RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE UK STARS - GOTHY KENDOLL & SUM TING PROPAGANDA NOTTS
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Ru Pauls Gothy Kendoll & Sum Ting Wong make an appearance at Propaganda Nottingham with meet and greet available!About this Event
RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE UK STARS COME TO NOTTINGHAM...
SUM TING WONG
Friday 8th November 2019
Early bird £7 (+BF)
On the door £10
VIP Meet & Greet £15 (+BF)
Doors open 7PM
Drag events every Friday until 20th December!
After party till 5AM
Gothy Kendoll is a drag queen, performer, model, DJ, drag host, and one of the ten contestants on Season 1 of RuPaul's Drag Race UK.
Her name comes from a friend who described her as a Ken doll who looks 'gothy' because of her black hair and dark aesthetic, but tanned skin and lots of makeup.
Serving up the dark side of this year’s RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, Gothy is fierce, contemporary, striking and unique.
“I feel like a lot of queens in the UK are quite shut off to their own perception of drag and that’s what makes me stand out amongst them,” she says. “I also do a lot of different work compared to other queens in the UK. I like to DJ, host and throw parties – that’s what I’m good at.”
Sum Ting Wong is the first Asian drag queen to compete in the UK series of RuPaul's Drag Race.
Originally hailing from Birmingham, Wong has joined the competition determined to inspire all British Asians watching.
“So, let’s get a few things straight,” she says. “I’m first generation born here. I didn’t speak any English until the age of three. I live an oriental Chinese Vietnamese background so going from that and being told I need to go to school, university, you need to get good job, you need to get married, have a house, kids. I am none of that."
"When I started doing drag five years ago, I wanted a name that was cheeky but also reflected my British Vietnamese heritage, so I browsed the internet and came across a meme about an American news report which turned out to be a prank. It was about a missing Asian plane and all the names of the missing crew were plays on Chinese names, such as Sum Ting Wong and Wi Tu Lo, and another was Ho Lee Fuk. It was wrong in so many ways, and that was why I chose my name, as my own act of reclamation!"
“My drag comes from singing,” she says. “I can’t be a singer out of drag. I am a Chinese male who’s overweight and losing his hair. I’m never gonna make it like that so drag helped me finally live out my dream of performing and singing.”