Transformation Tuesday just got a whole lot QTer…New queers featured every week! Tag us, take a pic of us and follow us on Instagram at QWERRRKOUT, and you too could be the next QT! YOU BETTA QWERRRK! (Mx Qwerrrk pic by celebrity photog Santiago Felipe, illustration by Piepke)
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
“Tjena tjejen! (‘Hey gurl!’ in Swedish) No, it’s not your local Raven impersonator, it’s just me…Sweden’s tallest glass of fluid..Admira Thunderpussy!
My drag career actually started as a finishing project in my senior year in high school. I had started to become familiar with drag performers such as Jackie Beat and Varla Jean Merman and I figured…why not give drag show a try? I decided to spend all my money and all my time putting together a 75 minute show with dancers, background video visuals, costumes and anything else you could imagine that’s gay enough. Looking back, I’m still amazed at how I managed to both study and put the show together with barely any money or experience. Given that I was an 18-year-old twink, putting on a drag show in school, the show got a major response…and because of that, I started to get booked for drag gigs within a week after the premiere.
Today, five years later, I’ve recently received the award Drag of the Year at Sweden’s QX GayGala…which basically means that I’m one of the most working queens in Sweden. I never planned to make some sort of career out of a project in school, I’ve just gone with the flow and thankfully taken the opportunities that have come my way. I’m excited about my future as a drag queen. I want to have as much fun as possible, go through every door and look fabulous doing it!”