Drag performers hit the ice in San Francisco

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SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 3 (Reuters) - Drag Queens and a Drag King took implicit a San Francisco skating rink for the 12th yearly "Drag Queens connected Ice" show, dazzling spectators with their large costumes, hilarious moves and immoderate astonishing skills.

Performers successful fabulous outfits showed their flair successful Union Square, the city's buying district, connected Thursday, lip-syncing and skating to songs similar "Shake it Off" by Taylor Swift, "Man, I Feel Like a Woman" by Shania Twain, and "All I Want for Christmas."

It was the sixth crystal amusement for San Francisco nonmigratory Drag Queen Paju Munro, whohas been embodying the colorful persona for much than 15 years.Having grown up skating, the 45-year-old Brazilian has skills to wow the assemblage but pointed retired that the amusement is each astir entertainment.

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"At the extremity of the day, it's called 'Drag Queens connected Ice', and not 'pro skaters dressing successful drag'. People travel here. They're expecting america to beryllium funny, to fall. Nobody's expecting you to travel successful and bash a triple axle and I mean if you can, kudos to you. It's the entertainment," Paju Munro said.

Drag queen Khmera Rouge crystal skates during the 'Drag Queens connected Ice' lawsuit astatine the Union Square crystal rink successful San Francisco, California, U.S. December 2, 2021. REUTERS/Brittany Hosea-Small

The lawsuit besides featured 29-year-old Drag King Jota Mercury of Oakland, California. Mercury lone skated connected crystal for the archetypal clip a fewer days ago.

"Tonight is astir Drag survival. I volition beryllium performing for my beingness tonight. I americium truthful excited. (Performing astatine a drag) Brunch is ever fun, but connected crystal it conscionable adds that other thrill," Jota said.

The lawsuit marked the instrumentality of the amusement aft it was canceled past twelvemonth owed to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This year's variation besides featured Denali Foxx, a Drag Queen who besides starred connected the deed tv amusement RuPaul's Drag Race play 13, and American fig skater Brian Boitano.

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Reporting by Nathan Frandino; Editing by Diane Craft and Richard Chang

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