Vanessa Van Cartier, the current reigning winner of DragRace Holland, will be in town performing at PM Club on the evening of Saturday, July 9th for a one-night-only engagement.
The show and party, appropriately named Vanessa Van Cartier: One Night in Prague, will be organized by local queer event and show production company The Gay Agenda.
DragRace Holland, one of the many international spin-offs of the USA-based original RuPaul’s DragRace, began in 2020 to showcase the talents and skills of the Dutch-speaking drag artists of the Netherlands and Belgium.
Vanessa is the Belgian-born performer who managed to snatch the crown in 2021 and claim the title of Holland’s Next Drag Superstar. Her arrival in Prague marks the first time a winner of a European DragRace franchise will be performing in the Czech Republic.
Although she’s now known internationally as the winner of the second season of the Dutch-iteration of DragRace, Vanessa Van Cartier’s work was known years prior before gracing tv screens in the Dutch-speaking world.
In 2019 she won the Miss Continental pageant in the United States, which is the country’s largest and most influential female-illusion competition and pageant. In addition, in 2019 she also won the Miss Continental-Europe pageant, the European version of the original US-based pageant.
She’s the first contestant in the history of the pageant to win both the US and European pageants in the same year. Fluent in French, Italian, and Dutch, and conversational as well in English, Spanish, and Portuguese, she also holds the distinction of being the first European contestant to win Miss Continental USA.
Vanessa is also well-known as a trans-right activist throughout Belgium and the Netherlands, as she herself is a trans woman. She’s only the
third trans contestant in the world to win a DragRace franchise and wears that distinction with pride. The organizer behind the event, The Gay Agenda, will be bringing Vanessa in July from Amsterdam to Prague to give fans of drag and DragRace two special performances from her at PM Club near Botanická Zahrada.
In addition to our DragRace Holland winner headlining this show on July 9th, she’ll be joined by an international lineup of drag and burlesque
performers. The current lineup includes performances by Aladdin Jane, Chlorophyll Von Needle, Dima Arrest, Galeb, Hayley the Strange, Melancholia Blackbile, Miss Cool Cat, Sam Noskow, and Zorya Blue.
The evening will be hosted in English by the producer and director of The Gay Agenda, Jackson Smith. Tickets will be available until the day of
the show, including special VIP tickets that include a meet and greet session and private photo opportunity with Vanessa before the show.