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DRAG PROFILE OF THE WEEK Rachel Dennis/Her?
2019-03-13

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NAME "My stage name is Her?. You have to say it like you're confused and maybe add a stink eye. It is an Arrested Development reference. I wanted a good name that people would remember like Cher [laughs]."

FIRST DRAG PERFORMANCE "I started doing drag after I told Yvie Oddly that I felt like a drag queen stuck in a woman's body. I had never seen or heard of AFAB [assigned female at birth]drag queens at the time. Yvie invited me to come hangout at her place with her sisters and get painted a week later. That night was the best night that I had had in a long time. Two months later, I performed on stage to 'Heads Will Roll' by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, like a spooky dragula baby. My makeup was terrible but my performance was actually pretty good."

DRAG INSPIRATION "My drag inspiration, as cheesy as this sounds, is Yvie Oddly. She is such a trash baby dumpster mom with amazing stage presence and wildly attractive personality. She works her ass off and is always creating something with her own hands. And she kept pushing and now is going to be the star of Drag Race Season 11. WHAT!? As you can tell I love my Drag Mom, she's hot."

GO-TO NUMBER TO SLAY THE CROWD "It used to be this Gaga mega mix, but lately it's been any song by The Killers."

FUN FACT "I played roller derby for three years, starting in Lancaster, Penn. and ending in Denver. I decided to leave after I started drag because both hobbies are expensive and I also had seen too many people break their ankle on the rink. I like to incorporate roller skating into my drag, but I'm pretty particular about where/when I do it!"

WHERE CAN WE CATCH YOU "I host a show called Hype!Her? with Fay Ludes every 4th Friday at Mary's Attic. I started this show in Denver so that I could book other up-and-coming trans, non-binary, and afab queens. ... I am happy to say that Denver is completely open to all kinds of drag artists now!"

SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook: /rachel.a.dennis.3, IG:@her_the_queen


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