RuPaul’s Drag Race mania continues to hit Cape Town and Johannesburg with the imminent arrival of the third star from the hit reality show to land on our shores this year. Prepare for pandemonium in the form of Mayhem Miller, Queen of the Party, fresh from Season 10 of RuPaul’s Drag Race and the Holi-Slay Spectacular last Christmas, when she ignites the stages at Zer021 Social Club in the Mother City and Babylon Bar in Johannesburg.
Here’s some Mayhem Miller trivia:
- Mayhem Miller is the stage name of Dequan Johnson, a drag performer from Riverside, California.
- Mayhem competed on the tenth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race where she was the fifth queen to be eliminated
- She is a prominent figure in the West Hollywood drag scene.
- Her drag sisters are Raven and Morgan McMichaels. All three started their drag careers on the very same day – May 10th, 2002. She also belongs in the same drag family as Detox, Delta Work, and Vicky Vox (of DWV fame, and Detox’s daughter).
- Mayhem helped Adore Delano when she started out as a drag queen.
- Mayhem had auditioned for Drag Race since Season 2 and eventually made it on to Season 10 of the show.
- Mayhem is the second queen to win a Drag on a Dime challenge, after Nina Flowers of Season 1 fame.
- Mayhem played a character named Blanquisha in the movie Cherry Pop which also featured Bob the Drag Queen, Detox, Tempest DuJour and Latrice Royale. The film can currently be seen on Netflix.
- In Southern California she is known as the Queen of the Party.
- Mayhem is open to being on an All Stars season.
- Her motto: “You are all beautiful, and don’t you let NOBODY tell you different.”
As was the case with the Dusty Ray Bottoms and Morgan McMicheals shows, the promoters will be featuring local drag artistes at both venues as supporting acts thus giving the South African Queens the opportunity to share a stage with an international performer. Drag Cabaret Legend Kat Gilardi, who is one third of the divalicious 3D group, and relative newcomer Livvi Livvi take to the stage at Zer021 in Cape Town. The spectacular Manila von Teez will be the Hostess with the Mostest on the night. Performing with Mayhem at Babylon – The Jo’burg Bar is Khalani Fantabisher and duo Paris Darling and Ally Ooop. Baba Ganoosh will be the fabulous hostess on the evening.
Tuesday 30th April 2019. (Next day is a public holiday)
Zer021 Social Club, Canterbury Rd, District 6
Tickets are on sale at R160 Pre-Sale and R220 at the Door, Limited Meet and Greets at R350. Tickets available through www.computicket.com
Friday, 3rd May 2019.
Babylon the Jo’burg Bar – Illovo Muse Centre, 198 Oxford Rd.
Tickets are on sale at R150 Pre-Sale and R250 at the Door, Limited Meet and Greet Tickets at R350 each. Tickets are available through www.howler.co.za