(HOUSTON) People might associate Texas with yellow roses or bluebonnets, but this year an unmistakably different flower is taking over the state. Houston-based drag entertainer Violet S’Arbleu, née Jacob Chaput, will shower the Lone Star State with a purple reign as the newly crowned Miss Gay Texas America.
“The Miss Gay Texas America legacy is 43 years of stellar, inspirational entertainers,” he says, “and honestly I’m just so humbled and thrilled to have the honor to join those ranks and represent the system this year.”
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.”
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’sHouston at 10 p.m. and catch all your favorite contestants as they compete to be the next winner of Dessie’s Drag Race!
Houston’s Drag Community Gears Up For Season 10 Of Dessie’s Drag Race With New Faces, New Location, And Great Vodka!
(Houston) – A new season of the popular local Dessie’s Drag Race begins on Monday May 8th at a brand new location in Midtown. Starting at 10:30 p.m. this will be first year that Rich’s Nightclub has played host to the event. DDR is now in it’s 10th season and promises to be the biggest and best!
Contestants compete each week for ten weeks for a chance to progress to the final round. The winner grabs a luxurious grand prize of $1000 in cash. The goodie bag also includes a guaranteed booking twice a month at Richs for the winner. If that was not sweet enough, the title winner of DDR is extended the privilege of ‘judging’ the new contestants on the 11th season of DDR.
As the 10th season kicks into a new venue, with new contestants, Grey Goose Vodka has teamed up with the event as the official sponsor.
This will more than likely be the most exciting season yet with more twists and turns that have made this show so exciting.
The cast of season 10 includes the following:
Emerald City (Chance Campbell)
Carmen (Stevie Lang)
Nicole Ah Dior
Luna of Lillies
Join me at Rich’s Nightclub every Monday night to find out my thoughts on each contestant and the eliminations through out the contest. Do not forget to check out our coverage of season 10 right here.
DDR is every Monday for this 10 week contest at 10:30 p.m. starting May 8th, at Richs Nightclub. The event is 18+.