M EN Y TO C M O BE OU M M RA AL YS GE W EL D AY F M S E
Diva MayDay is what the Dutch would call a BN’er: a local, Dutch celebrity,
and bought my first wig. My mom thought
the quintessential “iT” girl from Holland. She’s been a loud and proud drag
the dressing up was really cool and my father
queen for almost 30 years and is a welcome guest at VIP parties in The
thought it was okay back then.”
Netherlands and abroad. But MayDay’s more than just a pretty face in a hot little dress. She’s a host, a DJ, a party organiser and, this year, we’re proud
Dolly Parton and Madonna were your idols
to call her one of our ambassadors for EuroPride 2016.
as a kid. Why did you adore them so much?
MayDay, you put on your first dress as a four-year-old boy named Robin
Dolly Parton embodies the ultimate woman.
and you never stopped wearing women’s clothes. What was the appeal
Big hair. Big tits. Tiny waist. Long nails. Lots
back then in dressing as a woman?
of make up. High heels. She’s the highest you could possibly achieve in being a woman.
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When I started, I really didn’t know what I was doing. I loved playing the role of
She’s a drag queen herself. Dolly Parton and
woman because it turned me into a different person. When I put on a cowboy
Madonna are powerful and self-assured.
hat, I stayed the same, but when I put on a dress it brought me much more
Everything they do feels 100% genuine. I also
attention.I had a friend whose mother had a trunk filled with crazy clothes and
wanted to feel like that. I wanted the power
dresses with little mirrors in bright colours. I loved dressing up in those things.
and the adoration. It gave me a great feeling
One day, I dressed as a woman and went to the black market with my mother
about what I was doing.”