Netflix has been delivering gripping documentaries recently, including The Internet’s Most Hated Man, Trainwreck: Woodstock ’99, I Just Killed My Dad, and more.
Now, the platform invites audiences to dive into the world of professional skateboarding, focusing on one of the culture’s most important figures.
Stay on Board: The Leo Baker Story focuses on the 30-year-old skateboarder from Covina, California. The documentary sees Leo recount his journey of self-discovery and life as a trans person in professional sports.
For those unfamiliar with the famous character, Stay On Board offers an insightful look into his past and career. Indeed, you may be wondering where all these experiences have led him to the present day. With that in mind, where is Leo Baker now?
Where is Leo Baker now?
After growing up in California, Leo Baker now lives in New York. In 2020, Them reports that Leo made the decision to quit the Olympics despite qualifying for the Tokyo Summer Games.
It was the first time that skateboarding was included in the Olympics, giving the sport a global stage like never before. However, he qualified for the women’s team and the decision began to affect his mental health as a trans-male person.
After that pivotal moment, Leo decided to embark on new journeys and has taken a long time to promote inclusivity in the sport since stepping away from the Olympics opportunity. Recently, he was involved in a Nike campaign and a Tony Hawk video game. Perhaps the most famous skateboarder of all time, Tony Hawk, is interviewed in Stay On Board.
Not only that, Leo has worked on music and helped bring queer skateboard company Glue into the world.
Is Leo Baker on Instagram?
Yes, you can follow him on Instagram at leo_baker.
It currently has an impressive 158,000 subscribers and there are loads of posts to check out, whether it’s promoting the Netflix documentary or other work.
In the bio, there is a link to the Glue site.
“It was surreal”
You may have also seen Leo in the music video for Miley Cyrus’ Mother’s Daughter track.
“It was surreal,” Leo told Pride when recounting the experience. “His team joined mine and just wanted to have me in there I guess because I was outspoken as a non-binary trans skater. And I was like, ‘Obviously, yeah, I want to do this.'”
Leo also opened up about meeting Miley.
“She was really nice to me for the brief time I got to meet her,” he said. “I was like, ‘Wow, this is a crazy day.’ It was obviously a huge honor to be recognized in this space because the message of the song honors people who fight for things that matter.
Stay Aboard: The Leo Baker Story is now streaming on Netflix.
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