Loved by the queen of drag queens

DerekPlease.com was featured in an extended segment on Episode 54 of the Emmy-winning icon's hit podcast. The feature occured after Derek was approached by the podcast's cutting edge production company, The Paragon Collective.


Cited by the iconic Internet pioneer

A DerekPlease.com blog post was quoted in a September 5th, 2017 Yahoo! Style article written by Sabrina Rojas Weiss.


Content used by the iconic publication

Billboard Magazine, the source behind the Hot 100 singles and Billboard 200 albums charts, used multimedia exclusively obtained by DerekPlease.com


Video used by America's #1 radio provider

An @DerekPlease video tweet exclusively broke the story of Britney Spears paying tribute to the Las Vegas tragedy victims. It was prominently featured in a iHeart Radio blog post.


Blogworthy content

Popular and established entertainment blog JustJared has shared photo and video content exclusively obtained by DerekPlease.com

Quoted by this leading newspaper

DerekPlease.com Writer + CEO Derek was quoted in a 2017 article written by Sharyn Jackson. It appeared in the print edition.


Content used by NBC affiliate

Photo and video content exclusively obtained by DerekPlease.com was broadcast and blogged by NBC television affiliate KPRC 2 Houston.


Cover Star

An in-depth interview and photoshoot with Derek was the cover story for a special Pride Month print edition of Twin Cities Gay Scene magazine. 


Cover Star

Derek has been interviewed on the front cover of Minnesota's syndicated ABC Newspapers Entertainment section twice. Once for his YouTube Partner program success, and a second time for the release of his popular debut dance-pop album, Flakes



Lead Writer

Derek is a Lead Writer at Twin Cities Gay Scene, an all-digital LGBTQ+ magazine based in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota. His columns, celebrity interviews, and concert reviews are local favorites shared with pop culture fans globally.



Celebrity Guest

Derek has appeared numerous times as celebrity co-host of the storied KFAI radio program "Fresh Fruit," America's longest running LGBTQ+ radio broadcast. 

Celebrity Spokesperson


Derek has been a celebrity spokesperson and brand representative for all-natural beauty brand Beauty Kitchen by Heather Marianna since 2012. DerekPlease.com content has been featured on Heather's blog several times. 


Market Partner

Derek is proud to offer naturally-based Monat haircare. Message @DerekPlease on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, or Twitter for a fun and free consultation from the man himself!

Brand Representative

Derek was a brand representative for Tyra Beauty, a unique makeup line created by iconic supermodel Tyra Banks.