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15 Fierce Drag Queens You Probably Didn't Know Were From Australia

There's a whole lotta' talent Down Under.

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1. Marie Claire / Via

Current city: Sydney

Not only has Marie Claire appeared in several editorial and advertising campaigns, she is also an ambassador for popular underwear brand Bonds. Basically, she's killing it.

2. Vanity Faire

Current city: Sydney

Vanity Faire isn't just a pretty face. She boasts ownership of successful wig business Wigs By Vanity alongside fellow Aussie, Courtney Act.


6. Decoda Secret

Current city: Sydney

Decoda Secret has taken out the DIVA award for 'Entertainer of the Year' a whopping three times and has performed alongside Tina Arena, Cindi Lauper and RuPaul. She also knows how to rock a nipple tassel.

7. Courtney Act

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Current City: West Hollywood (although she originally hails from Brisbane)

Courtney Act was a semi-finalist on Australian Idol before she became a finalist on RuPaul's Drag Race in 2014. She is now an ambassador for American Apparel. You know, just casually ruling the world.


8. Hannah Conda / Via Facebook: HannahCondaHC

Current city: Perth

Hannah Conda was voted Perth's favourite Drag Queen in 2012 and continues to wow crowds as a night club regular. She's also really great at creating incredibly terrifying costumes.

9. Alexei Paige

Facebook / Via Facebook: Alexei.Paige

Current city: Brisbane

Alexei Paige is a model and showgirl who has been gracing the stages of Brisbane and beyond for just shy of a decade. She cites her personal interests as twirling in circles and pouting in the mirror. I feel you, Alexei.

10. Aurora

Current City: Gold Coast

Aurora is a performer at Dracula's Cabaret, who boasts a wicked sense of humour and an impressive wig collection. She also grew up in the tiny town of Broken Hill, where part of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert was filmed.

11. Dame Edna Everage / Via

Current City: Splits her time between Sydney and London

Where do you even start with Dame Edna? Basically she's a household name/legend and was even mentioned on The Simpsons (which is an honour). She has also been immortalised with a bronze statue, which resides in Melbourne.

12. Charisma Belle / Via

Current city: Sydney

Charisma Belle is a multi-award winning Queen who has appeared on stage with celebrities such as Adam Lambert and Tina Arena. She's also worked as a weather girl on Channel Seven's Sunrise and should probably replace Samantha and/or Kochie as a presenter. Just a (great) suggestion.

14. Minnie Cooper

Current City: Sydney

Minnie Cooper has produced and choreographed spectacles at events such as Mardi Gras and has worked with fellow Aussie stars Jimmy Barnes and Kylie Minogue.

15. Marilyn Mootrub / Via

Current city: Sydney

Often referred to as "Mooty" or "Moot" (which is an achievement in itself), Marilyn Mootrub has performed in various clubs across Australia and also doubles as a DJ.

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