The Aussie style star has taken his red carpet domination abroad, wearing a fabulous mini-dress to a glitzy LA premiere.
Christian Wilkins has taken his red carpet domination abroad, attending a glitzy Hollywood premiere in a showstopping mini-dress.
The Australian socialite and son of Nine showbiz veteran Richard Wilkins turned heads in a sequined Romance Was Born outfit as he hit the red carpet at the Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin screening at Warner Brothers studios on Friday night, local time.
The popular model, who attended the US event as a guest of streaming platform Binge*, is emerging as a fashion force on the Aussie social scene, after her major statement on the Logies red carpet in a sheer backless gown.
The headline-grabbing moment was not without some ridicule, with Christian calling out Twitter trolls who said his outfit was “bulls**t” and “not normal.”
Speaking to news.com.au at the PLL premiere, Christian said he was unbothered by hateful comments.
“They don’t know me … If you met me and attacked my personality, that would upset me, but if you think I’m wrong for wearing a dress because I have a doodle, you’re an idiot,” he said.
He added: “Not only do I think it’s homophobic, but it’s misogynistic. It’s this notion of ‘I’m a man and I’m dressing like a woman and therefore that makes me less.’
“That’s a disgusting notion. It’s 2022, whatever.
“There’s nothing more beautiful in the world than someone who feels beautiful in an outfit. It just radiates through you.”
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Christian said he developed the confidence to express himself thanks to unwavering support from his parents, including mother Michelle Burke.
“I remember I was in year 6, and I was playing dress-ups at a sleepover wearing a little pink dress and I started crying, and mum asked why I was upset and I said, ‘I like wearing this little pink skirt and I it feels like that’s bad,’” Christian said.
“But mum was like, ‘You can wear it if you want it, there’s nothing wrong with that.’ Having that confirmed to me at a young age was everything.”
Pretty Little Liars: Original Sinwhich hits streaming on Binge in Australia July 29, is touted as a new chapter to the uber popular franchise with a host of fresh faces among the cast.
US actresses Bailee Madison, Chandler Kinney, Maia Reficco, Malia Pules and Zaria play the five new ‘Liars’ in the debut 10-part season, which was written and produced by Riverdale creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.
The five young stars walked the red carpet before they sat down for a Q&A with original PLL actress Lucy Hale.
VIP guests were treated to a special screening of the show before attending an after-party which saw the Warner Bros lot transform into a prom-inspired playground.
*This writer attended the event as a guest of Binge