The Trans Woman Who Changed “Voguing” Forever

Leiomy Maldonado joins Megan Thee Stallion, Jameela Jamil, and Law Roach on HBO’s new competition show

A photo of Leiomy Maldonado in the studio.
Choreographer Leiomy Maldonado rehearses an upcoming dance scene in POSE at Silvercup Studios North in New York, NY on May 16, 2019. Photo: Chris Sorensen for The Washington Post/Getty Images

I changed voguing,” Maldonado says proudly. “I made a whole community respect me. Even though it took time, they respect me based on my work.

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