Leo Baker (previously known as Lacey Baker) is one of the most iconic skateboarders in the world. Before their career took off in 2017, there was little hope for skaters who were outspoken, unapologetically queer, and who did not fit the traditional mold of a skateboarder. Now, in 2020, things are starting to change, due in large part to pioneers like Leo Baker.
At an early age, they found themselves in the semi-finals of Tampa Am, and up on the podium at X Games, securing bronze in 2006 at age 13. After seven X Games top finishes, Leo took their abilities to Street League for back-to-back victories in 2016 and 2017. Leo has already put out four major video parts, a feat many professional skaters hope to reach within their lifetime. Their Thrasher’s “My World,” a part Leo filmed while working a full-time job, was arguably the best video part of 2017. Aside from skate video parts, Leo is generally no stranger to being in front of the camera in other ways. Showcasing their authentic self, they have been a part of many digital media campaigns, including outlets like ESPN, Vice, Nike’s 30th Anniversary ‘Just Do It’ Campaign, Hypebae, and even a Miley Cyrus music video. Not to mention being featured in New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, Vogue, Paper Magazine, the cover of Dazed China, and many more publications. At every opportunity, Leo is advocating for equity and inclusion in skateboarding and beyond. They founded the NYC Skate Project, which is an effort to shift the dynamics in skateboarding and create a safe space for non-male skaters to build community with each other. Their undying commitment to themselves and their scene has earned them global adoration from fans and friends both near and far.
NIKE SB | LACEY BAKER X BRUIN HI
FACE OF NIKE’S ‘JUST DO IT’ 30th ANNIVERSARY CAMPAIGN
2ND WOMEN’S STREET X GAMES NORWAY
2ND SLS PRO OPEN LONDON
COVER + ARTICLE IN SKATEISM MAGAZINE
NY TIMES INTERVIEW
LACEY BAKER SPITFIRE WHEELS
THRASHER “MY WORLD” FULL PART + INTERVIEW
THRASHER ‘KING OF THE ROAD’ – MYSTERY GUEST
BERRICS POPULIST WINNER
1st SLS WOMEN’S SUPER CROWN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
3rd X GAMES AUSTIN WOMEN’S STREET
2nd X GAMES OSLO WOMEN’S STREET
FULL PART “QUIT YOUR DAY JOB” FEATURE FILM
4th SLS WOMEN’S SUPER CROWN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
5th X GAMES AUSTIN WOMEN’S STREET
1st X GAMES AUSTIN WOMEN’S STREET
2nd X GAMES LOS ANGELES WOMEN’S STREET
2nd X GAMES BRAZIL WOMEN’S STREET
THRASHER “BOMBSHELL” FULL PART
Bronson Speed Co.