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Reasons Why Drag Queens are Superstars

Last night, a crowd of 5,000 Pride revelers (including drag wannabes and queens) devirginized the newly-renovated Cawthra Park. And there were still hundreds of people who couldn’t make it inside due to its limited venue. Green Space presented Starry Night with a bevy of queens from Ru Paul’s Drag Race. For World Pride Toronto 2014 Edition, they brought the drag superstars: Courtney Act, Darriene Lake, Adore Delano and Bianca del Rio (Season 6 winnah). They were also joined by Toronto’s local drag acts.

To quote a drag-loving travel blogger, “Drag originated with Shakespeare when he would put DRAG on the side for characters because men played women so they were “DRessed As a Girl.” It all started off on the stage and they were the stars of the day. Now, drag is a staple in our community. Drag queens are always the first people to the front lines when we need to fight for our community and they’re the one’s shaking it in fundraising causes. They work hard and are brave enough to put it out there so they deserve the recognition. It’s not about being famous , it’s about being true to who you are and enjoying life. If that means putting on a dress and rocking the stage, then I say, “Let the glitter flow and wigs roll!”  

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Here are my reasons why drag queens are superstars.

1. They invented the word WERK.

Reasons Why Drag Queens Are Superstars.

Reasons Why Drag Queens Are Superstars.

2. And so goes the saying, “Shante, you stay.” 

Reasons Why Drag Queens Are Superstars.

Reasons Why Drag Queens Are Superstars.

When hands akimbo, that means, “Go away, I’m here to stay!” LOL…

3. They’re fierce!

Reasons Why Drag Queens Are Superstars.

Adore Delano in a fiery number.

Just look at those eyes, the fiery wig, the fishnet, the belt and the leopard print garb. And oh, those tats, too! Nothing is fiercer than this.

4. They’re faaaabulous!

Reasons Why Drag Queens are Superstars

DJ Mado commands extreme madness on the dance floor.

So, you think this look can be done in an hour? To become fabulous, you have to invest time.

5. And sometimes ridiculously fabulous!

Reasons Why Drag Queens are Superstars

Darriene Lake in her Hello Kitty ensemble.

 

6. They rock the stage with a different kind of humour.

Reasons Why Drag Queens are Superstars Bianca del Rio

Bianca del Rio and the Asian girl she wants to hire to do her pedicure.

 

7. They shine like diamonds.

Reasons Why Drag Queens are Superstars

Reasons Why Drag Queens are Superstars

 

 8. And glitters, too.

Reasons Why Drag Queens are Superstars

Courtney Act greets her fans at World Pride Toronto

 

 9. They’re very expressive and overly dramatic.

Reasons Why Drag Queens are Superstars

Reasons Why Drag Queens are Superstars

 

 10. They put on carats of blings!

Reasons Why Drag Queens are Superstars

Reasons Why Drag Queens are Superstars

 

 11. They look better than pop stars and age well.

Reasons Why Drag Queens are Superstars

Reasons Why Drag Queens are Superstars

 

12. They smile bigger than Julia Roberts.

Reasons Why Drag Queens are Superstars Bianca del Rio

Bianca del Rio at World Pride Toronto 2014

 

 12. And most of all, they share whatever they’re holding and show you how to take it with mouth wide open. LOL…

Reasons Why Drag Queens are Superstars Bianca del Rio

Bianca del Rio at World Pride Toronto 2014

So, the next time you see a drag queen or watch a drag performance, SCREAM loud because they’re bigger than any divas you know of.

 

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