In Singapore, drag is a relatively unknown phenomena. But, it does exist. In fact, there is quite a thriving underground scene and there are many Singapore-based drag queens that people just don’t know about. Here, after having thoroughly explored instagram and other online sources, I will be doing a countdown of the top five drag queens in Singapore.
5. Arya Dunn
Arya Dunn is just 22 years old and has already had a successful Singapore-based drag career. “She is an outlet of my artistic expression & a culmination of my artistic juices.” says Dunn while explaining why she does drag, “Arya allows me to do more.” Arya finds herself in drag and finds drag as an escape from his current and normal life. It is a way for him to do more than be a 22-year old in a black t-shirt and khaki trousers.
4. Salome Blaque
Salome Blaque is perhaps Singapore’s most famous drag queen. She is known for being a pinnacle of fashion and being a performance queen at the same time. For pride month, she did a collab with designer Samuel Xun to ‘come together for a moment in local fashion.’ All in all, Salome is a big star within her community.
‘Drag to me is playful liberation. It gives me a sense of satisfaction similar to when one gets a taste of chocolate.’
-Salome Blaque explaining why she is attracted to the art form of drag.
3. Eva Le Queen
Eva Le Queen is spectacular. When she comes out in a sparkled dress, the crowd goes wild. What will shock you is that in this picture she isn’t singing! Amazing, right? Eva puts her all into her performances and gives you a night to remember. She is dripping in jewels and ready to shine.
2. Vyla Virus
Vyla Virus gets the number two spot because of her insane work ethic. She makes money by doing drag shows night after night. She is a fan favourite, well deserving of a spot so high on this list. Her shows have the most welcoming environments. She is extremely versatile and unique and she sure can put on a show.
1. Vanda Miss Joaquim
Making it to the top of this list, is the one and only Vanda Miss Joaquim. Most famously known for placing 5th on the 2nd series of Drag Race Thailand. She is an international superstar and will always be remembered as a Singapore drag icon.
In conclusion, the Singapore drag scene is one of the best; even though it is not globally recognised. If you ever want to catch a drag show, these are five performers to look out for.