LE PETITE NOIRE winner of the 2015 edition of Drag Factor Italia, drag of the Love Giam evening and protagonist of the NYX Face Awards. She is a beauty queen of the capital, known in particular for her original and glamorous looks.
The term Drag Queen refers to all those men, usually singers or actors, who perform in public wearing women’s clothes, make-up and wigs. It is usually thought that most men who make this kind of choice are gay, but in reality, this is not the case at all: many Drag Queens, in fact, are married and have families and, simply, find it fun to step into the shoes of a woman. woman for the purpose of a singing show or a play.
Transsexuals who have undergone a sex change and transvestites are excluded from the Drag Queen category; the former are excluded because they are not men in all respects while, the latter, because they dress up as women every day and not only sporadically. The fact that not all men who dress up are Drag Queens is one to keep in mind as it marks the stark difference between Trans and Drag. Women who love to dress up as men are also Drag but, instead of being called Queen, they are called Drag King.
However, there is a huge difference between drag queens and cross-dressers: that of drag queens is in fact an art, not exclusively the preserve of homosexual men, nor of men.
The drag king phenomenon was born, almost parallel to that of drag queens, at the end of the 19th century, and the most famous drag king woman was undoubtedly Vesta Tilley, considered a true forerunner of the genre. To succeed in the “enterprise”, for example, drag kings resort to bending, or bandages to flatten the breasts, to contouring to emphasize some facial features, or to packing, which precisely confers the “package”.

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