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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!

 

 

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.

RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 6 ‘Darienne Lake’ Comes To Houston

It is official. Darienne is coming to town.

She did not win RuPaul’s Drag Race but Miss Darienne Lake came fourth in the sixth season and had some unforgettable moments, including her winning performance in Drag Race Me to Hell and her animal kingdom elephant runway.

She will appear at South Beach the nightclub on Saturday, January 16 straight from Rochester, New York. A performer who describes herself as 12 tons of twisted steel and sex appeal, Darienne won the online vote to be able to compete to become America’s Next Drag Superstar.

With her infectious sense of humor and standout performances in the “Drag Race Me to Hell” and “Snatch Game” challenges, she’s showing the world why she deserved to be there!

Find out more information here.

Gay Texas Teen Gets Emotional Surprise From Davey Wavey

Gay Texas Teen Gets Emotional Surprise From Davey Wavey

Watch LGBT YouTube Star Davey Wavey’s Emotional Surprise For An LGBT Teen From El Paso, Texas.

(HOUSTON) The hottest thing on YouTube these days, Superstar Davey Wavey, made a special trip to Texas recently to meet a very special fan and surprise him with the most amazing gift.

Team Wavey and Drag Race gal-pal Alaska ThunderFuck teamed with Pure for Men to surprise ‘Angel’, a 6’4”, makeup-wearing, a nineteen-year-old gay boy from El Paso, Texas.

Angel, a superfan of both Wavey, and Thunderfuck; traveled to Houston to be surprised on stage in front of thousands at Houston’s Pride Festival.

“As you can imagine, his life hasn’t been easy. So we decided to surprise him with his own float in the Houston Pride Parade,” Wavey said via his Facebook page.

Working with Houston Pride and in conjunction with Pure for Men, Wavey and Thunderfuck were able to pull off the biggest surprises ‘Angel’ had ever been dealt, an opportunity to be himself in front of nearly 750,000 people as he rode in the parade aboard his own float.

“I often get emails from queer people in smaller cities and towns who don’t have a lot of community,” Wavey told HuffPost in an email. “They can feel alone, isolated and like they don’t fit in ― that’s especially true if you’re 6′4″, from Texas and walk around with a full face of makeup.”