Days before the dance, Garcia told fellow students that he was "not your typical prom queen candidate. There's more to me than meets the eye."The victory left Garcia feeling "invincible."
He also promised that he would be wearing a suit on prom night, but "don't be fooled: Deep down, I am a queen."
And he made good of that promise Saturday, wearing a gray tuxedo topped off with the prized tiara.
Garcia, 18, said he saw fliers advertising the prom and the election but they didn't specify that the queen must be female. He thought the role would suit him better than prom king.
"I don't wish to be a girl," he told the Los Angeles Times. "I just wish to be myself."
Feel the homomentum: It's wearing taffeta.