Tandi Iman Dupree was 2001’s Miss Gay Black America. She was a fierce American drag queen, and pageant girl and according to the poster of the video,
“Dupree began her dance career in high school when she was co-captain of her majorette squad until graduation. She began competing at N-Cognito nightclub in Memphis, Tennessee, where she created original routines with other dancers in the area. Despite then becoming well known for her drag performances, Dupree was always a pageant girl; traveling from drag club to drag club all over: Texas, Florida, Washington D.C., and Atlanta, Georgia, to promote herself as an artist and as her dream of becoming Miss Gay Black America; Dupree died from complications from AIDS before she achieved her goal.”
Dupree’s entrance for Holding Out for a Hero is drag herstory and the death-drop to make your jaw drop. Watch.