The drag transformations and queens have been around since ages, but this past decade has seen the art of drag pushed to the forefront of pop culture not only in America but around the world. Not ignoring the contribution of the famous TV show like RuPaul’s Drag Race, young and passionate men who imitate women on stage have the opportunity to get recognition on social media platforms such as Instagram and Facebook which lands them a lot of modeling contracts.

What/Who are Drag Queens?

For those who aren’t about this growing part of pop culture, Drag Queens are people, usually male, who dress in women’s clothing and often act with exaggerated femininity and in feminine gender roles usually for entertainment purpose. They often exaggerate make-up such as eyelashes for dramatic, comedic or satirical effect.

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In the 21st century, a drag queen is not just a man dressed in women’s clothes and makeup but is an entirely unique entity. So here are some of the most stunning drag queen transformations that we’ve come across on social media.

Bianca Del Rio:

Roy Haylock better known by the stage name Bianca Del Rio is a certified clown. She was the winner of Drag Race season 6 and was being crowned America’s next drag superstar. The 43-year-old drag queen is a comedian, actor, and costume designer.

Katya:

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Hello I’m a woman

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Yekaterina Petrovna Zamolodchikova, often known as Katya Zamolodchikova or Katya, American drag queen, actor, and comedian is the drag persona of Brian Joseph McCook. She plays a hilarious Russian character performing in English with a Russian accent. Her name is after her favorite Russian gymnast Elena Zamolodchikova.

Courtney Act:

Shane Gilberto Jenek, better known under the stage name Courtney Act, is an Australian drag queen, pop singer, entertainer and reality television personality. She is often called the RuPaul of Australia. She appeared in the season 1 of Australian Idol in drag. She was also one of the 14 contestants on RuPaul’s Drag Race season 6.

Detox:

Matthew Sanderson better known by the stage name Detox Icunt or Detox is an American drag performer and recording artist. She is the queen who doesn’t need a crown. Detox is known for her high fashion, Avante-grade style, and makeup. She loves wearing pieces that generate shock value. She stood out from the competition in season 5 of Drag Race because she refused to play nice.

Raja:

Sutan Amrull known as Raja or Raja Gemini is an American make-up artist and drag performer. Raja means king in many Asian languages. And that name is a perfect fit for drag queen Raja. She was the winner in season 3 of RuPaul’s Drag Race. He has also worked on the reality television show America’s Next Top Model, serving as the show’s make-up artist for nine cycles.

Sasha Velour:

Alexander “Sasha” Hedges Steinberg, also known by the drag name Sasha Velour, is an American drag queen, artist and creative director based in Brooklyn, New York. There have been a very few drag queens on RuPaul’s Drag Race who made a mark from their very first appearance and Sasha were one of them.

Alaska:

Justin Andrew, better known as Alaska Thunderfuck 5000, an American drag performer and recording artist best known as the runner-up on 5th season and winner in season 2 of RuPaul’s Drag Race. She is one of the funniest queens and her uniqueness makes her one the best of all time.

RuPaul:

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Seasons Greetings.

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This article would be incomplete without mentioning the superstar drag queen RuPaul. RuPaul Andre Charles is an American drag queen, actor, model, singer, songwriter, and television personality. RuPaul is world’s superstar first became a household name after releasing the hit “Supermodel of the World” back in 1993. He has won three Primetime Emmy Awards in 2016, 2017, and 2018 for producing and hosting the reality competition series RuPaul’s Drag Race. RuPaul has played a key role in making the drag scene part of mainstream pop culture.

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