People Need Drag – It Saved My Life”: Symone On Becoming More Than A Fierce Fashion Queen

Talking to RuPaul’s Drag Race star Symone, who is surrounded by colourful clothing rails and fabulous wigs in her dressing room, is a breath of fresh air. The Arkansas-born, LA-based queen positively lights up the Zoom screen as she tells British Vogue what a typical day looks like: “Drag, drag, drag baby!”

The series 13 contestant, who quickly emerged as a clear frontrunner owing to her ability to use drag as a platform for political activism  – while looking remarkably directional in the process – says she never intended to be labelled as a “fashion queen”. “My style is very edgy and very sexy, but there’s also a point to everything I wear,” she asserts. “Bold would be a good word to describe it.”

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