So, I love drag queens. I adore them. No shame, no apologies, they give me life and they have since I sat in my rural West Virginia living room watching To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar. I do not discriminate, either. I can see the beauty in a demure, understated queen, a hot mess queen, and a glam queen. If your makeup is fierce, your lip game is strong, and you own your look, I will love you. I will also desperately wish for your contouring skills. Look, admire, and learn, stalkers, because these queens are slaying.
(A/N: It should go without saying that some of these reigning queens have very risque names. Probably you should stop here if you're easily offended. Sorry!)
I “met” Pusse after she and Peter, her alter ego, appeared in Leland Bobbé's amazing half-drag spread huffingtonpost.com in 2012. I immediately Facebook stalked her and, from a silent but always admiring distance, watched Pusse do New York and then move on to slay LA. This is transcendent beauty, all the way.
Nico kills me. The end. I'm dead.
I can't even say Anna Phylactic's name out loud without giggling. This girl works like the rent is due. Less drag queen, more drag art.
Pandora is fabulous. Everything about her is fabulous. And everyone everywhere should listen to her podcast, no fake.
Violet with that old Hollywood glam, girl, and I ain't mad.
Recognize that name? How about the stunning bone structure, on-point makeup, and to-die-for hair? Still not ringing any bells? I bet longtime fans of America's Next Top Model know who this gorgeous creature is. Raja Gemini is the drag ego of Sutan Amrull, who worked wonders on ANTM for years. Something tells me Raja taught Miss Tyra a thing or two about smizing ...
Miss Fame will snatch your hair, take your man, and insult your shoes without breaking a sweat. And it will be like Regina George just punched you in the face.
Straight up, I just like Kylee 'cause she's pretty – in drag or out of it, tbh. Also, the power of transformation is strong in this one – check out that insta.
I can't help it. I just love those luscious lips.
Amadeus Gala is everything I want to be at all times.
Farrah Moan paints herself with utter filth whether she's a blonde or going for ginger, but I've got an enormous thing for redheads, so here you go.
Well … duh.
Ariel's contouring skills are so ferocious that everyone else should just give up right now.
Pearl is like my Resting Bitch Face spirit animal. I must recommend the insta if you want to get a case of serious fashion envy. This girl's wardrobe is an acid trip of fierceness.
Ryan Burke is a walking, talking, breathing work of art at all times. Fin.
You have not seen pouty until you have seen Lola Lewinsky pout. She could make the devil swear off sinning.
That smile could launch a thousand ships.
You know what I love about Conchita? That natural beauty and the confidence she carries with it.
Kim Chi's perfection is absolutely unreal. She is a doll.
We all need to be more like Patrice.
Who am I missing? Show me your reigning queen!
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