How New Zealand Dresses: Street Style at RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under

RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under burst onto the stage at Auckland’s Spark Arena last night for an evening celebrating the best of Kiwi and Aussie drag in front of an eager and cheering crowd.

Season 2 queen Minnie Cooper joked that “I look fabulous and you all look average” while addressing the crowd, but that was far from accurate. Not to be overshadowed by the elegance extravaganza unfolding before the crowd came adorned with a parade of fun and playful fashion suiting their individual personalities.

Participants in Auckland RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under wore their outfits loud and clear.

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Participants in Auckland RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under wore their outfits loud and clear.

The show takes place in Wellington tonight and there is sure to be an equally strong fashion show in the capital. After all, as Mama Ru says, “You were born naked, and the rest is flirtation.”

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Charlotte (She/She) and Danusha (She/She)

Describe your style in three words:

Charlotte: Rich, classy, ​​elegant.

Danusha: Boujee, extra, elegant.

Tell me about your outfit:

Charlotte: We channel our inner rich people. We decided to go a little more today. We just wanted to stand out a bit.

What is the oldest thing in your wardrobe?

Charlotte: Probably this [fur stole]. It’s a gift from a 90-year-old grandmother who was Russian.

Danusha: A 35 year old Wrangler denim jacket. It was my father’s when he was a teenager.

Amy (She/She)

Describe your style in three words: Crazy, eclectic, vanilla.

Tell me about your outfit: I have my favorite boots, tights I just poked a hole in, and then I have my cute little Karen Walker dress.

Lola (he/him/her/her)

Describe your style in three words: Pretty in pink.

Tell me about your outfit: As you can see, it’s big, and it’s pink, and it’s fabulous!

Kylie (she/her) and Ash (they/them)

Describe your style in three words:

Ash: Lots of loose clothing

Kylie: All about color

What is the oldest thing in your wardrobe?

Ash: Probably one of my cousin’s old shirts

Kylie: I recycle a lot, I give a lot of clothes to friends and donations. But probably a pair of shoes I’ve had forever that are super comfortable.

Tell me about your outfit:

Ash: I was just wearing comfortable jeans and shoes. I like this jacket and this shirt, so I just put it on, and it goes well together.

Kylie: You have to come to a drag show and be colorful and bold.

Sophie (She/She), Mya (She/She) and Aimee (She/She)

Describe your style in three words:

Sophia: Basic, goofy, cool

Mya: Rocky, I like music.

Aimee: I wear crop tops.

Tell me about your outfit:

Sophia: I wear Converse shoes on which I made a little embroidery. I got these Nike pants from my dad’s closet. This shirt has a little stain from our dinner and this hat I found in my costume box, it’s been there for ages.

Mya: I have very dirty AirForce Ones, black jeans from Glassons, and a stained David Bowie t-shirt.

Aimee: My sweater is from Sophie, I have jeans, I don’t know where I got them, and Converse.

Savannah (She/She)

Describe your style in three words: I’m a new mom, so I don’t go out much, but I thought tonight was a statement night, so I got the boobies out. I’ve got everything going and I’m ready to have a good time!

Tell me about your outfit: It’s a room. [motions to belt] is actually just a blindfold, there’s the collar and I have felt on my eyes. I feel like a ball of fire tonight.

Aaron (He/Him) and Cody (He/Him)

Tell me about your outfit:

Aaron: All of this is mostly used. This [denim jacket] was my mother’s. I have that [shirt] from a second-hand store. And then the Levi’s jeans and the Docs, quite simple.

Cody: I wear Dr Martens, I have Hallensteins pants and a Cool Shirts jumper.