WERRRK.com has proudly partnered up the fabulous Hellen Heels to present the “Into The Draglands” on our YouTube channel starting Wednesday August 19th! (Subscribe to our channel here so you don’t miss a single episode!) We are so excited about being a part of this amazing event and we are thrilled to talk with these amazing up and coming drag artists that are going to be competing! First up, Kaesy Kimochi!
Into the Draglands is an online drag competition put on by performers of California’s Central Valley. It is the brainchild of Hellen Heels, a popular drag queen know for hosting in Stockton and Sacramento, and performing throughout the Bay Area. The basis of the competition is to showcase these performers by assigning them different challenges every week that push them out of their comfort zones in order to challenge them to show off the full range of their talent. They were required to select their own music, do their own costuming and hair, and to perform as if the world were watching. Some performers consistently ride high, while others crack under the pressure. The performances have been judged post-production so there is the added twist of performers having no idea what the critiques are, if they win a challenge, or even when they are eliminated until they watch live!
Congratulations Kaesy on being named a competitor for Into The Draglands! What does this opportunity mean to you?
This opportunity is amazing because I’m able to show a new generation of drag. A lot of drag here is homogeneous so I’m here to show what the younger queens have in store for the future. I’m also very happy because more people will get to know me.
For those people who might not be familiar with Kaesy Kimochi, can you tell us a little bit about you and your drag? How did you get your start?
People can expect to see me in something super cute but doing something super fierce and fun. I started doing drag because I was sick of people telling me what I could and couldn’t wear. I said you know what I’m gonna take it to the extreme and just start showcasing my most feminine sides in performing.
We can’t wait to see what you’re planning on bringing to the competition! Can you give the WERRRK .com universe a little tease of what’s to come for you on Into The Draglands?
Expect to see references never before seen. Get ready to see really cute outfits and performances and I’m excited to see all of your reactions. I’m no longer gonna be the fresh face of this area!