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The Best Drag Queens On TV Are Puerto Rican / by Maria Hinojosa | February 14, 2014

The Best Drag Queens On TV Are Puerto Rican

The Puerto Rican drag queens of RuPaul’s Drag Race are where it’s at. They are funny, fierce and their talent pops right through the screen.

Now entering its sixth season, RuPaul’s Drag Race is a competition show in the style of Project Runway and America’s Next Top Model.

If you think drag is just men dressing up like women, you don’t know the dedication that goes into telling a story through drag.

Latino USA producer Daisy Rosario is a big fan of the show. Since the show began she has been pleasantly surprised by the way the show has consistently featured drag queens from Puerto Rico, where her family is from. This week, she sets out to find out what makes the queens from La Isla del Encanta so special


MichelleVisageMichelle Visage is is currently a judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race on the LOGO Network. Before this, she was a singer with Seduction, a platinum selling all-girl group on A&M records. For over 15 years, she has had a successful morning radio career all over the country, starting at NYC’s WKTU where she co-hosted with RuPaul. She also spent two years covering events for VH1.

AlexisMateo Alexis Mateo is the drag name of Alexis Mateo Pacheco. Mateo was born in Florida, Puerto Rico. She appeared on the third season of RuPaul’s Drag Race. She currently resides is Tampa and performs regularly.

AprilCarrionApril Carrion is the drag name of Jason Carrion. Carrion began performing drag five years ago and became an award-winning queen. She will be representing Puerto Rico on the sixth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race.  She currently lives in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico.






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