EuroPride 2016 festival magazine

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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.”