Drag Queens The Greatest Black Drag Queens of All Time  

Brandon Michaels
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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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290 49
RuPaul is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Black Drag Queens of All Time
age 58

2
217 65
Shangela Laquifa Wadley is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Black Drag Queens of All Time

3
215 68
Latrice Royale is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Black Drag Queens of All Time

4
122 24
Shea Coulee is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Black Drag Queens of All Time
armin.selimovic482 added Shea Coulee

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161 82
Chi Chi DeVayne is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Black Drag Queens of All Time

6
143 81
BeBe Zahara Benet is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Black Drag Queens of All Time

7
133 86
Kennedy Davenport is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Black Drag Queens of All Time

8
105 76
Coco Montrese is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Black Drag Queens of All Time

9
100 68
Jaidynn Diore Fierce is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Black Drag Queens of All Time

10
88 69
Stacy Layne Matthews is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Black Drag Queens of All Time

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86 65
Sahara Davenport is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Black Drag Queens of All Time
Dec. at 28 (1984-2012)

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108 88
Trinity K. Bonet is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Black Drag Queens of All Time

13
84 85
Vivacious is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Black Drag Queens of All Time

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48 103
Mystique Summers Madison is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Black Drag Queens of All Time

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36 98
Honey Mahogany is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Black Drag Queens of All Time

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38 98
Dwayne Cooper is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Black Drag Queens of All Time
age 43

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0 10
Kevin Aviance is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Black Drag Queens of All Time
Robert Newman added age 50