She represented Singapore in the second season of Drag Race Thailand, the first version of the iconic show outside of the US. But, as a Malay Muslim, she courted controversy by wearing a burka outfit, and in conservative Singapore, where gay sex is illegal, Vanda Miss Joaquim was denounced by religious groups as guilty of ‘perversion’. But she persevered and her Venue House of Miss Joaquim is now a hub for Singapore drag shows and artistes.
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