Drag Queens

The Greatest Black Drag Queens of All Time 

Brandon Michaels
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Updated June 29, 2020 12.2k votes 1.1k voters 17.5k views 35 items

If the words "famous Black drag queens" don't bring RuPaul to mind, you probably didn't read them correctly. But just because she's famous doesn't necessarily mean she's the best Black queen. Talented Black female impersonators are a force to be reckoned with the drag world, and they hail from all over the globe - from Los Angeles to New York, from Europe to Africa, from Sahara to Milan.

Who's your personal pick for the greatest Black drag queen of all time? Maybe you're a fan of Bob the Drag Queen, the winner of Season 8 of RuPaul's Drag Race. Or maybe you adore BeBe Zahara Benet, the Cameroon-raised queen who spun her Drag Race Season 1 victory into a music career.

Some of the most famous female impersonators are Black or African American, and you're sure to find them on this list. Vote your favorite performer up to number one!

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Shangela Laquifa Wadley ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Black Drag Queens of All Time
Age 37 from Paris, Texas, United States of America
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Shea Coulee is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Black Drag Queens of All Time
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Chi Chi DeVayne is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Black Drag Queens of All Time
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Monet X Change is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Black Drag Queens of All Time
CamariArapi added Monet X Change
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BeBe Zahara Benet is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Black Drag Queens of All Time
Age 37 from Cameroon
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Peppermint is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Black Drag Queens of All Time
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RuPaul is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Black Drag Queens of All Time
Age 58 from USA, California, San Diego
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Naomi Smalls is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Black Drag Queens of All Time
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Nina Bo'nina Brown is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Black Drag Queens of All Time
Nina Bo'nina Brown
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Asia O'Hara is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Black Drag Queens of All Time
CamariArapi added Asia O'Hara
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Vivacious is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Black Drag Queens of All Time
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Tatianna is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Black Drag Queens of All Time
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Trinity K. Bonet is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Black Drag Queens of All Time
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Coco Montrese is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Black Drag Queens of All Time
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Akeria Chanel Davenport ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Black Drag Queens of All Time
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Stacy Layne Matthews is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Black Drag Queens of All Time
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Sahara Davenport is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Black Drag Queens of All Time
Dec. at 28 (1984-2012) from Dallas, Texas, United States of America
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Latrice Royale is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Black Drag Queens of All Time
Latrice Royale Age 47 from California, United States of America
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Jaidynn Diore Fierce is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Black Drag Queens of All Time
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Dida Ritz is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Black Drag Queens of All Time
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Jasmine Masters is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Black Drag Queens of All Time
CamariArapi added Jasmine Masters
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Yvie Oddly is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Black Drag Queens of All Time
CamariArapi added Yvie Oddly
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The Vixen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Black Drag Queens of All Time
CamariArapi added The Vixen
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Bob the Drag Queen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Black Drag Queens of All Time
CamariArapi added Bob the Drag Queen
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Mystique Summers Madison... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Black Drag Queens of All Time