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Gallery: Take A Drag 2019

By Lauren Man

April 19, 2019 9:23 p.m.

Taste the Rainbow, a UCLA-based LGBTQ dance team, opens for ''Take A Drag.''

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Take A Drag 2019 features special guest The Vixen from season 10 of ''RuPaul’s Drag Race.'' She is known for sparking discourse about racial dynamics among the contestants and the show’s fandom.

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The Vixen appears for her second performance with an outfit change.

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The Vixen lip-syncs to Sojourner Truth’s ''Ain’t I a Woman?'' speech, which is now recognized as one of the most famous abolitionist and feminist speeches in American history.

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Svetlana Zhakitoya, the second performer, lip-syncs to ''Every Baby Needs A Da-Da-Daddy'' by Marilyn Monroe. Her outfit is influenced by burlesque fashion.

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Luzviminda, a Filipina drag queen, performs her routine. Her outfit is inspired by Maria Clara, a character in the novel ''Noli Me Tángere'' by José Rizal who represents femininity in Philippine society as influenced by Spanish colonialism.

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The two student performers lip-sync to ''Shut Up and Drive'' by Rihanna.

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Kevin Medina, the program coordinator of the UCLA LGBT Campus Resource Center, gives his closing speech.

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Luzviminda and Svetlana Zhakitoya stroll down the stage in celebration. Both student performers were crowned as the victors of the night.

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Lauren Man | Assistant Photo editor
Man is currently an Assistant Photo editor and a News writer. She is also a third-year marine biology major with a minor in environmental systems and society.
Man is currently an Assistant Photo editor and a News writer. She is also a third-year marine biology major with a minor in environmental systems and society.
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