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Christian Wilkins opens up about stepping out of his father Richard’s shadow… after being branded one of ‘s ‘ultimate nepo babies’

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Christian Wilkins is branching out from his father’s fame and forming his own path.

The 28-year-old aspiring actor, who is the son of Channel Nine’s long-serving entertainment editor Richard Wilkins, revealed in this week’s issue of Stellar magazine that he’s no longer living in the shadow of his father.

‘I’m so close with my dad, but it’s also stepping out from his shadow,’ he told the magazine.

‘I think people look at me and are like, ‘Oh, there actually is a place for him as an individual.”

‘It’s not just being someone’s son. I have something to provide for myself and I think that is really exciting. I find that very rewarding.’

Christian Wilkins (left), 28, is branching out from his father’s fame and forming his own path. Pictured with dad Richard Wilkins (right)

In September, ‘s ‘ultimate nepo babies‘ were revealed as the country’s most privileged offspring were named and shamed.

Christian was one of those young and upcoming stars who many claim got where they are because of their famous parents.

According to a Reddit thread that chimed in on who they believe are the biggest local nepo babies, Christian Wilkins is the ultimate nepo baby ‘by a mile’.

The aspiring actor, who is the son of Channel Nine’s long-serving entertainment editor Richard Wilkins (right), revealed in this week’s issue of Stellar magazine that he’s no longer living in the shadow of his father

The fashionista made a name for himself walking red carpets with his father.

Considered one of ‘s fastest growing influencers, Christian landed a desk job at Channel Nine straight out of school.

He now has over 44,800 followers on Instagram and brand deals with Golden Gaytime, Vida Glow, Mecca and Sunglass Hut.

He was also an ambassador at the Melbourne Cup, and followed in his father’s footsteps by hosting the ARIA Red Carpet alongside his dad last year.

According to a Reddit thread that chimed in on who they believe are the biggest local nepo babies, Christian Wilkins is the ultimate nepo baby ‘by a mile’

In 2022, Christian stirred up an avalanche of hate in 2022 when he stepped out on the Logies red carpet in a stunning backless gown.

The socialite opened up on The Jess Rowe Big Talk Show last week about the vile death threats he received for daring to wear a dress. 

‘I was definitely shocked. I had, without exaggeration, thousands and thousands of tweets and messages,’ he told podcast host Jessica Rowe.

‘If I find beauty in a garment, regardless of if it’s a dress or pants or a blouse, I want to wear it because I love beautiful things, and I love the experience of putting on something and becoming a different side of myself’ he said 

The son of Today star Richard Wilkins stirred up an avalanche of hate in 2022 when he stepped out on the Logies red carpet in a stunning backless gown 

‘People telling me to O.D. [overdose on drugs]. People telling me to die.’

He added: ‘I wore a dress. If it really upsets them then I think there’s something larger going on within them.’ 

Christian is known for his show-stopping red carpet style, and in 2022 he pulled out all the stops.

Arriving at the Logie Awards at The Star casino on the Gold Coast at the time, he put his best fashion foot forward. 

Earlier this month, Christian was brutally attacked online by trolls when he celebrated the launch of his first children’s book about a boy who likes to wear dresses 

The socialite and reality star ditched the traditional tuxedo in favour of a proudly feminine look by donning a sheer backless dress.

The dress’ design drew attention to Christian’s muscular back and lean shoulders. 

It’s not the only time the Dancing With The Stars alum has come under fire for his progressive views on fashion flouting gender expectations. 

Earlier this month, he was brutally attacked online by trolls when he celebrated the launch of his first children’s book about a boy who likes to wear dresses.  

Read more in this week’s issue of Stellar Magazine 

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