The new list includes names from South Korea to South Africa, Tokyo to Tallinn, including the likes of ten-year-old “drag kid” Desmond is Amazing, Korea’s first openly-gay K-pop idol Holland, and trans activist and model Munroe Bergdorf. Meanwhile, groups like Justice4Grenfell and the #NeverAgain movement represent the current surge in political empowerment amongst today’s youth on social media.
In music, there’s a host of exciting names, including New York-based Korean DJ Yaeji; SOPHIE, the Glasgow producer and musician exploring themes of femme and queer sexuality; DIY star Jimothy Lacoste; and Peggy Gou, the first Korean woman to play Berghain.
And there’s a Dazed 100 first, as Instagram model Lil Miquela appears on the list – even though she’s a digitally created, CGI character who doesn’t actually exist IRL. Who better to represent our ever-growing obsession with social media?
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