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This is BibleGirl, a drag queen gaining fame without 'RuPaul's Drag Race'

Devon Kelley
Assistant Beauty Editor
BibleGirl will greet her fans at RuPaul’s DragCon in NYC this weekend. (Photo via Instagram/Travis Magee)

BibleGirl is a 24-year-old drag queen with a master’s degree in everything internet, and she uses her scholarly knowledge strategically.

“BibleGirl is the love child of MySpace trolling and every possible contemporary pop-culture reference,” she tells Yahoo Beauty. “My drag name hails from the trend of having unapologetically irreverent screen names in order to garner attention.”

BibleGirl’s image is attention-grabbing indeed. “My message is that life ain’t so serious, and we all need to laugh at the little things, love each other, and punch Nazis,” says the persona of a Brooklyn young man, who will appear with a huge lineup of other celebrity drag performers at RuPaul’s DragCon in New York City on Sept. 9 and 10.

Trolling Instagram and spilling all the tea on Twitter, she’s garnered a huge following (more than 80,000) of drag lovers singing praises for her bitchy comments. It’s made her one of the best-known drag personas never to have appeared on RuPaul’s Drag Race. And that’s just the way she likes it.

Still, drag going mainstream is a plus in BibleGirl’s book, so long as it’s done with cultural awareness. This is something she kept front-of-mind when she launched dragqueenmerch.com and her mobile game app, BibleGirl’s Big Apple.

“I completely embrace [drag in the mainstream] as long as it isn’t framed by exploitation and is brought to the mainstream by somebody or a group of people that immediately live within the ‘queer gaze,’” she says. “It helps further along the process of normalizing who we are.”

For BibleGirl, demonstrating her ever-changing makeup routine for fans is part of normalizing drag culture. As a result, they’ve embraced her wholeheartedly, adopting her signature makeup look, using hot pink tones to contour and accentuate her nose and lips.

“The beginning steps of my routine prove to therapeutically get me into the ‘painting’ headspace. Shaving, then having tea while doing a quick 10-minute face mask, really takes me there,” says BibleGirl. “I learned by watching a lot of YouTube videos, experimenting in my free time, and understanding how achieving desired shapes with color works!”

Despite her undeniable originality, BibleGirl has three celebrity muses, each queens in their own right. “My top three are Britney Spears, Kim Kardashian, and Rihanna,” she says. “I really got into learning about the craft and industry about seven years ago. … The same people definitely remain as inspirations.”

She continues, “I feel like every part of my drag has a performance component. As a social media ‘personality,’ the job tends to be more around the clock than people think. Maintaining character, whether it be by aesthetic, by tweet, or physical performance, the overarching concept of performance is extremely integral. I’m performing for those that have gotten me to where I am, and I just want everybody to feel like they’re at the most kickass party ever!”

Tune into Yahoo Style + Beauty’s Instagram page on Sunday morning to see BibleGirl’s makeup routine before RuPaul’s DragCon.

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