World Of Wonder presents the 11 queens competing for the first-ever Drag Race Germany crown. The show premieres on September 5th.
World of Wonder has announced the cast of queens who will participate in the first season of DRAG RACE GERMANY. The highly anticipated competition will premiere on 5th September on WOW Presents Plus in the UK and globally (excluding Germany, Austria and Switzerland where it will air on Paramount+).
DRAG RACE GERMANY is the first German version of the multi Emmy® Award-winning television show and cultural sensation RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE. In this show, drag queens from all over Germany, Austria and Switzerland will compete in challenges involving acting, fashion, comedy and more in hopes of becoming the next drag superstar and winning the grand cash prize.
The cast strutting their stuff down the runway in hopes of winning the crown are:
Introducing Barbie Q, a master’s student and an aspiring drag queen residing in Munich. Born out of the challenges posed by the pandemic in 2021, she ventured into the world of makeup and styling, crafting a diverse and feminine drag style. Hailing from Bolivia, Barbie Q is not only an entertainer but also an advocate, aiming to empower queer youth back home while bridging cultural divides through her expressive artistry.
Kelly Heelton is a dynamic drag queen and devoted educator residing in Bad Schwalbach. With a worldwide performance history including Spain, Italy, Poland, China, and Russia, Kelly serves as an inspiration for emerging drag artists. Embodying a blend of vibrant style, cultural awareness, and humour, Kelly’s drag journey not only fuels her artistic expression but also empowers her to teach and nurture the next generation of performers at a dance, singing, and drama school.
In the heart of Frankfurt, LéLé Cocoon balances her role as a saleswoman in fashion with her vibrant identity as a Drag Queen. While reserved in her private life, her drag persona radiates humour and creativity. Defying norms, LéLé embraces her “manly monarch” style, challenging gender expectations and using drag as a tool of rebellion. As she takes the stage on Drag Race Germany, her goal is to break stereotypes, highlighting the multifaceted talents and inspiring journeys that make up the world of drag.
Loreley Rivers, a Bremerhaven native, is both a theatre dramaturge and an enchanting drag queen. Her name pays homage to the legendary Loreley, inspiring her captivating illusion that tells visual stories. Beyond the stage, Loreley’s journey from competition to self-made success showcases her dedication to empowerment through drag, proving that in this world, unconventional can shine as brightly as any star.
Metamorkid’s drag history began at 15 when RuPaul’s Drag Race sparked her makeup experimentation and imaginary drag performances. In just five years, she emerged as a prominent Drag Queen and Event Organizer in Vienna. Embracing her drag persona helped Metamorkid find strength, resilience, and self-love, leading her to understand that her core identity remains unwavering, regardless of appearance. Her journey, symbolized by the name Metamorkid, intertwines transformation, orchid-inspired elegance, and a nod to Club Kid Culture.
Berlin-based Nikita Vegaz is a dynamic force in the drag scene, combining her skills as a wig stylist and drag queen. With over 11 years of experience, she’s known for her summer show “Nikitas Beach” and embraces a classic American drag queen style. Nikita’s journey is one of resilience, overcoming challenges and insecurities, and using drag as her salvation. Determined to win Drag Race, she seeks to unveil her true self and prove that drag is more than just appearance – it’s a powerful expression of the soul.
THE ONLY NAOMY
In the vibrant city of Cologne, The Only Naomy thrives as a Makeup Artist for Mac and a passionate Drag Queen. Her journey, sparked by RuPaul’s Drag Race at 16, led her to establish a unique identity in the local scene through unwavering determination. Beyond the glitz and glamour, Naomy’s drag persona is a testament to resilience, advocating for self-love, embracing complexity, and celebrating the LGBTQIA+ community’s rich legacy.
Meet AFAB Queen Pandora, based in Vienna, who’s changing the game with her unique and eco-friendly approach to drag. A talented dancer and contortionist, her performances are a mesmerizing blend of skills. From a traditional upbringing to becoming a self-employed drag artist, Pandora’s journey showcases her determination. With her eyes on winning Drag Race Germany, she’s on a mission to inspire everyone to embrace their true selves and chase their dreams.
Tessa Testicle, a Basel-based drag queen and fashion design graduate, brings a unique flair to the stage. From her hospital-worthy drag name origin to her legendary lip-sync performances, Tessa’s journey is as extraordinary as her art. Mixing glamour with surprises, she fearlessly explores the boundaries of gender identity, reflecting her personal growth through contrast and becoming a beacon of acceptance and empowerment.
Meet Victoria Shakespears, a vibrant drag queen and makeup artist from Basel, Switzerland. With a life shaped by music, pop culture, and personal struggle, Victoria’s journey is one of empowerment and resilience. Her participation in Drag Race Germany is not just about the spotlight, but a chance to share her story and inspire others to overcome challenges with pride and creativity.
Meet Yvonne Nightstand, a Berlin-based triple threat – a versatile Costume Designer, Stylist, and Drag Queen. With eight years of experience in the drag scene, Yvonne is celebrated for her quick wit and approachable charm as a comedy queen. Blending beauty, fashion, and camp, she’s not just an entertainer but a DJane who keeps the crowd moving, all while radiating humour and a strong sense of self.
Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, Tom Campbell and RuPaul Charles executive produce for World of Wonder.
WOW PRESENTS PLUS
WOW Presents Plus is the owned streaming platform of a pioneering international entertainment company and creator of Emmy-award-winning feature and television programming, World of Wonder, which brings the underground to the mainstream.
New episodes of DRAG RACE GERMANY will live on WOW Presents Plus in the UK alongside Seasons 1-11,14 and 15 of the original RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE series and a premium roster of Drag Race and World of Wonder content – including the latest seasons of RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE ALL STARS, seasons 1 and 2 of drag queen singing competition QUEEN OF THE UNIVERSE, all the international versions of Drag Race including the recently launched DRAG RACE MEXICO, an array of World of Wonder Originals including UNHHHH with Trixie Mattel and Katya Zamolodchikova and a back catalogue of World of Wonder’s award-winning documentaries including THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE, which served as the basis for the 2021 Oscar-winning biographical film of the same name.
DRAG RACE GERMANY will premiere in the UK on 5 September 2023 exclusively on the streamer of all things drag, WOW Presents Plus.
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