In October 2014 Brendan "went viral" after dancing moves from Applause in the background of a live broadcast on NewsChannel 8.
The 9th October 2014, NewsChannel 8 was filming Brendan Jordan in the background of their live duplex about the opening of a mall. While being filmed, Brendan started to reproduce the dance moves of Applause from Lady Gaga.
The next day, Lady Gaga tweeted that she "liked him", while the drag community - including RuPaul and Pandora Boxx was actively sharing the video. The video was also widely diffused by medias like The Today Show, ABC News,The Daily Mail and POPSUGAR
During the last three months, the video has been viewed more than 3.5 millions times.
In November 2014, he was a model for the American Apparel brand. He was chosen for the way he used his platform to raise awareness towards the LGBTQ communuty.
On 14 February 2016, Jordan came out as gender fluid at the "Human Rights Campaign's Time to Thrive conference.
PS: Brendan Jordan is a very famous YouTuber boy who has a big channel full of awesome videos of himself. Just YouTube Search: Brendan Jordan.
|13-year-old Brendan at Gay Parade|
More cool videos of him are available on his official YouTube channel: Brendan Jordan.
Brendan Jordan Comes Out as Transgender:
Brendan Jordan, a viral internet star who won over fans with his “Vogue” dancing in the background of a news broadcast, has come out as transgender.
The teen star gave a speech at HRC’s Time to Thrive conference this week while introducing trans model Andreja Pejic.
“Like most teenagers, I’m still figuring it out. I’m starting to identify as one, or as part, of the trans community. I can’t really label it, because, you know, some days, my more feminine side comes out — the ‘she,’” Brendan said (via NewNowNext). “Some other days I don’t feel like putting on my fabulous mask, and the ‘he’ comes out, and I’m totally OK with that. And I don’t know who I am, or where I will be going in the future, who I will be 10 years from now but I’m still a teenager. I just like the limitless feeling of it, and I’m perfectly fine with who I am now. I just identify with both genders, so I go by the pronouns he or she and it’s just what I’m happy with.”
Brendan later confirmed the news on his Twitter account and said he identifies with being gender fluid.
When his grandmother's car pulls into the driveway after school, Brendan Jordan hops out of the backseat in black knee-length shorts, a polo emblazoned with his school's logo, and low-top lace-up sneakers covered in glitter. Across the street, a young girl spots him and snaps a photo on her phone.
"Did you see that?" Brendan squeals, his hazel eyes widening. He says he could see the girl's fingers pinching outward to zoom.
"People are sometimes nervous to come up and ask for a picture," he later tells me. He prefers when fans approach him — he says they'll leave with better pictures of him that way.
Fame seems to come easily for Brendan, who about a year ago woke up an internet celebrity.
Here's how it went down: Brendan and his little sister Hailey convinced their mom Tracy to drive them to the grand opening of a massive mall erected near their home in Las Vegas, Nevada. When a crowd gathered behind a local live news broadcast, Brendan shimmied his way to the front and danced to Lady Gaga's pop anthem, "Applause."
Brendan begged his mom to take the family to the Downtown Summerlin mall that fall night, but the grand opening of a massive mall was the last place his mom, Tracy Jordan, wanted to be. It was a school night for Brendan and younger sister Hailey, and they would almost certainly end up sitting in rush hour traffic.
But in Summerlin, Nevada, a community in the Las Vegas valley where the Jordan family lives, a mall opening is kind of a big deal. Especially this mall, which, for six years sat unfinished, a nine-story steel frame looming over Sahara Avenue as a reminder of the disastrous economy. When it finally opened on Thursday, October 9, 2014, the city threw afour-day street festival to celebrate. Local news crews were on site to cover the event.
"It was going to be a big deal," Tracy told Tech Insider. "And my kids love to shop."
So they loaded into the family car and went, unaware that Brendan's life was about to change. That night would set into motion a chain of events that catapulted the 13-year-old into internet fame.
We spoke with Brendan and his parents, Tracy and Chris, at VidCon, a YouTube-sponored convention held in Anaheim, California, to learn what it's like to become an overnight celebrity.
It hardly surprised Tracy when her son — goofy, loud, and wildly unapologetic — positioned himself dead-center in front of the KLAS-TV Channel 8 crew outside the Downtown Summerlin. When the cameras rolled and the reporter described the opening-night scene at the mall,Brendan broke into dance.
You might have seen it.
Brendan Twerking at DiGiTour2015 xD (Taken from his official Vine and DiGiTour official Vine):