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! Next up, Bijou Bentley!
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 Bijou on being named a competitor for Into The Draglands! What does this opportunity mean to you?
Thank you! I’m so excited to be a part of this competition. I’m most excited to get to use a platform to show off what I do best, which is conceptualize a look from head to toe and then put it together. I really enjoyed the challenges this competition threw my way and liked how I was able to interpret them to fit my drag.
For those people who might not be familiar with Bijou Bentley, can you tell us a little bit about you and your drag? How did you get your start?
I’ve been doing drag for a while and got my start as a bedroom queen doing drag on the internet. My drag tends to be really cute and colorful. I draw a lot of references from video games and like to do cosplay-inspired drag. For the most part, I make all of my drag if for no other reason than I have a very specific vision when I plan my looks and I always want it just right.
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?
Into The Draglands was a challenge and really inspired me to go outside of my comfort zone with some of these prompts! I’m really excited to show off the competitive side of me and just hope that people enjoy watching along and enjoy what I bring to the game! With the way we filmed, we didn’t get to see much of what everyone else was doing so I can only speak for myself but you can expect colorful and cute looks, talent, and two left feet!