WATCH: Carmen Carrera Comes Out To Play (And Slay) For New York Fashion Week

To coincide with the kickoff of New York Fashion Week, W Magazine has released a video companion for the incredible collaboration between former RuPaul‘s Drag Race contestant Carmen Carrera and fashion photographer Steven Meisel.

In an essay paired with the print spread, Carrera talked about the difficulties people have with dating transgender women and why the show triggered her transition. In the video above, she’s trading in her words for true Showgirl glamour and serving some serious fish all over Times Square. Watch in awe as this legendary Queen goes from high-class princess to “the fashion world’s favorite burlesque personality” in two minutes flat.

One word: Iconic.

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  • Bozen

    Wow, she’s really evolved

  • Bozen

    Also – Obama makes a cameo at 1:58

  • QJ201

    There are lots of guys that will date a passable stealth trans women.

    Not many of them are interested in dating a very out trans women who makes her career running around half naked.

    So tired of trans women who think being a women is getting straight men to want to screw you. They have destroyed the drag scene too. All this “Fish” bullshit; good drag has died.

  • Daveliam

    I saw Carmen last night at the Drag Race Battle of the Seasons at the Gramercy Theater. She is really stunning in person. Her voice has changed now that she’s on hormones and she sounds very feminine and soft now. Her performances were still lazy and low energy though. She was my least favorite performer of the night, but she’s definitely gorgeous.

  • iluvcakes


    That’s what kinda makes her so great.. other girls are going out of their way to make a performance and she literally just stands there and gathers peoples money lol

  • lailaichong

    she is beautiful but i don’t like her performances

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