Aquaria is the drag daughter of Drag Race season four winner Sharon Needles. Text Emily ManningPhotography and film Barbara Anastacio. A self-described "stupid genius, reviled sweetheart, and PBR princess", Needles rose to international attention on the fourth season of the Logo reality competition series RuPaul's Drag Race, where she quickly became a fan favorite and was subsequently crowned … Sharon Needles and Aquaria Sharon Needles and Aquaria are both drag queen superstars, Sharon based in Pittsburgh and Aquaria in NYC. 7.2k. “When you have reached such a milestone in your life, the world has so much opportunity [to offer you] and I’m grateful for that.”. , (RuPaul featuring the Cast of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Season 10), (RuPaul featuring the cast of RuPaul's Drag Race, season 10, (Brooke Candy featuring Violet Chachki and Aquaria), Real Housewives of New York City (Season 10), List of self-identified LGBTQ New Yorkers, "Aquaria: The Unreal Housewife of New York", "The Most Powerful Drag Queens in America: Ranking the new establishment", "West Chester-born drag queen Aquaria makes it to 'RuPaul's Drag Race' finale", "It's the age of Aquaria — and we're just along for the ride", "Aquaria Doesn't Need Drag Race To Become a Superstar", "The 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season 10 Cast Will Be A Doozy If These Queens Are In The Running", "Yes.
However, since allegations of Sharon Needles’ abuse and manipulation of a fan came forward in July 2020, Aquaria has distanced herself from her drag mother. Aquaria is the stage name of Giovanni Palandrani (born February 12, 1996), an American drag queen, television personality, and recording artist best known for winning the tenth season of RuPaul's Drag Race in 2018.  She won three main challenges, never ranked in the bottom two, and was the first queen in the show's history to win both the ball and the "Snatch Game" in the same season. Eve spends her days writing about TV and film, music, and practically every reality TV show under the sun.
But even before Sharon claimed the crown, her spooky style was making major waves in the drag world, and her rock-and-roll attitude resonated deeply with a new guard of girls. While Drag Race itself is constantly maturing, it is actively actively advancing the evolution of its own field. Aquaria is the drag daughter of Drag Race season four winner Sharon Needles. Before she became part of the TV show, Aquaria was only one of 2 drag queens that had a 6-digit Instagram following, other being Eureka O’Hara. It was before the show that she inspired a young Aquaria to pursue drag. In June 2019, Aquaria was one of 37 queens to be featured on the cover of New York Magazine. it is sick.
Since it first began airing in 2009, Drag Race has brought together queens of all varieties, each one broadening the possibilities of what drag can be, and who it can speak to. A drag fan named Annecy (pronouns are they/them) has come forward with horrifying stories about the abuse they endured at the hands of Aaron Coady (also known as Sharon Needles from RuPaul's Drag Race, winner of Season 4) from the ages of 15-17. Drag Queen, Dancer, TV Personality, Singer, Model. One of her earliest supporters was Susanne Bartsch, an event producer who also supported RuPaul. Input your search keywords and press Enter. , Palandrani lives in Brooklyn, New York City. , (RuPaul featuring the Cast of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Season 10), (RuPaul featuring the cast of RuPaul's Drag Race, season 10, (Brooke Candy featuring Violet Chachki and Aquaria), Real Housewives of New York City (Season 10), List of self-identified LGBTQ New Yorkers, "Aquaria: The Unreal Housewife of New York", "The Most Powerful Drag Queens in America: Ranking the new establishment", "West Chester-born drag queen Aquaria makes it to 'RuPaul's Drag Race' finale", "It's the age of Aquaria — and we're just along for the ride", "Aquaria Doesn't Need Drag Race To Become a Superstar", "The 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season 10 Cast Will Be A Doozy If These Queens Are In The Running", "Yes.
