Leiomy Maldonado on Leaving Home and Finding Community in Ballroom

Leiomy Maldonado is a judge on the HBO Max Original Series "Legendary," sitting alongside Keke Palmer, Jameela Jamil, and Law Roach as they search for the best voguing house. Few people are more qualified to judge ballroom than Maldonado, who is often referred to as the "Wonder Woman of Vogue." The Bronx native played a critical role in defining New York's ballroom scene in the early 2000s, creating the "Leiomy Lolly," which has been incorporated into the routines of many a pop star. She also made history as the first openly transgender performer on MTV's "America's Best Dance Crew," served as the choreographer for "Pose," and starred in Nike's #BeTrue ad campaign and a number of other modeling campaigns.

Leiomy Maldonado Praises Transgender 'Jeopardy!' Champ Amy Schneider

Leiomy Maldonado is very happy to see a trans woman rocking the house on "Jeopardy!" ... saying the visibility it offers the community is priceless. We got the famous dancer/model Monday at LAX and asked about Amy Schneider's hot streak right now on the quiz show -- she's currently the third-winningest contestant ever with 33 consecutive victories and she's the most accomplished female player ever.

The Highs and Lows of the Beauty Industry, According to Leiomy Maldonado and Junior Mintt

Leiomy Maldonado and Junior Mintt are part of the beauty industry, but they are not of it — they are two Black trans women who have helped to shape it. “I’ve learned that in the beauty industry, a lot more people are focused on the industry and not the beauty,” Junior Mintt tells me over Zoom when the three of us talk. “And the thing about beauty is that it involves humanity. It involves people seeing us as full-fledged individuals.”

Who is Leiomy Maldonado? Houses of Legendary season 2 judge explored!

Leiomy Maldonado makes up one fourth of the season 2 Legendary judges. We explored her house, plus her Vogue and ‘Lolly’ history…. The HBO Max series explores the ballroom industry, as Leiomy and fellow judges Jameela Jamil, Megan Thee Stallion and Law Roach give their view. This year, there are...
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Leiomy Maldonado on Starring in Black Opal's Beauty Campaign

There’s dancing—shifting back and forth, fist-pumping, the moves we mortals do—and then there’s dancing. The new Black Opal model and Wonder Woman of Vogue, Leiomy Maldonado, falls into the latter category. Whether you find clips of her ballroom dancing on YouTube or see her choreography on FX’s Pose, watching Maldonado move is like taking the first sip of coffee in the morning, a rush of eye-opening caffeine right when you need it.