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Henry Bae had just walked into the Bed-Stuy queer bar C’mon Everybody to see a drag show with friends when Bowen Yang flashed on TV, walking the Emmys red carpet in a dazzling pair of chrome high-heeled boots they designed with Shaobo Han, the other half of the shoe label SYRO.

“I was just mauled with all of my friends being like, ‘Girl, did you see? Hello!,’” Bae told The Daily Beast. “I really felt like we were present, collectively, with this Bushwick energy. The response from my friends has been particularly touching.”

Han, Bae’s business partner and “bestie,” was at home watching the E! coverage. It wasn’t an entire surprise to see Yang in the shoes—both Bae and Han describe the SNL star and Emmy winner as a “friend” they know through the “queer Asian nightlife” crowd in NYC. (Bae and Han use they/them pronouns.)

Read more at The Daily Beast.

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