18-year-old drag queen Ashley Tonga threw on her fake Louboutins (we’re not fooled) and rolled her way down the river onto New Zealand’s version of The X-Factor — called, who knew, The X-Factor — where she wrapped the judges up in her top knot and refused to let them go.
No tea, no shade, her performance of “Proud Mary” was a bit sloppy — sort of like drunken karaoke — but homegurl had the conviction and sold it. Unsurprisingly the panel of judges bought it all up without even asking for a receipt. And an internet star is born. Werq, mama!