The One That Got Away: San Antonio showgirl Jorgeous won our hearts on Drag Race

Jorgeous made her big debut at the bygone SA club Babio's at the ripe old age of 16 — a nightlife feat that rubbed some drag queens the wrong way.

By Bryan Rindfuss

As a flamboyant child growing up in San Antonio, Jorge Meza idolized game-changing drag queen RuPaul, often danced in front of the television and even performing choreographed routines during family parties. As a fiercely determined teen, Meza crafted the sultry drag persona Jorgeous — pronounced Georgeous — in the vein of fierce Latina divas including Selena, Jennifer Lopez and Chi-Chi Rodriguez, the latter portrayed by John Leguizamo in the 1995 classic To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything!

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