Christian Wilkins reveals people are surprised to discover he’s ‘not a d**khead in real life’ – as he opens up about being trolled on social media
Christian Wilkins, the flamboyant son of Channel Nine star Richard Wilkins, has revealed he’s often unfairly judged because of his appearance.
In an interview with Mosman Daily on Wednesday, the 25-year-old model and influencer said he’d grown accustomed to being trolled on social media because of his out-there fashion sense.
Christian said people often ‘make snap decisions’ about him based off what they’ve seen on television or Instagram.
Speaking out: He’s the flamboyant son of Richard Wilkins, and on Wednesday, Christian Wilkins (pictured) spoke about being judged by his appearance
But he insists he’s a completely different person to what most people expect.
‘Something I hear quite often is, “You’re nowhere near as much of a d**khead as you seem on social media,”‘ he said.
‘I’m not offended by it. Once you get to know me, you quickly discover I am not at all like you might think.’
Trolled: In an interview with Mosman Daily on Wednesday, the 25-year-old model and social media influencer revealed he’s grown accustomed to hateful messages online. Pictured with his dad, Richard Wilkins
Christian is only concerned about the opinions of those he knows and loves, and doesn’t have time for trolls on social media.
‘People need to stop worrying about what random strangers think. I do not allow that sort of thing to impact me. I just don’t,’ he said.
His comments come after singer Harry Styles was criticised last month for wearing a dress on the cover of Vogue magazine.
Attacked: Christian regularly steps out in women’s clothing, and is often trolled for his outrageous sartorial choices
Christian regularly steps out in women’s clothing, and is often trolled for his outrageous sartorial choices.
According to the Mosman Daily, one Instagram troll recently said he was ‘going to hell’ after he shared a photo of himself dressed in women’s clothing.
But much like Harry, Christian simply lets the criticism roll off his back, and continues to dress however he pleases.
Creating controversy: His comments come after singer Harry Styles was last month criticised for wearing a dress in US Vogue magazine
‘People used to call me a girl all the time because I was a gay guy who was very flamboyant, and did dance and singing,’ he said in November 2018.
‘People always used to call me a girl, and I always found that such a strange dis, because I feel like in order to be offended by something, what they’re calling you needs to be offensive.
‘Being a female is not offensive… I’d be like, “Yeah. I look good in a dress. So sue me.”‘
‘Being a female is not offensive… I’d be like, “Yeah. I look good in a dress. So sue me,”‘ he’s previously said of his fashion choices