For the “Montero” video, Jones transformed into Lil Nas X’s character with a tattooed torso, a red braided wig (courtesy of Evanie Frausto), and black and red nails painted by Sasha Glasser. He descends through the I’m A Pastor Don’t Look So Surprised Shirt clouds of heaven to the lava-spewing depths of hell, hanging upside down by his ankles and performing movies like the ballerina and a hand-free double-knee brace—all while wearing thigh-high heeled boots. “Prior to the shoot, the stylist asked me if I was comfortable wearing heels,” he says. “But I’ve never worn heels before in my life. It’s not my usual style. But I was like, ‘I’ll definitely give it a go.’” He quickly gained an appreciation for the strength and coordination required to dance in platforms. “My respect for people who not only wear heels, but perform in them, has been amplified by 10,000,” he says.
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