Penn State Altoona to host Bianca Del Rio, season 6 winner of "RuPaul’s Drag Race"
Friday, August 8, 2014 - 1745 hits
ALTOONA – Bianca Del Rio, crowned “America’s Next Drag Superstar” by winning season six of the television reality series RuPaul’s Drag Race, will perform in the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts, Tuesday, September 23, 9 p.m.
Self-proclaimed as a ‘clown in a dress,” Del Rio (Roy Haylock) emerged on the New Orleans’ gay entertainment scene in 1998 and nearly immediately became a premiere nightlife entertainer. Multifaceted talents of costume design, comedy, and theatrics were seamlessly merged to create the beloved Drag Queen persona that is Bianca Del Rio.
In addition to performing in drag, Del Rio is a costume designer for Broadway shows, ballet, and opera. She performs weekly at various New York City bars, clubs, and eateries while travelling nationally and internationally for events. Her impeccably quick-witted comedy, effortless fashions, and unique ability to make audiences cry from laughter while she tatters their self-image to shreds, keeps everyone beckoning for more.
Tickets go on sale Wednesday, August 27 at 9 a.m. in the Office of Student Life in the Slep Student Center. They are $5 for Penn State Altoona students and $10 general admission, cash or check only. For more information call 814-949-5407.
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