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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.

Week 1 of Dessie’s Drag Race Starts Off With a Bang

Week 1 of Dessies Drag Race Starts Off With a Bang

Dessie’s Drag Race Season 10 Premier Takes Houston By Storm And Delivers The Best Season Ever!

(Houston) – Dessie’s Drag Race Season 10 kicked off this Monday at Rich’s Houston and it just might be the best season yet. The first challenge for the contestants was to perform a cartoon number of their choice. From Wonder Woman to Beauty and the Beast, these girls and guy did not disappoint.

“I think we are off to a great start. I really enjoyed the extra touches that were added this season with the video screen and audience contest. Can’t wait to see what next week holds” -Dessie Love Blake

Each unique in their own right, they brought costumes and production for days. Our favorites from week 1 went to Roofie Dubois, Mistress Isabelle and Richard Long. The judges ultimately chose Roofie, Mistress and Nyx Laraye who landed at number 4 on our list. Roofie Dubois ended up winning the night and rightfully so. Her character was perfectly selected and the lip sync and song choices in her mix made her the clear winner. Our choices for bottom 3 were Tesse Laraye, Tisha Flowers and Carmen Getsum but the judges decided on Fancy Phresh, Vitamin B and also Tesse. Dessie decided to keep all of the girls in the end but was very clear about her expectations going into week 2.

“Roofie and Mistress definitely won the night and I am so excited to watch this season because they have such an eclectic group!” -Blackberri, Winner of Season 8

The hot topic of the night wasn’t necessarily the contestants but the change in venue this season. After moving it to a few different bars/clubs over the years, I think it is safe to say that Rich’s Houston is by far the greatest venue yet. From the sickening stage to the amazing lights and sound system, Rich’s has finally given the contestants a venue where they can showcase their talents to the highest level. Come out every Monday night to Rich’s Houston at 10 p.m. and catch all your favorite contestants as they compete to be the next winner of Dessie’s Drag Race!

 

 

Drag Legend Chad Michaels Set To Perform In Houston

World's Premier Cher Illusionist Chad Michals Perform Houston

World’s Premier Cher Illusionist Chad Michaels Set To Bring Amazing Show To Houston

Hitting The Stage At Rich’s Nightclub In Midtown On Friday


 

HOUSTON — JAN 21 — You do not become the world’s premiere Cher illusionist over night and you certainty do not win RuPaul’s All Stars Drag Race by being an amateur. These are two key elements Chad Michaels can explain to you. The drag-starlette arrives in Houston for a performance at Richs nightclub in Midtown to kickoff next weekend.

The rise to fame has been many years in the creation for Chad. One of the many milestone was the opportunity to team up with Drag Diva RuPaul on “RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 4.” The national spotlight allowed Chad to create his own identity in the main stream pop culture. It was not long after, he was named one of the ‘World’s Ten Best Drag Queens.”

Unlike many, Chad Michaels does not have a female stage name. He chose to use his real name many years ago. Chad being his first name and Michael is his middle name.  Chad is legendary in West Hollywood. Know as the producer of the award winning DreamGirls Revue  at Hamburger Mary’s in West Hollywood.

Standing over six feet tall in heels and known by many as Cher’s body double, Chad has over two decades in the business of drag and entertainement. With time and talent comes skill, and opportunity. Chad has worked with industry favorites such as Cyndi Lauper and Elton John.

Michaels’ reflection of Cher has lead to many national news outlets and tabloids accidentally using photos of him as Cher in numerous Cher TV biographies. Do you think you can tell Chad from Cher? Try to here.

Michaels has been featured on numerous television productions such as The Cher E! True Hollywood Story, The Cher A&E Biography, MAD TV and E! Talk Soup. When Michaels competed on Drag Race in 2011, she was praised by Mama Ru for elevating the competition forever, and was cast as Professor Chad Michaels in RuPaul’s Drag U.

Chad performs at Rich’s Nightclub on January 27, click here for event details.

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.