Hellobeautiful Featured Video


Tony-winning actor and Emmy winner Pose star Billy Porter is a red carpet’s dream!

The 49-year-old Allure cover boy not only slays at every event, but he does it being authentically himself albeit a tuxedo, a dress or a tuxedo dress!

And Sunday’s Critics Choice Awards were no different. Porter wowed in a two-tone  green Hogan McLaughlin ensemble that may have looked like a gown, but was, in fact, a pantsuit!

He topped his lewk off with silver cuffs, neon yellow nails and colorful butterflies throughout his arms, chest and neck. As Vogue UK pointed out, so much of what Porter does fashion-wise has a deeper moment. See, “butterflies are a symbol of the transgender community, the same community that’s at the heart of the landmark FX show Pose.”

“I wanted to honor my peeps tonight,” the actor told ET on his way into the ceremony.

Just beautiful!


The actor also is clear: He is being his authentic self to help other Black gay boys and gender non-conforming people to feel comfortable in their own skin–and their own style.

“I’m so moved by all the people, but really, particularly, the little Black sissy boys, the little Black queens,” the Tony-winner told Variety last year.

“The ones who are told that their existence on the planet is unworthy, they’re unworthy of living. The little trans kids, the little ones, who reach out to me on social media.”

So to honor Mr. Porter’s fierceness and fearlessness, here are all the times this year he rocked whatever he wanted, wherever he wanted, and slayed all the way!


25th Annual Critics' Choice Awards - Arrivals Source:Getty


25th Annual Critics' Choice Awards - Arrivals Source:Getty


77th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals Source:Getty


Billy Porter arrives at the 2019 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 24, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.\n© J Graylock/ Source:WENN


Billy Porter in attendance for 87th Annu... Source:WENN


Billy Porter at arrivals for LIKE A BOSS... Source:WENN


71st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - Press Room Source:WENN


91st Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals Source:Getty










18. 73rd Annual Tony Awards

73rd Annual Tony Awards- Arrivals Source:Getty

19. 30th Annual GLAAD Media Awards In NYC

Billy Porter attends the 30th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at... Source:Getty

20. 2019 Met Gala

The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion - Street Sightings Source:Getty

21. 78th Annual Peabody Awards

78th Annual Peabody Awards - Arrivals Source:Getty

22. 2019 GLSEN Respect Awards

2019 GLSEN Respect Awards Source:Getty

23. FX Season 2 Premiere

Billy Porter wearing dress by Francis Libiran attends FX... Source:Getty

24. UM Studios New York Screening Of 5B

UM Studios New York Screening Of 5B, A Film Presented By RYOT A Verizon Media Company Source:Getty

25. FYC Hollywood Event For “Pose”

FYC Event For FX'x "Pose" Source:Getty

26. 2019 GLSEN Respect Awards

2019 GLSEN Respect Awards Source:Getty

27. Bailey House

28. Paley Fest


For 2024’s iteration of MadameNoire and HelloBeautiful’s annual series Women to Know, we knew we wanted to celebrate the people who help make the joys of film and television possible. To create art is to create magic. This year, we spotlight Hollywood Executive’s changing the face of cinema.