Drawing Dallas • 11.13.09

Posted on 12 Oct 2009 at 4:58pm
By MARK STOKES | Illustrator mark@mstokes.com

Bisexual, blue-eyed, Latino — and wildly popular. Meet ‘Tonio Kings’

Drama King


Name and age: Antonio "Tonio Kings" Reyes, 19

Spotted
: Waiting for the bus at Lemmon and McKinney, listening to Rick Ross and Lil Wayne on his earbuds.

School days
: This blue-eyed young Mexican, the only openly bisexual student at North Dallas High School, was still very popular among his peers: he was homecoming king, student body president, prom king nominee, most memorable and drama king. After high school, he entered the University of Texas at Austin.

Favorite body part? "My wrists."

His philosophy: "I don’t care if the glass is half empty, or half full, I just drink out of it without caring." Also, "Try and try until you pursue your dream, even if it means starting at the bottom."

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition November 13, 2009.

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