Drag can be understood as a gender-bending form of art where a person usually dresses like the opposite sex to exaggerate the gender identity. Its main purpose has been entertainment and performance, which is believed to be an art of self-expression and acceptance of the LGBTQ+ community. A drag show usually involves dance and performances with elaborate hair, clothing, and makeup.
Drag queens are usually men who dress in women’s clothing to play female roles. While drag queens are mostly men, there is an increase in the number of transgender and cisgender females playing drag queens.
Drag Races help them to showcase their talent across the world. A lot of competitions, like pageant queens, comedy queens, etc., are organized across the globe. These drag queens are a blend of uniqueness, charisma, and talent.
The top 10 famous drag queens of 2022 are
Willow Pill has earned her spot on the list. She became a part of the Drag Race and was known for her statement flip-flops. She won the crown and every ones heart in RuPaul’s race. She is a 27-year-old and belongs to Chicago. She has been diagnosed with a kidney disease that she talks openly about. Her life inspires her art, and she made history as the first Trans winner of the drag race season.
She describes herself as cute and creepy and has a joyful view of life. She became a favorite right from the first episode and is said to be inspired by Kristen Wiig.
Yvie Oddly won the Season 11 of RuPaul’s race. She belongs to Denver and is known for her unique handmade looks. She was diagnosed with a Syndrome affecting the tissues and organs. She has shocked people with her ability to twist her body. She owns a unique style and openly talks about the drag queens’ unfair expectations.
The drag clown Jimbo belongs to Canada. She was a favorite in Drag Race. She first appeared in Season One of Drag Race, organized in Canada, and dressed up as Mickey Mouse. Though she did not qualify for the finale but was considered one of the best by the fans. She performed an outstanding act on The World’s talent show vs. the UK. She performed as ‘Casper: the bologna ghost.’
Onyx was a part of the recent Drag Race Espania. She won the second episode but, unfortunately, had to go home after coming in the bottom two in the fifth episode. Fans are missing Onyx on screen and hoping that she might come back. She is known for her unique, jaw-dropping looks posted on her Instagram page.
Nina was a part of RuPaul’s Drag Race season nine. She performs in Atlanta, Georgia. She is open about her problems, like anxiety and depression. She is quite active on social media. She has talked about her journey and how being HIV positive has affected her life. Nina is known for her body painting capabilities, impressions, and reviews on YouTube.
Milk was a part of Season 6 of RuPaul’s drag race. She is known for her unique looks as a comedy queen. She was earlier critiqued for not being glamorous enough. She performed as a male RuPaul and was eliminated in the rap challenge. She still has many loyal supporters who adore her for her figure skating talents.
Kimchi, who acts as a drag queen, is a makeup artist from Korea. She won hearts by being a sweetheart and bringing unique looks to the stage. She was a finalist in Season 8 alongside Naomi and Bob. She started to drag and touched the fans by talking about her family and her struggles. Her drag reflects her Korean culture, and her wild looks are often made using paper.
Charity Kase is known for her monstrous and incredible looks on Drag Race. She is also quite vulnerable and has spoken about her struggle after she was diagnosed with HIV. Charity is known for the wild looks that she posts on Instagram.
Crystal Methyd belongs to Missouri. She is known for her fashion and her unique take on the stage. She is a beloved queen from the show. Fans love to see her perform as she brings some iconic looks on the stage. She has brought a unique lip-sync that has never been seen on the show.
Shangela Laquifa Wadley
Shangela is 37 years of age and is from Studio City, California. She has been a part of the Drag Race and All-Stars Season 3. Shangela has never won the Drag Race but has toured over 184 cities. She starred in Community and Glee and collaborated with Arianna Grande. She is known for her podcast and is proud of her family legacy.
Drag Queens are the changing face of entertainment, and these ten drag queens are definitely worth the watch.