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PHOTOS: RuPaul’s DragCon Day 1–Elizabeth Warren sends her love

RuPaul’s DragCon NYC 2019 took over Manhattan’s Javitz Center for three days of fabulous.

All the kitty girls and their squirrel friends were there: Michelle Visage, Diane Von Furstenberg, Whoopi Goldberg, Trixie Mattel, Aquaria, Gia Gunn…and the list goes on.

Senator and Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren sent in a video address, and Ru himself announced the upcoming RuPaul’s Drag Race Live residency at Las Vegas’s Flamingo Hotel and Casino.

Queerty’s John Russell and photographer Ames Beckerman were there too, snappin’ pics and takin’ names and writin’ captions.


“No last name. I haven’t thought about it yet. A lot of people are like, ‘Do Crimsyn Tide or Crimsyn Peak.’ I feel like your last name has to be something that you have to be performing and you have to fall into it. It has to have meaning to it. So I’m just waiting for that something.”

West Dakota

“I’m here with Bio Glitz. They’re a sustainable glitter company making plant-based glitter. No microplastics. [Traditional glitter] is terrible for the planet. It’s really hard to get off, but once you get it off it just goes somewhere and stays there for millions of years.”

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Naomi Chomsky

From left: Neoki, Naomi Chomsky, Kelly Square, Ninny Nothin, a.k.a. Providence, RI’s Trailer Park Girls.

Ava Patrón

“I’m Rock Star Wigs. We’re featuring wigs that I’ve styled. We’ve been to every DragCon ever.”

Lee Soulja

“I’m famous for running Black Pride here in New York. I’m also one of the judges on Pose. This is a crinoline that I turned around and made into a cape. I’m here supporting Vivacious and a few other kids.”

Janelle No. 5, Dahlia Sin, Kandy Muse

From left: House of Aja’s Janelle No. 5, Dahlia Sin, Kandy Muse

“I’m here at DragCon serving looks and getting to meet all the fabulous people that come out to support each other. We only have each other in the queer community.”

Sienna Rose

“I’m an intergalactic space hooker…but the trade didn’t like the session! I wanted to try something different today, something a little fiery and intergalactic.”