Fil-Canadian gives TikTok math tutorials in drag
Filipino Canadian Kyne Santos, a former contestant on reality TV series “Canada’s Drag Race” does not stop at sharing beauty tips on social media, he also teaches math and fights discrimination.
Santos, 22, has more than 700,000 followers on TikTok and is completing a degree in math with a major in mathematical finance. He teaches followers math concepts while dressed in drag.
“Math has always been a very big part of my life. I just wanted to take a risk and try something new,” Santos told NBC Asian America.
“The classic question that people ask in school is, ‘When am I ever going to need this?’ And that is a question that I try to answer in my videos.” In one video, Santos shows how a graph displaying Covid cases is “misleading.”
“Math, whether you like it or not, is used to manipulate people because lots of people can be led one way or another by seeing numbers,” Santos said. His videos have garnered more than 15 million “likes.”
Santos’ proud parents had encouraged him to come out. His mother Cristina said she and her husband “did research” to educate themselves in order to come to terms with their son’s sexual orientation.