Drag Queens set to face off in Dar­win

NT News - - NEWS - CHELSEA HEANEY

DAR­WIN’S drag queens are go­ing head to head this Fri­day night, for the chance to com­pete in the national Drag Na­tion com­pe­ti­tion. The win­ner of the Dar­win heat will be flown to the grand fi­nal in Tas­ma­nia next Fe­bru­ary to com­pete against the best in Aus­tralia.

This Fri­day night will be

Rose Porter­house’s first full per­for­mance. Ms Porter­house said that although she was very ex­cited for the show, she hoped that she will be go­ing on­stage fol­low­ing a yes vote for mar­riage equal­ity.

“My fin­gers are more crossed for that on Wed­nes­day, it would be great to per­form af­ter that,” she said. Ms Shani­qua, who has only just started get­ting into drag and was run­ner up for Ms First Na­tion in Septem­ber this year, said it had been a learn­ing curve for her. “But I like it, I re­ally en­joy do­ing drag,” she said. “There is a lot of hard work but us girls try to sup­port each other.” The night will be hosted by Vogue Me­gaQueen at the Dar­win Rail­way Club and all money raised will go to the win­ner’s ex­penses for at­tend­ing the grand fi­nal. Dar­win’s very own Donna DuTchme took out first place ear­lier this year and Vogue Meg-aQueen was named third in 2016.

Pic­ture: JUSTIN KENNEDY

Rose Porter­house, Ms Shani­qua and Vogue Me­gaQueen are get­ting ready for the DragNa­tion event on Fri­day night in Dar­win

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