Netflix’s new drag show A Queen Is Born features Brazilian drag queen, singer, and rapper Gloria Groove. Find out what you need to know about her.
As the world of drag continues to expand, there is a new show on Netflix called A Queen is Born. Following the success of RuPaul’s Drag Race, several networks and streaming services have launched their own drag-themed TV shows, including this Brazilian reality series.
A Queen is Born centers around the hosts, Gloria Groove and Alexia Twister, as they make over a drag performer. The Godmothers, as Groove and Twister are called, help their drag Cinderellas become the best drag artists they can be. With their campy and wild senses of humor, Groove and Twister uplift their subjects and help them unveil their inner joy. Several other shows have popped up in the same style as A Queen is Born, including RuPaul’s Secret Celebrity Drag Race on VH1 and Dragnificent on TLC. But what makes A Queen is Born stand out from its competitors other than the fact that it is a Brazilian drag production? The Godmothers, Gloria and Alexia, are extremely popular online and have quickly received praise for their hosting abilities. So what do we know about Brazilian drag sensation and now Netflix star, Gloria Groove?
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Gloria Groove is a 25-year-old drag queen, singer, rapper, songwriter, and actor from São Paulo, Brazil. As she navigates the many different aspects of her career (which is not at all uncommon in the fluid world of drag) she is now also trying her hand at hosting a TV show. Gloria Groove has 1.8 million followers on Instagram and over 3 million monthly listeners on Spotify. In October 2020, Gloria appeared in the October 2020 issue of Vogue Brasil. Gloria told the magazine, “I am living the dream and I am thrilled with the invitation because being here positions drag queens as fashion icons.”
In addition, Gloria Groove has over 1.6 million subscribers on YouTube. As of this writing, her music video for “Bumbum de Ouro” has 113 million views. Other hit songs from Gloria Groove include “Coisa Boa,” “YoYo,” and “Arrasta.” Her most recent video for the song “Sinal” has almost half a million views, despite only being up for a few days. These numbers are sure to continue to grow thanks to the exposure on Netflix. The jury is still out as to whether A Queen Is Born will become a huge hit among drag fans in America. Not as many viewers tuned into Drag Race Holland as they did to Canada’s Drag Race because of the subtitles.
A Queen is Born is not in English, but the incredible make-up skills and thrilling personalities of Gloria Groove and Alexia Twister could turn this show into a huge hit for Netflix.
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Source: Gloria Groove’s Instagram
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