Crystal Beth is this week’s Dragaholic Drag Queen of the Week! Find out why this young queen had her pageant title taken away and considers herself to be the Alyssa Edwards of Oklahoma.
Hello world my name is Crystal Beth, I’m 18 years old, and I am currently Miss OYP in Tulsa Oklahoma.
I started drag at the Wreckroom in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma the second time I went there because it was the only underage gay/drag club in my city. Seeing all the queens and kings performing on stage with freedom and so much expression was an eye opener for me!
With my 4 years of ballet, jazz, hip-hop, and tap, I used those abilities to compete in the Miss Wreckroom pageant shortly after. Although I lost that year, I competed again next year and won the title! A few month after my victory I started to have some complications with the host of the show. She wanted to strip my power down to nothing, but I fought for the rights that were given to me with my crown. After about 5 months of back and forth, my title was taken from me. I was heart broken, and damaged, but everything happens for a reason.
I took a break from drag to focus on myself for awhile. When I came back, I captured the title of Miss OYP ( Open Arms Youth Project) in Tulsa Oklahoma. OYP is a youth center for the LGBTQ community and allies.
My journey is far from over and I have to thank my drag mother Jexa VanDeKamp. Without her, my life would be completely different. I see myself as the Alyssa Edwards of Oklahoma, and I plan to make more memorable moments in and out of drag!
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