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Dessie’s Drag Race Crowns Season 9 Winner!

Regina Thorne DuBois Dessie Drag Race Winner

10 Grueling Weeks Filled With Spectacular Performances, Costumes, And Drag Queens Has Crowned A New Houston Diva!

(HOUSTON) – Season 9 is a wrap for Dessie’s Drag Race, a ten-week competition for drag performers at Michael’s Outpost created by Miss Gay Texas, Dessie Love Blake.  Landing the Season 9 ‘Crown’ is Houston’s Regina Thorne-Dubois.

Winner Regina Thorne-Dubois admits she has only three short years in the Houston drag scene, but has used inspiration from idols Dessie Love Blake, Chloe Knox , friends and family to take her to the top. Regina mixed her background in theatre and her true love for the stage. That combination was unstoppable, and she knew Season 9 was hers for the taking.

“Dropping out was never an option for me once I made the decision to do drag race,” Regina explained in an interview with About News. She recalls thinking it was a ‘horrible joke,’ after she was announced winner.

Over the history of D.D.R. the audience has seen many members of the Dubois family come up one step shy. Not this season, as two members of Dubois family dynasty landed in the finals.

 “Regina was a front runner from the beginning,” show founder Dessie Love Blake expressed. “She proved week after week she had the goods to go to the end.” As the winner, Regina will become the host at Michael’s Outpost on Monday nights with her new show, A Broads Way: A Broadway Musical Revue.

Feature: Chloe Knox Has Her Eye On The Big Stage!

Chloe Knox About Magazine

3:30 am on a Friday morning and Chloe and I are standing on the corner of Montrose and Westheimer. It’s cold, windy and the smell of the new Burger Joint is making my stomach growl.cover020516-copy-669x1024 Feature: Chloe Knox Has Her Eye On The Big Stage!

Between car horns blaring and people walking up to get a photo of Chloe, About Magazine’s photoshoot could have been confused as a game of hop scotch with drivers leaving the clubs.

Chloe is 6’5”  and his presence demands your attention. At only 21 years old, the conversation is more like a seasoned performer, with insight, and knowledge of his craft. Not only is he a master of his talent but he loves what he does, and his generation of followers cannot get enough of him.

Chloe’s first drag show was three years ago at Meteor nightclub for their weekly “So You Think You Can Drag” contest. He was instantly in love. Since that first drag show a lot has happened for Chloe. “Now I’m Miss Meteor” he said with a smile, as our photographer directed him to a Metro bus stop for a better pose.

“In my spare time, I’m a freelance sketch & makeup artist.” The Houston community voted him the 2015 FACE Awards Break Out Drag Performer of the Year.

“My parents are so supporting”

“My parents are so supporting” Chloe says. Originally from Toronto, Canada and now in Houston, Chloe graduated from James E. Taylor High School in Katy, Texas but if his ambitions come true, Chloe has no plans of staying there.

This big talent has eyes on the big stage. The stage of Drag Race. “Or pursue an acting career or both, I want it all.” Chloe says.

Lady Bunny Turns Donald Trump’s Racism And Misogyny Into New Holiday Classic

All we want for Christmas is for Donald Trump to not be elected president in 2016 and Lady Bunny agrees. The drag superstar blends politics with her unique style of caustic comedy into a musical tirade against the “shrieking Buffalo wing that fell into a urinal,” which is how comedian Chris Hardwick describes him. It’s all set to the tune of the seasonal classic “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch.”

 

Britain’s first Drag King bar opens

Making Herstory At Austin Pride With Jackie Huba- About Magazine

Sue Northover and wife Frankie Du Mongh have unveiled the UK’s first karaoke bar aimed at male impersonators.

The pair say the the venue – Kings Bar, in Blackpool – has proven extremely popular since its opening.

Sue – who works as compere at the bar whilst dressed as her male alter-ego Rogue – said: “We’re having an absolute blast.”

And although the bar’s website highlights that the bar is “owned by women for women” including transgender customers, everybody is more than welcome.

“Absolutely everybody is welcome, and we do get all kinds in here, but we provide free moustaches for women that want to get in on the act,” she told the Daily Star.

The pair – who also offer a Drag King Workshop – said the the reason they opened the bar is because they want “drag kings to be as respected as drag queens.

“There shouldn’t be any difference between me performing a Queen classic and a drag queen singing a Whitney Houston song.”

Frankie also pointed out that drag is not always linked to homosexuality, stating: “People assume drag kings must be lesbians, but it’s not necessarily about sexuality, it’s about expressing yourself and embodying a different character.”

(PHOTOS: KINGS BAR/FACEBOOK)