RuPaul’s DragCon 2016 is fast-approaching! May 7th and 8th! DO YOU HAVE YOUR TICKETS YET?
Every day between now and then, we’re going to be highlighting a wowlebrity that will be in attendance! Today, we celebrate the beauty that IS Darienne Lake.
Campy, fun, glamorous, and chic, Miss Darienne Lake’s road to drag stardom began on August 3rd 1990, when a young boy met some fabulous drag queens and they shaved him down and put him in heels.
“You look like Tracy Turnblad/Ricki Lake! That should be your drag name,” the queens said.
“No. I’d rather be something unique,” said the young boy.
“OK then, be Darien Lake. Ricki Lake’s love child with the amusement park outside Buffalo, NY,” replied the queens.
“Well, I am two tons of fun,” the young boy giggled. “But I shall spell it Miss Darienne Lake, so I don’t get a cease and desist order from the amusement park.”
That, boys, girls, and everything in between, is how Miss Darienne Lake was born.
Come take a dip in the cool, refreshing waters of Darienne Lake at RuPaul’s DragCon.
And check out her fabulous “Cooking with Drag Queens” episode:
All of her runway looks on RDR:
And this vintage appearance on Ricki Lake: