Out Olympian Matthew Mitcham dons kinky boots in Melbourne

Matthew Mitcham in his kinky boots.

Matthew Mitcham in his kinky boots. Instagram

Retired Olympic diver Matthew Mitcham put on his kinky boots to promote the show’s Melbourne production. The athlete took to social media to share a photo of himself in the iconic Kinky Boots bright red heels as part of the #JustBe campaign.

“Being myself hasn’t always been easy. It got better when I accepted who I am… it got a whole lot better when I became proud of who I am,” he wrote on Instagram. “Like seriously, just look at me: a full-grown man playing the ukulele wearing sparkly red boots… I couldn’t look happier if I tried!”

Written by Cyndi Lauper and Harvey Fierstein, the Tony Award winning musical about the unlikely pairing of a shoe factory owner and an outgoing drag queen is noted for its theme of tolerance and diversity.

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