Friday, June 24, 2016

15 RuPaul's Drag Race Stars Performing in SA This Summer

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Manila Luzon (Season 3)
Minnesota native Manila Luzon is celebrated for her unforgettable lip sync of Donna Summer’s disco classic “MacArthur Park.” In 2011, after taking her “cross-eyed’ act around the world, Luzon became the first RPDR star to perform in San Antonio, courtesy of Rey Lopez Entertainment.

Raven (Season 2)
California girl Raven once described herself as “dark, mysterious, and glamazonious,” to the Huffington Post and schooled her own mother on the art of fierceness during an episode of the RPDR spin-off RuPaul’s Drag U

Latrice Royale (Season 4)

(Not so) Straight Outta Compton, Latrice Royale is remembered both for her boisterous laughter and as the most outspoken queen on season four. Large and in charge, Royale returns to the Alamo City this October to haunt the Josephine Theatre’s stage alongside RPDR alums Ginger Minj and Phi Phi O’Hara in The Rocky Horror Show.

Alexis Mateo (Season 3)
Arriving on the scene with a unforgettable bam, former Disney World dancer and performer Alexis Mateo helped prove to season three contestants and fans that her native Puerto Rico is a hotbed of drag fabulosity.

Jessica Wild (Season 2)
Although hindered by an admitted language barrier, Puerto Rican dancer and vocalist Jessica Wild proved herself as one of the most likable queens on season two. Since making a memorable slip of the tongue (involving “dreams of a golden shower”), Wild has shared stages with Miley Cyrus and Gloria Trevi and released the LPs You Like It Wild (2011) and Absolutely (2013).

Jujubee (Season 2)
Thai-Laotian performer Jujubee served up a signature blend of sexiness and sassiness that went into overdrive when she joined forces with Raven (as Team Rujubee) on RuPaul’s All Stars Drag Race. Also known as Airline Inthyrath, Jujubee picked up a NewNowNext award nomination in 2010 for Most Addictive Reality Star.

Chi Chi DeVayne (Season 8)
When Chi Chi DeVayne showed up on the first episode of season eight dressed (quite literally) in trash bags, no one knew what to make of the Southern beauty — but her dazzling makeup and lovable personality soon established her as a fan favorite. Dubbed a “dark horse” by the Huffington Post, DeVayne famously admitted she didn’t quite understand the meaning of “avant-garde.”

Roxxxy Andrews (Season 5)
Nicki Minaj has praised her for her lashes and eye shadow, but season five starlet Roxxxy Andrews is arguably best known for a memorable lip sync performance (to Willow Smith’s “Whip My Hair”), in which she ripped off one wig to reveal … another wig. With the late local legend Erica Andrews as her drag mother, Andrews holds a special connection to the Alamo City.

Phi Phi O’Hara (Season 4)

A former San Antonio resident and Bexar County Jailbird, sharp-tongued Phi Phi O’Hara sparked heated debates among the cast and fans of season four. Born Jaremi Carey, O’Hara recently made headlines by accepting the 365 Days of Drag Challenge to post a new look on Instagram every day of the year.

Detox (Season 3)
Self-described as “the most killingest cross dresser on the planet,” SoCal drag fixture Detox once painted herself black, white, and grey to give the illusion she was stepping out of an old black-and-white film. In addition to cameos in music videos for the likes of Ke$ha and Rihanna and musical endeavors of her own, Detox loans her talents to Chad Michaels’ long-running “female impersonation spectacular” Dreamgirls Revue.

Laganja Estranja (Season 6)
A multitasker of the highest order, season six stoner Laganja Estranja is a trained choreographer and dancer who’s modeled for British fashion designer Gareth Pugh, performed alongside Christina Aguilera at the American Music Awards and appeared in the publications Weed World UK and DOPE Magazine. Signature jewelry and makeup lines round out Estranja’s unusual portfolio.

Yara Sofia (Season 3)
Known for her otherworldly makeup and over-the-top hairstyles, Puerto Rican drag queen Yara Sofia has etched her catchphrase “Echa Pa’lante” into the collective consciousness of Drag Race fandom.

$33-$43, 9pm Fri, Aztec Theatre, 104 N. St. Mary’s St., (210) 812-4355, theaztectheatre.com.

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