Bring on the camp

This year’s WorldPride fes­ti­val prom­ises to be the big­gest yet, so to cel­e­brate we headed to T.O.’s top drag bars, Woody’s and Crews & Tan­gos. Which queen rules the roost? You choose!

Richmond Hill Post - - Too Close To Call -

Miss Con­cep­tion; 1989

Name; year bar es­tab­lished:

Xtacy Love; bar re­opened in 2010

Drag is a mis­con­cep­tion.

In­spi­ra­tion for your

drag name?

My drag name was in­spired by the state of “true bliss.” My ini­tials are also a size. Dream big, be big and love big. I’ve been do­ing it for 14 years. My friend Ben dared me to do it, and I

thought, ‘ What the hell!’

How long have you been per­form­ing and how did you

get your start?

Two and a half years. I started in a pan­tomime where men play women, but the au­di­ence thought I was a woman play­ing a man play­ing a woman. Drag seemed to be the next log­i­cal step.

Funny you ask ’cause I just counted — I have 176 wigs.

How many wigs are in

your closet?

As a dancer, I can only count to eight, but I have at least five counts of eight!

Four­teen crowns!

How many crowns does this

queen have?

I am the cur­rent reign­ing Miss Crews & Tan­gos 2014 and the Drag Race 2013 win­ner.

I’ve been per­form­ing a live singing show in Mex­ico for three years now and have been tour­ing North Amer­ica.

Tell us more about your per­for­mances.

I’m known for high-en­ergy dancing and sto­ry­telling. I did a very per­sonal piece about do­mes­tic abuse and still get mes­sages from people about how it touched them. I’m per­form­ing with Court­ney Act,

from RuPaul’s Drag Race, and Christo­pher Peter­son on June 25, in a

live cabaret show, and much more.

What will you be do­ing

dur­ing Pride?

You can catch me per­form­ing at Crews & Tan­gos all weekend long — or look for me on the float in the pa­rade!

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