Back in Drag

Back in Drag

Last week on April 4, The Alliance held its annual drag show. Although there were only three contestants in the competition this year, each had a lot to offer during their performance on stage. Here’s your chance to learn a bit more about them. 

 

 DSU Drag Show Contestants

Liz Klett as Tiberius Rex

Winner: King and Best Choreography

Q: Why did you choose to perform? 

A: “I got into it after watching RuPaul and I was also inspired by a Drag King that I know in Miami who performs and I thought, ‘I want to do that’.”

Q: How was performing?

A: “I was nervous before and during the performance. I had done acting before so I just tried getting into character but my mouth was still dry, and I was super nervous.” 

Q: How did you come up with your stage name?

A: “I had thought about it, but I was hoping it would just come to me. When I was on my way from Christmas break, which was a 10-hour drive, the name came to me about 3 hours away from campus. I swear I almost had an aneurysm once I figured it out.” 

 

 

Zach De Peitro as Shenita Dee

Winner: Miss Congeniality and Most Heartfelt

Q: Why did you choose to perform? 

A: I went to Pride in Minneapolis and saw the Drag Shows and I thought I might give it a try. 

Q: How was performing? 

A: “I was nervous beforehand, like a couple hours leading up to it, but once I started putting on makeup and getting ready I was like, ‘I can do this’. Then, I got up on stage and saw how many people were there but I still knew I could do it. 

Q: How did you come up with your stage name?

A: “I used a random name generator and just chose the one that reflected me the most.” 

 

 

Andrew Field as GG 

Winner: Queen Fierce and Best Makeup

Q: Why did you choose to perform? 

A: “I had gotten into makeup a while ago and this was a production where I could put my skills to use. I had never had the resources to do that before and the Alliance gave me the wig, the stage, and the opportunity to show my skills so I couldn’t pass the opportunity up.” 

Q: How was performing? 

A: “It was really nerve-wracking before when I saw how many people were there. Right before was probably the worst because my hands were shaking and I had to remember how to breathe; but once I got up there and my song started, there wasn’t a worry in the world and I just went up there to rock it.” 

Q: Did you expect this big of a crowd? 

A: “They had told us that there never was this big of a crowd, but I had told my friends and they had told me that they were bringing their friend groups. There were people from my first semester classes who were coming too. When I talked to someone in charge, they said they had counted roughly 80 people.” 

Q: How did you come up with your stage name?

A: “I was just trying to think of what would be a good stage name, and originally I was thinking GG Gorgeous but I thought that might sound too cocky. I ended up with just GG because it was straight to the point and ‘Yes’.” 

 

 

 

 

Tori Martin

Tori Martin is an English for New Media major from St. Louis, MO who enjoys photography, writing, and judging people

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