Drag race winner Priyanka, from Whitby, Ont., Covers ELLE magazine – .

Drag race winner Priyanka, from Whitby, Ont., Covers ELLE magazine – .

div id = “”> Less than a year after winning the first season of Canada Drag Race, Priyanka, born in Whitby, Ont., Took another big step by making the cover of a national fashion magazine in Canada.

Priyanka, who rallied Course de dragsters fans with his signature: “My name is Priyanka. What is my name ? Appears on the July cover of ELLE Canada, one of the best fashion magazines in the country.

She is the first drag queen to have standalone cover in one of the magazine’s 45 editions around the world, according to ELLE Canada’s Editor-in-chief.

In an interview with CBC News, Priyanka spoke about the significance of her accomplishments over the past year. She was also the first person of Indian origin to win Slide cancere in the worldwide history of franchising.

“It’s so important for me to embrace my culture, because I haven’t seen her grow up much,” Priyanka said. “But now… on the cover of this magazine, it’s got the name Priyanka slapped on it.”

“Everyone’s like, ‘Wow, so there’s a brunette girl doing her damn thing. So I can do my damn thing too. ‘ “

Priyanka with her fellow queens at the Canadian Drag Race season finale last September. (Crave/Jackie Brown)

The 30-year-old dating star, also known as Mark “Suki” Suknanan, quit a career in children’s television to appear on the popular Course de dragsters series in 2020, at the age of 28.

But long before she was Priyanka, Mark lived in the gay village of Toronto and in 2017 was encouraged by local drag queen Xtacy Love to take the stage. Performing as Priyanka Love, she made her debut in drag rooms like Crews & Tangos, and has proven to be a natural.

Priyanka knew life would change when a Canadian edition of Course de dragsters was announced in 2019. She was working as Suki on the children’s series YTV The area.

“It’s scary to quit your bread and butter job and try something new because it makes your heart happy and ignites your soul,” Priyanka said.

“But I did and I’m happy. “

“Representation on all fronts”

For LGBTQ lawyer Daniel Pillai, the cover of Priyanka with IT it’s more than a fabulous look.

“It’s a huge deal,” Pillai told CBC News. “Not only do you have a drag queen representing the inclusiveness and diversity of the LBGTQ community here in Canada, but you are also Caribbean and you are also of South Asian descent so I think that is portrayal on all of them. the fronts. “

A member of Toronto’s LGBTQ community, Pillai is a Canadian of Indo-Fijian descent. He said Priyanka’s success and visibility gives him a sense of belonging.

“I think I have someone of color to do the cover [of a national magazine] and being celebrated in such a big way shows how receptive Canadians are to stories like this and how open they are to seeing people like Priyanka take the stage, ”he said.

The cover doesn’t mention pride or that her star is a drag queen, choices Priyanka said she enjoys.

“I only exist as an artist, who is an icon, who looks like a young Cher… you choose [the magazine] and then you find out who I am, ”she said. “That I’m a drag queen. That I am also Mark Suki from Whitby, Ontario. “

<h2><strong>Première drag queen à faire une couverture autonome pour le magazine</strong></h2>  <p>Pendant que <em>ELLE Mexico</em> en juin publié <u>une série de couvertures</u> avec des icônes de "salle de bal" - salle de bal est le terme pour les compétitions de drag de style balle - Priyanka est la première drag queen à poser pour un standalone <em>ELLE </em>couverture des 76 ans d'histoire du magazine, a déclaré la rédactrice en chef Joanie Pietracupa.</p>  <p>Pietracupa a déclaré à CBC News que le magazine s'engage à présenter des voix et des histoires diverses, et que le tournage historique de Priyanka est un point de fierté.</p>  <p>"Je ne pensais pas que ce serait si révolutionnaire", a déclaré Pietracupa.  "Mais ça l'est, en fait. Donc je suis assez fier que nous ayons fait cela."</p>  <p>La star de RuPaul's Drag Race Brook Lynn Hytes est apparue sur une couverture d'un numéro spécial du magazine d'intérêt général <em>La vie à Toronto </em>en septembre 2019.</p>  <p>Pour <em>ELLE,</em> La personnalité pétillante et les côtelettes de mode de Priyanka ont attiré le magazine, a ajouté Pietracupa, citant le sens du style "glamour et classe" de la superstar du drag. </p>  <p><strong><em>REGARDER |  Priyanka sur la couverture d'un magazine de mode national :</em></strong></p>  <div><span><span class="mediaEmbed"><div class="player-placeholder-ui-container  "><div class="player-placeholder-video-ui" title="Canadian drag superstar Priyanka graces Elle Canada's July cover" role="button" tabindex="0"><div class="player-placeholder-ui  "><div class="video-item video-card-overlay" aria-labelledby="1912827459941-metadata-" title="Canadian drag superstar Priyanka graces Elle Canada's July cover"><div class="thumbnail-wrapper"><div class="thumbnail-container"><img   src="https://www.fr24news.com/fr/a1/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/La-gagnante-de-la-course-de-dragsters-Priyanka-originaire-de.777xh:h;*,*&downsize=510px:* 510w".jpeg" alt="" class="thumbnail" loading="lazy"/></div></div></div></div></div></div><span class="media-caption">Dans une entrevue avec CBC News, Priyanka, qui a remporté le titre de la première superstar de dragsters du Canada sur Canada's Drag Race, parle d'être la première star de dragsters sur la couverture d'un grand magazine de mode canadien, faisant ses débuts en tant qu'interprète dans le village gai de Toronto. et ce que la représentation signifie pour elle.<!-- --> <!-- -->2:03</span></span></span></div>  <h2><strong>"C'est cette lumière au bout du tunnel"</strong></h2>  <p>Drag Race Canada est une entreprise dérivée de <em>Course de dragsters de RuPaul, </em>qui a été créée en 2009. Actuellement, il y a <em>Course de dragsters</em> séries diffusées en Australie, au Royaume-Uni et en Thaïlande, <u>pour n'en nommer que quelques-uns</u>. 

Priyanka said watching drag artists during her Toronto debut was a way of getting away from it all before she came out of her family’s closet.

“People needed to hang around during the pandemic because that’s just it,” Priyanka said. “It’s that light at the end of the tunnel that makes us so happy,” because it’s inspiring to see others live their lives shamelessly.

“Now is the time for me to take exactly who I am and what I was born into and who I have become… and turn it into an art form. “


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