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Out Olympian Matthew Mitcham dons kinky boots in Melbourne

Matthew Mitcham in his kinky boots.Photo: 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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