The ten fresh Dutch queens of Drag Race Holland come to YASS Magazine, for your eyes only.
Drag Race Holland, which is set to premier exclusively on WOW Presents Plus in the UK, has revealed the ten fabulous and fierce drag artistes who will compete to become the international spin-off’s first crowned queen. Showcasing their charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent, the queens reveal their stunning royal lewks in first-look portraits and brand-new trailer. Get ready tulip-sync for your life.
Episode one premieres on Friday 18th September exclusively in the UK on the WOW Presents Plus subscription streaming service. Watch as the new line-up sashay down the runway each week in hopes that host Fred van Leer will crown them as the Netherlands’ first Drag Race superstar.
In addition to the coveted title, the winner of Drag Race Holland will receive a cover shoot in the Dutch magazine Cosmopolitan Nederland and a specially made haute couture dress by the Dutch designer Claes Iversen.
The Dutch queens competing to make their mark on the historic first season of Drag Race Holland are: Miss Abby OMG, Roem, Chelseaboy, Janey Jacké, Ma’MaQueen, Madame Madness, Envy Peru, Sederginne, Patty Pam-Pam and Megan Schoonbrood. Meet the queens on the official trailer here and read their network-provided biographical information below.
Get ready to experience new personalities, witness more drama and, most of all, watch and learn how these queens create and captivate with their style of drag. From the iconic challenges to ‘werk’ room chats and lip sync battles, Drag Race Holland serves up everything you love about RuPaul’s Drag Race, whilst showcasing new forms of the art, more personal stories and an insight into Dutch LBGTQ+ and drag culture.
The Drag Race Holland line-up:
MISS ABBY OMG (25), BREDA (@missabbyomg)
Henrique grew up in Brazil before coming to the Netherlands. In the Netherlands he got involved with the Dutch drag community and this is how the flamboyant Miss Abby OMG was born: a real creative outlet and she is a star in the making. Abby OMG is known for her energetic and sexy performances, glamorous and with a touch of “ghetto”. A sweetheart, but also a strong woman who will not be fooled. She performs next to America’s best-known drag stars and is a much booked entertainer in the Nedtherlands and abroad. Besides being a solo performer, she is also part of the well-known Amsterdam drag house Mermaids Mansion. She will leave you saying ‘OMG!’
ROEM (21), TILBURG (@roemservice)
As a drag queen, Roem is unique in this group of queens. Roem has no affinity with live performing in clubs or other stages. Everything she does, is online. On Roem’s own YouTube channel, many people are encouraged to always be yourself. She believes that drag is so much more than just performing. The bingos, the lip sync, all fun… But not for her. Roem grew up in the epicenter of the Dutch Bible Belt, Urk, and knows better than anyone what it is like to grow up in an environment where it is not always easy.
CHELSEABOY (26), AMSTERDAM (@xochelseaboy)
Brian, born in Helmond, uses his drag to explore topics such as gender and identity together with his audience. As ChelseaBoy, Brian takes audiences to higher spheres through live performances full of futuristic influences, combined with nostalgic music from the 80s. Unlike many queens, ChelseaBoy uses unconventional materials in her costumes and wears wigs in addition to also bald caps, prostheses and homemade head sculptures. ChelseaBoy is a chameleon par excellence, or in his own words a “gender hybrid transformer”.
JANEY JACKÉ (28), AMSTERDAM (@janeyjacke)
For 10 years Justin has performed in drag as Janey Jacké, the ultimate fantasy of a Pop Princess. Justin grew up in Volendam: the breeding ground for Dutch talent. Janey Jacké is sweet with a small bite and a whole dose of spice. She is a stage animal and known internationally for her unique shows. She has performed in the US and Greece and has been seen on Dutch television before. She is renowned for her looks, dance talent and unstoppable energy. There really is no one like JJ.
MA’MAQUEEN (30), ROTTERDAM (@iammamaqueen)
Dennis or Ma’MaQueen has always had a strong fascination with how gender construction develops socially. Ma’MaQueen is the mother of “The House of Holographic Hoes”, a drag house in Rotterdam. Ma’MaQueen identifies as non-binary, not necessarily male or female. Ma’MaQueen is a true “conceptual look queen”. Unique are the designs of Ma’MaQueen. They are not only used hor her own creations, but also for others in the scene. Inclusivity is of paramount importance; Ma’MaQueen takes care of anyone who needs it.
MADAME MADNESS (24), AMSTERDAM (@madame.madness)
As Madame Madness, Rowan is The Bearded queen of Amsterdam and the first bearded queen in Drag Race worldwide! With the beard, Madness tries to break through the boxes of masculinity and femininity. She want to spread the message, that being different is allowed. Madame Madness has a strict appearance, but is actually very sweet, wise and open-minded.
ENVY PERU (31), AMSTERDAM (@missenvyperu)
The Peruvian Boris came to the Netherlands with his mother at the age of four. As Envy Peru, Boris is the most followed drag queen on social media in the Benelux, a formidable competitor in this competition. Envy founded drag house Mermaids Mansion with her two “sisters”. One of these sisters is Miss Abby OMG, also a contestant this season.
SEDERGINNE (26), ANTWERPEN (@sederginne_official)
Sederginne is the only Flemish queen in the competition and she is a real comedy queen. The special and unique thing about Sederginne is that she is an elderly lady, while Serge is still in the prime of his life. Most queens always want to stay young and look as young as possible, but Sederginne doesn’t care about that. Sederginne is notorious and famous in Belgium where she has been showing her skills for 9 years in solo shows, club nights and in the theater. She has now also mastered the Amsterdam scene and is ready to conquer the hearts of the Netherlands. Sederginne is an internationally booked talent, including his own show on Mykonos. Sederginne’s main message: “Drag is fun!”.
PATTY PAM-PAM (34), AMSTERDAM (@pattypampam)
Patty Pam-Pam, or Pieter, grew up in the south of the Netherlands and is therefore also called “Queen of the South”. Patty is creative and sweet. She sings, lip syncs and dances, if necessary even with a whole show ballet. She has a real surprising appearance, always in home-made “couture”, from head to toe. From camp to fashion, she effortlessly dresses herself and countless other DragQueens at home and abroad. Drag is art, and it should be seen!
MEGAN SCHOONBROOD (32), ROTTERDAM (@megan_schoonbrood)
Michael is better known as the popular and extravagant queen Megan Schoonbrood from Rotterdam and has been in the business for more than half of his life. Over the years Megan Schoonbrood is emerged as a true show diva. She is sympathetic, articulate clever, extravagant, beautiful, classic and a little bit trashy. She has 23 no1 pageant titles and received the Dusty Tiara for her many years of commitment to the LGBTI community. Driven by competitiveness and she is not afraid to take on a challenge.
Drag Race Holland is produced by Netherlands based production company Vincent TV Production for RTL’s Videoland and is Executive Produced by World of Wonder as the format owners.
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