Vancouver’s Drag Superstars Compete for the 2017 Crown on Feb. 16

By Kendell Yan

It’s coming down to the under-wire and kitty gurrrrrl, Vancouver’s Next Drag Superstar just stepped the competition up!  Everything started on January 19th and with the semi-finals this Thursday, February 9th we’re down to the final eight, henny on the way to the grand finale on Thursday February 16th.

Last week after the elimination of Anna May, it was announced that not only will the winner of Vancouver’s Next Drag Superstar be attending the finale of RuPaul’s Drag race in LA, but will also be offered a chance to compete in Canada’s Next Drag Superstar (which offers cash prizes, gowns, wigs, gigs, and their very own float in Montreal pride)! The race for the crown just got very serious.

The remaining eight queens are Kendall Gender, Eva Scarlett, Jo Durée, Ilona Verley, Beth Amphetamine, Cleopatra Compton, Molly Poppinz, and Marianne Toilette. Last week the queens were asked to perform a musical number in groups, and a Disney-affiliated song for their solo performances. Kendall Gender gave us the circle of life in her avante garde Rafiki number, coming out on top alongside Ilona and Jo.

For the semi-final challenge, they will be presenting their very own drag daughters in fashion designs created by themselves. Come on down to see the future of Vancouver’s drag lineages and to help decide who makes it to the grand finale on February 16th.

If you can’t make it to the quarter finals, tickets are on sale for the finale with extra special guest judge/performer, and former Rupaul’s Drag Race contestant, Thorgy Thor!

May the best woman win!

What: Vancouver’s Next Drag Superstar 2017
Where: Celebrities Night Club
When: Semi-finals on Thursday February 9th. Grand finale on Thursday February 16th with guest judge and performer Thorgy Thor! Doors @8:00pm, show 8:30.
Why: Showcasing some of the strongest drag talents across greater Vancouver, VNDS 2017 is a must-see for anyone who lives to see the crowning of a Queen. Bonus performance by Ru-girl Thorgy Thor!

Kendell Yan is a queer, second-generation POC who navigates the hyphen of mixed ethnicity LGBTQ2+ living in Vancouver. Kendell has a penchant for drag Queens and Kings that borders on obsession, and he favours events that encourage free expression, inclusivity, and love in all flavours.

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