Sharon Needles, a winner of the 4th season of RuPaul’s Drag Race, is her drag mother. "New York City is made out of people from all walks of life and from all corners of the globe. Don’t sleep on Aquaria because, just like Sharon Needles, she may have more surprises hiding up her sleeves. Premiere Dates For 'How's Your Head, Hun? , As part of the final challenge of season 10, Aquaria and the other top four contestants wrote and recorded their own verses for RuPaul's song "American." , On July 3, 2018, singer Bebe Rexha criticized Aquaria and the other Drag Race top four queens over Twitter for supposed bad behavior toward her at the VH1 Trailblazer Honors, such as not talking to her and being "cold". "I learn more about being an adult from our actions together. "We truly are a ridiculous pairing and I could not ask for a wiser, funnier, and all around amazing drag inspiration and mother. , Aquaria performed as a part of Rihanna's Savage X Fenty Beauty Fashion Show during the Fall 2019 New York Fashion Week. … The Addams Family's answer to Peggy Bundy — like every member of The Cramps at once, possessed by Elvira — Sharon snatched America's wig in 2012 with her fetish-inspired, punk-as-hell, witchy glam. A self-described "stupid genius, reviled sweetheart, and PBR princess", Needles rose to international attention on the fourth season of the Logo reality competition series RuPaul's Drag Race, where she quickly became a fan favorite and was subsequently crowned … These queens are the fashion monarchs of “Drag Race.” Or maybe of the human race. Watch more in the Drag Mother's Day series. In early 2018, it was announced that Aquaria was chosen as one of fourteen contestants for the tenth season of RuPaul's Drag Race, upon her first audition for the program. , In 2019, Aquaria was announced as one of the faces of MAC's Viva Glam campaign. In previous interviews, Sharon would talk about how a teenage Aquaria caught her attention because she created a social media fanpage dedicated to her when the cast of season four was announced. She began performing in drag in 2014. These queens are the fashion monarchs of “Drag Race.” Or maybe of the human race. On June 29, 2018, she released her debut pop single, Burn Rubber. , In September 2019, at RuPaul's DragCon NYC, Aquaria was named as one of a rotating cast of a dozen Drag Race queens in RuPaul's Drag Race Live!, a Las Vegas show residency from January to August 2020 at the Flamingo Las Vegas.  In June 2019, a panel of judges from New York magazine ranked her 11th on their list of the top 100 stars to come off the show.  Aquaria was announced as the winner of the season on June 28, 2018, beating out Eureka O'Hara and Kameron Michaels in the final three. He trained as a dancer for four years and experimented with drag in high school. Aquaria is an American drag queen, singer, dancer, model, and TV personality.
Any Drag Race fan will know of iconic mother-daughter duo Sharon Needles and Aquaria. "As someone brought up in the club scene, I don't rely on one specific brand of drag and moving on through the years. "I admire that someone who I was such a huge fan of during her national debut has been able to not only become close friends with me, but also truly respect the way I go about my art, enough to consider me her daughter," says Aquaria. "And the first one I noticed to change their background, their profile picture, all their social media towards Sharon Needles was this very young boy named Giovanni — this one," she says of Aquaria.
If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it. Her stage name comes from her zodiac sign, Aquarius. photo by @britterst at the crowning of the best season ever of @rupaulsdragrace on @vh1 ⭐️ #AgeOfAquaria #TeamAquaria #ShesAWinner, A post shared by Aquaria (@ageofaquaria) on Jul 2, 2018 at 11:36am PDT. View entire discussion ( 27 comments) More posts from the rupaulsdragrace community. The song was written by Jesse Saint John. Like RuPaul, Aquaria received early support from Susanne Bartsch.  Like RuPaul, Aquaria received early support from Susanne Bartsch. When she’s not writing you can find her out with friends, making music or attending events for the brand. Preen.ph © 2020. i have never sent that man explicit photos of myself ever and would have never had a reason or desire to do so. “One of my most popular looks [on the show] was the cheetah on cheetah on ocelot print I wore [on the ‘Double Trouble’ challenge.] Sharon Needles, a winner of the 4th season of. In my chosen family, we have all learned to ask for help with anything if we need it and to help others if we see them struggling with something," Aquaria explains. Sharon allegedly worsened her fan’s mental health, forced them to drink alcohol while they were underage, gave them drugs, and even exposed herself to the fan.
She began performing in drag in 2014.
(Photo by Santiago Felipe/Getty Images). And in this way, Drag Race has proven more successful than the more mainstream reality competitions it smartly subverts.  She received a contract from IMG Models, and was announced as the Entertainment editor for Dazed. The song was written by Jesse Saint John.
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