Drag Queens set to face off in Darwin
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.
Rose Porterhouse, Ms Shaniqua and Vogue MegaQueen are getting ready for the DragNation event on Friday night in Darwin