The Other Pride Queens

BTL Staff
By | 2013-06-06T09:00:00-04:00 June 6th, 2013|Entertainment|


Host Sabin is heading to Motor City Pride, but these other drag performers are set to appear during the first-ever Miss Motor City Pride Pageant, too:

Yara Sofia
Even if you couldn’t understand whatever was coming out of her mouth on “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” Yara got her point across with her over-the-top eccentricites: She was in it to win it. She didn’t, of course (remember her dramatic elimination?), but she’s gone onto make a name for herself – a name that brings the Puerto Rican queen all the way to Motor City Pride at 4 p.m. June 8.

September Murphy

Hailing from Harbor Springs, drag veteran September Murphy – who’s been performing for a quarter century – serves up old-school glamour with a side of “did she just say that?” This queen is representing for the big girls and has never heard of Lane Bryant. With 77 titles under her rhinestone belt, Ms. Murphy is the undisputed heavy-weight champion of drag.

Izayah Cole

Keyshia might have the record deal but, in Detroit, it’s Izayah Cole that’s on everyone’s lips. This well-rounded performer serves up male lead sex appeal at its best. A trained dancer who can also belt out a tune, if the tips are right, Cole is known for filling up the stage with his presence and turning it rubble. He’s also got a smile that would warm the coldest Michigan winter.

Jaqueline Frost

Despite her chilly name, Jacqueline Frost is one warmhearted tramp. Detroit born and raised, she got her start camping it up for charity and has been entertaining her city ever since. Comedic and fierce, she promises to bring gasps when she takes the stage at Motor City Pride.

Crystal Harding

Known for her bubbly and charming personality, Crystal Harding is the life of any party. Don’t mistake her kind heart for weakness; she’s got a little something stashed under her wig for any chick who tries to be cute. A fierce entertainer, she never met a lip-sync she couldn’t destroy.

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